San Diego Legion & Dylan Audsley
The San Diego Legion has not made formal announcements for their team for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. USA Rugby acknowledged in their squad announcements that Dylan Audsley is a member of the Legion.
Dylan Audsley proved that he could be a key contributor to the Legion during the 2019 MLR season. With additional high-performance opportunities after the season for the USA Selects and for the Eagles against the Maori All Blacks, it is hoped that he will be an even better player in 2019. Dylan Audsley, Eagle 516, is 24-year-old, 6′, and 195 pounds.
Audsley is from London, U.K. and was USA eligible due to his American mother. He went to high school in the U.S., first at Notre Dame High School from 2008 to 2010 before transferring to Chaparral High School in 2010 and graduating in 2012. He then attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California from 2013 through his graduation in 2017 as an Art History, Criticism, and Conservation major.
He was a Junior All-American at the 2013 Junior World Championship and was a likely selection in 2014 before an injury derailed his selection.
In 2015 Audsley was named College Back of the Year by the Goff Rugby Report. He also won College Player of the Year honors with This Is American Rugby. In 2016 was honored with the Rudy Scholz Award as the nation’s best men’s college rugby player and was named to the Eagles Elite Development Squad.
In 2017 Audsley toured Ireland and Scotland with St. Mary’s College.
USA Rugby Men’s Eagles
Dylan Audsley came on for the Eagles against Argentina XV in the 5th minute on Feb. 3, 2018, in an Americas Rugby Championship match in Carson, California. Since Argentina XV was not a national team, his Eagles test was the following Saturday against Canada. He now has six caps, starting four matches and scoring two tries. His last match was against Scotland on June 16, 2018, in the team’s historic 30-29 win.
Audsley also started for the Eagles in a non-test match against the Maori All Blacks on November 3, 2018, at Soldier Field in Chicago.