The New Orleans Gold Rugby Club signed Uruguay lock Ignacio Dotti to a one-year contract extension. The 26-year-old Uruguay International lock, who can also play in the back row, is 6’4″ and 245 lbs. He played in 13 matches during the 2019 MLR season.
Dotti graduated from Ivy Thomas Memorial High School and then studied at the Universidad ORT Uruguay.
In 2014 he played against the U.S. in the Junior World Rugby Trophy Bronze match in the team’s 26-25 loss. Since then, he has played for Uruguay A and the Senior National team since 2015.
Dotti debuted for the Uruguay national Rugby Team on April 11, 2015, against Paraguay and his last match was against Spain on June 22, 2019. He has 35 caps for Uruguay and has played in 46 matches with the National Team. He is on the extended Uruguay roster for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
He also helped Uruguay to qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan as the Americas 2 team with a 70-60 aggregate victory over Canada. Uruguay will be in Pool D along with Australia, Wales, Georgia, and Fiji.
For Uruguay A, he played at the 2014 Americas Rugby Championship and most recently in October 2018 in the Americas Pacific Challenge.
Dotti also has played against the Houston SaberCats in a January 20, 2018 preseason match at Sugar Land, Texas.
NOLA Gold Comments
Ryan Fitzgerald, General Manager, indicated that “Dotti is a tone setter for us. He plays mean for 80 minutes and puts it on the line for his teammates week in and week out.
He’s a physical, tough player that garners respect from all his teammates as well as the coaching staff with his work ethic and strictly-business mentality.
We are looking forward to getting him back after he represents Uruguay in the World Cup.”