The Houston SaberCats signed Zachary Short for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 22–year-old flyhalf/scrumhalf/wing is 6’0” and 194lbs.
Zach is from Redding, California but moved with his family to Tauranga, New Zealand when he was nine months old.
Zach attended Tauranga Boys’ College in Tauranga, New Zealand and played rugby while there. He then played with the Greerton Colts in 2015 and later Greerton Marist in the Bay of Plenty Premier Club Rugby competition. Zach also played representative rugby in the Ellis Shield U45kg competition.
In 2018 he was named Player of the Year for Greerton Marist and also played for the Waikato U85kg side. In 2019 he also played for Bay of Plenty Development. He mows joins the Houston SaberCats following the conclusion of the 2019 season.
Zach is an experienced halfback, wing, and kicker, who will provide the SaberCats with flexibility in the backs during the 2020 MLR season.