Seattle Seawolves & Tim Metcher
The Seattle Seawolves re-signed tighthead prop Tim Metcher for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. A rugby bio for him has been updated from his original release last year.
Prior to arriving with the Seawolves for their 2018 MLR season, Metcher had five injuries prior to age 26, which caused him to miss valuable time. In 2018 he was healthy for the Seawolves in their eleven matches played. This included their one match exhibition season, an eight-game regular season and two playoff matches that culminated with the team winning the inaugural Major League Rugby Championship.
Upon the conclusion of the MLR season, Tim was named to the first team All-MLR team at tighthead prop. His presence in the forwards contributed to the team having perhaps the best scrummaging team in the League.
Tim is now 27 years old and the team has kept an anchor in the front row that along with keeping much of the team intact, should make the Seawolves a contender for the 2019 title.
DJCoil Rugby article: Seattle Seawolves 2018 Tim Metcher Signing
The Seattle Seawolves announced the signing of Melbourne Rebels’ tighthead prop, Tim Metcher. He is 27 years old, is 5’10” tall and weighs 249 pounds.
Tim Metcher was born in Maroubra, Australia, but moved to Coffs Harbour soon after. He began playing rugby at an early age. In 2011 he joined the Brumbies Academy, was selected captain of New South Wales in the Australian Schools Rugby Championships, was selected for the Australian U-20 national team, and played in the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship in Italy.
Metcher played club rugby for the Gungahlin Eagles in 2010, Randwick in 2011, and in 2012 he had his first professional contract with Southern Districts in the Sydney Shute Shield.
In 2013 he against the British and Irish Lions twice coming off the bench for Western Force and starting for the Combined NSW-QLD Country team. In 2015-2016 he played for Melbourne Rising and made his Super Rugby debut in 2015 with the Melbourne Rebels, where he played through 2017. In 2018, he has signed with the Seattle Seawolves for the inaugural Major League Rugby season.