Houston SaberCats & Codi Jones
The Houston SaberCats signed Codi Jones for a second season. The 24-year-old, 6’0″, the 240-pound prop has played both loosehead and tighthead. That is a real advantage for the team, as it provides squad flexibility.
The first MLR season was a cruel one for Jones due to an early pre-season Injury. Since then he has played for the West Houston Lions D1 team and is ready to contribute during the 2019 MLR season.
Codi grew up in San Diego, California and played rugby while at Torey Pines High School where he was a center, at least in 2011. He was selected to the USA Rugby High School All-Americans and toured with the team in South America, where he was listed as playing for the Oceanside Hurricanes. He also played at the 12th Rocky Mountain Rugby Challenge in 2012 for Southern California Under-19s and made the All-Tournament team.
After graduation from Torey Pines, he attended California State University Maritime Academy and played for the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers Rugby Club initially as a hooker. The team had one of their greatest wins, traveling and beating 16th D1A ranked San Diego State University in Nov. 2012.
In 2014 Codi played for the USA Rugby Under-20s in Hong Kong at the World Rugby Junior Trophy competition.
In Codi’s Senior year at Cal Maritime in 2016, the team went undefeated in the Northern California Conference and then hosed the NSCRO PAC West Regionals. He graduated later that year with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Transportation.
In 2016 he turned professional playing for the San Francisco Rush. Next, it was over to Sydney, Australia to play in the Shute Shield with Randwick Rugby Club. Codi then signed a contract to play in the inaugural Major League Rugby 2018 season with the Houston SaberCats but was injured during pre-season.
The Houston SaberCats had two off-season departures with Paul Mullin signing with the Newcastle Falcons and Petey Hepburn retiring. The team needs several quality props and Codi is prepared to part of the team’s rotation in the front row.