San Diego Legion signed Gil Covey for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. He is 26-years-old, 5’11”, and 235 lbs and plays hooker, as well as prop.
Gil played youth rugby with the San Diego Mustangs Rugby Club and also in high school with Cathedral Catholic High School. He also played football prior to his graduation in 2011. Gil was selected to the Southern California Griffins Under-19s team in 2011.
Gil attended the Santa Barbara Rugby Academy in 2014 and went to San Diego State University since 2015, working towards a Bachelor of Social Science Degree. He played D1A Rugby and went on tours with the team to the Republic of Georgia and to New Zealand.
Gil joined the San Diego Legion in January 2018 and based on his performance in the front row, was signed again for 2019. The MLR season is now 16 games and the team will need to rely on its depth as the season progresses.