Old Glory DC signed USA Eagle Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old No.8 is 6’2″ and 254 lbs.
Jamason played with the Houston SaberCats in 7 matches during the 2019 MLR season. He played 462 minutes, scored 3 tries, had 60 carries for 416 meters, and had 5 lineout takes. He is currently playing this Fall for the Chicago Griffins.
Jamason is from Ipswich, Queensland, Australia and attended Ipswich Grammar School, graduating in 2014. He then went to King’s College, The University of Queensland from 2014-2017, earning a Bachelor of International Business in Hotel & Tourism. In 2017 he began a Master’s Program at the University of Sydney.
Jamason played rugby at Ipswich and for QLD 1 in 2012 and 2013. He also attended the Queensland Reds Academy from 2010-2013. While at the University of Queensland, he played rugby sevens and 15s for UQ and in 2014 also played with the Brisbane Broncos Under-20s Rugby League team.
In 2015 he played on the Samoa Under-20s and for the Queensland Reds Under-20s in 2015-2016. In 2017 he was invited to attend the International Rugby Academy in New Zealand. While in Palmerston North, he was scouted and signed with the NSW Waratah’s Super Rugby team and played in the inaugural Rugby 10s tournament in Brisbane. He also played in the Shute Shield with the Southern Districts Rebels.
In June 2017, he moved to Auckland, New Zealand and played with the West Auckland Suburbs, helping them to make the Grand Final at Eden Park. He then joined the Auckland in the Mitre 10 Cup. In March 2018 he joined the NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes in Japan’s Top League and now joins the Houston SaberCats in 2019 in Major League Rugby.
His size and athleticism made an impact for the SaberCats in 2019 and will do the same for Old Glory DC in 2020.
Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz made his debut in 2019 against Canada with the USA Men’s Eagles during the Pacific Nations Cup. The Eagle 534 has two caps and was part of the extended Rugby World Cup squad.
Old Glory DC Comments
On joining Old Glory, Jamason said, “I can’t wait to join the OG team and experience the DC lifestyle. As soon as I saw what OG had with their plans for the team, with Andrew coaching, the connection with Scotland Rugby, and the culture and values they were instilling I knew, I had to be part of the family. Exciting times ahead and can’t wait to become and better player and person in the city of DC.”