Houston SaberCats signed Chris Saint ahead of their match against the Toronto Arrows. The 29-year-old scrumhalf is 5’9″ and 185 lbs.
Chris is from Gaithersburg, Maryland and attended Gonzaga College High School from 2003-2007 in Washington, D.C. He played rugby at the school and is among many players who have gone on afterward to become stellar players. While there, he played representative U17 and U18 rugby.
Chris then went to Penn State from 2007-2012, earning a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Marketing with a Minor in Economics. He played rugby there and was recognized as a USA Rugby Collegiate All-American in 2010, 2011, and in 2012. He also was selected in 2009 to the USA Under-20s for the Junior World Championship in Nairobi, Kenya. In 2011 the Collegiate All-Americans played New Zealand Universities in a three-match series.
In 2013 and in 2014, he was selected to the USA Selects for the Americas Rugby Championship and in 2015 he was selected for the Rugby World Cup 2015 player pool.
In 2014 Chris moved to New Zealand and played with Sumner Rugby Club. This helped him to develop further as a player and he returned to play with the Potomac Exiles from 2015-2017.
He also played representative rugby for the Capital Rugby Union Selects in 2016 against Stars Rugby and the USA Rugby South Panthers. He also played professionally for the Sacramento Express in 2016. In 2017 he captained the Beltway Elite 7s team that played at the USA Club 7s Nationals.
Chris is employed by Aegis Project Controls and was transferred to Dallas, Texas. He joined Dallas RFC in 2018 and has played with the Reds since then.
Chris now joins the Houston SaberCats and will be ready to immediately contribute. With Santiago Arata unavailable this week, the SaberCats needed an experienced professional and added Chris to their 23 man matchday squad. Chris will perform well on the pitch and is a welcome addition.