The New England Free jacks re-signed Sean McNulty for the 2020 Major League Rugby season.
For most of the Free Jacks 2018-2019 exhibition season Sean was recovering from an injury. When healthy, he was loaned to Rugby United New York and played in four matches before returning to the Free Jacks to start against Lansdowne FC from Dublin. The 24-year-old hooker, who can also play back row, is 6’2″ and 240 lbs.
Sean was born in London to Irish parents and moved to Rye, New York when he was one. He regards Dublin, Ireland as his hometown.
He moved to Bahrain when he was 10 in 2006 and began playing rugby at Bahrain RFC. He went to boarding school at Rockwell College from 2007-2013 and played rugby with the first team from 2011-2013. The team won the Munster Schools Senior Cup and he represented Munster on age grade teams and for Ireland Schoolboys.
Sean then moved back to Dublin and attended University College Dublin, earning a Diploma in Business and Sports Management. He represented Ireland at Under-19s and U19 Sevens, as well as Ireland Under-20s for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015. He currently is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Hertforshire in Business and Sports Management.
Sean played Leinster Academy from 2015-2018, playing mainly in the British and Irish Cup with Leinster ‘A’ and made five senior appearances in Pre-Season games.
During 2020, the Free jacks expect that Sean will be a key contributor.