San Diego Legion signed Josh Furno ahead of their June 2 match against NOLA Gold Rugby Club. The 29-year-old lock is 6’7″ and 270 lbs.
Josh was born in Melbourne, Australia and grew up in Benevento, Italy. He played rugby for F.I.R. Academy in 2008-2009 in the Italian Series A league. He then played for Viadana in 2009-10 and Aironi in 2010-11, before moving to France to play for Narbonne in 2012-13 and Biarritz in 2013-14. He then moved to the United Kingdom and played for the English Premiership club, Newcastle Falcons from 2014-16.
During the 2016-17 season, he played for PRO14 Rugby’s Zebre and in 2017 moved to New Zealand to join Otago. In 2018 it was on to Australia with Western Force and in 2019 with the San Diego Legion.
Josh has played with Italy A and for Italy where he made his test debut on August 20, 2011, against Scotland. The last of his 37 tests was against Wales on February 7, 2017. He played in 2015 Rugby World Cup in four matches and appeared in 14 Six Nations matches.