San Diego Legion Adds Chris Eves

San Diego Legion signed Chris Eves for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 31-year-old prop will be 32 at the start of 2020. He is 6’2″ and 258 lbs.

Chris is from Henderson, New Zealand, a suburb of Auckland and attended Massey High School where he played rugby with the first XV for three years. He played provincial rugby for North Harbour in the 2008 Air New Zealand Cup.

He then moved to Portugal and played for Agronomia from 2010-2011. Playing for Portugal’s National Team was an option, but they did not qualify for the 2011Rugby World Cup and he returned to New Zealand and played for Wests Roosters in Wellington’s local club rugby competition.

From 2013-2016 he played for Manawatu and in in 2014 won promotion to the Premiership in 2015. He also played with the Super Rugby Hurricanes in 2014, however, a hamstring injury with the Hurricanes derailed playing for Manawatu in the Premiership season in 2015. In 2016 he played for both teams again.

His international career began with his debut for the Maori All Blacks in their North American tour against Canada and the U.S. in 2013. In 2014 he played twice against Japan and in 2016 against the U.S, Harlequins, and Munster. In 2017 he played against Canada and in 2018 against the U.S.

In 2017 he returned to Mitre 10 Cup completion playing for North Harbour. He then joined the Sanix Blues in the Top League and will return to the team following the 2019 Rugby World Cup before joining the San Diego Legion for the 2020 MLR season.

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