Rugby United New York signed Irish scrum-half Jason Higgins for the 2020 Major League Rugby season.
The Douglas, Cork, Ireland native began playing rugby at age six with the Cork Constitution Rugby Club Youth team. He attended Christian Brother College from 2008-2014. He then attended University at Cork College earning a Bachelor’s and recently, a Master’s Degree in Business Economics.
At Christian Brother College, his prowess on the rugby pitch led to playing for the Munster U20s and then Munster A.
has played with Cork Constitution for the past five years, winning multiple All-Ireland League championships. The 26-year-old recently earned his Master’s Degree in Business Economics at the University of College Cork. In 2014, Jason was awarded the Player of the Year in his last season with the club.
At Cork Constitution, he played on their senior side. The team competed in the Munster Senior Cup, winning the competition in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019. In 2017 and 2019, Higgins helped Cork Constitution win the All Ireland League Championship.
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“It’s a massive honor to play a game I love for such an incredible city,” Higgins told us. “I’m really excited to get going with the RUNY lads as we prepare for the new Major League Rugby season.”
“It’s exciting for RUNY to get a player of Jason’s pedigree,” added RUNY Head Coach Greg McWilliams. “He has an excellent skill set. Our goal is to maximize his potential by having him compete with two top-class 9s in Mike Petri and Marcus Walsh.”