NOLA Gold Rugby Club’s Billy Stewart played during the 2018 Major League Rugby season and during the 2019 preseason. The 24-year-old lock is 6’5″ and 260 lbs.
Billy is from Warwick, Rhode Island and attended Bishop Hendricken High School, a Catholic, all-male, college preparatory high school located in Warwick, Rhode Island. He played football, wrestled and played rugby for the four years of high school.
He then attended Tulane University where he played rugby in the Deep South Rugby Conference, a Collegiate Division II conference. He helped the Green Wave win the 2014 Battleship Championship. He graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Neuroscience.
Billy began playing with New Orleans RFC his Sophomore year at Tulane and has played with the team since then. He was a member of NOLA’s USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals in 2016 at prop. In 2018 he split time playing for New Orleans RFC and for NOLA Gold Rugby Club and should see time with both again in 2019.
Billy started the first three NOLA Gold 2019 preseason matches against the USA Rugby South Panthers on December 8, 2018, against Stars Rugby on Dec. 15, 2018, and against the Midwest Selects on January 5, 2019.