Seattle Seawolves Signs New Zealand Lock Brad Tucker

The Seattle Seawolves signed New Zealand lock Brad Tucker for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. Brad is 26-years-old, 6’4″, and 255 lbs.

Brad and his brother James grew up in Christchurch, going through St Bede’s College and the Canterbury age-grade rugby system. James also played professionally for Waikato and the Super Rugby Chiefs.

Brad also attended St Pius X College and Lincoln University. He played for the Canterbury Under-20s in 2012 and was on their Metro and 7s teams from 2012-2016.

In 2014 he won the Millar Cup award as Club Sportsperson of the Year for Christchurch Football Club. He also played club rugby with the Hamilton Marist and New Playmouth OB.

In 2016 he played provincial rugby in the Mitre 10 Cup competition with Waikato Rugby. His debut was against Manawatū in a Ranfurly Shield challenge. He then moved to Taranaki Rugby in 2017 where he played in 7 matches. He also played for New Zealand Marist at No. 8 for one match and captained the side.

In 2018, Brad moved to the Manawatu Turbos and made 9 appearances. He also played with Christchurch and with the Old Boys Marist.

Brad is a seasoned veteran and will bring his international experience to the Seattle Seawolves in playing Major League Rugby in 2019.

Tucker reflected on moving to the Seawolves saying that “I’m excited to be a part of building something great. The team has set the standard in Major League Rugby and I hope to help take that standard to the next level.”

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