Old Glory DC signed Canada international Doug Fraser for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old center is 5’8″ and 205 lbs.
Doug played for Austin Elite Rugby, now the Austin Herd, during the 2019 season. He played 226 minutes in 4 matches, carried 21 times for 182 meters, made 2 line breaks, 7 passes, and made 22 tackles.
Doug is from Ladysmith, British Columbia and attended Ladysmith Secondary School from 2005-2010. He then attended the University of Victoria from 2010-2015, earning a BA in History with a focus on British Columbia and Canadian History and a Minor in Political Science.
While playing for UVics for five years, the team won two national championships. Doug has also played representative rugby with the BC Bears in the Canadian Rugby Championship and against England Counties in 2016. He also played for Vancouver Island and North Vancouver Island representative sides. He also played club rugby for the Castaway Wanderers.
Doug also has been part of Rugby Canada’s Centralized Athlete Men’s 15s Program at the Al Charron Rugby Canada National Training Centre. He made his debut for Canada against Brazil in the Americas Rugby Championship on February 17, 2018. He then played against Argentina XV, and Chile before playing against Russia in June.
In the Fall he played for Canada Selects in the Americas Pacific Challenge and was just selected for the South American portion of the 2019 ARC for Canada against Uruguay and Brazil.
The last of his 4 caps for Canada was against Chile at Langford on Feb 22, 2019 in the Americas Rugby championship.
What may not be known to many is that he was employed as a forest firefighter from 2013-2016.
Old Glory DC Comments
Old Glory DC is proud to welcome center Doug Fraser to the 2020 squad.
On joining the DC club, Fraser said “I’m incredibly excited about joining Old Glory and I am looking forward to being a part of the team’s first official season in the MLR. Everything for the exhibition season in 2019 looked fantastic, and I am looking forward to building and everything the team started last year.”