Old Glory DC signed Canadian international Ciaran Hearn for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 33-year-old center is 6’3″ and 225 lbs. He will be 34 at the end of December and can also cover in the back three.
Ciaran is from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and attended Holy Spirit High School. He played rugby with the Castaway Wanderers, Baymen Rugby Club, and provincial rugby for the Atlantic Rock. He played for the North Wales Rebels in 2010 and for the London Irish since 2015.
Ciaran has 46 caps for the Canadian Sevens team and has played for the Senior Men’s XVs team since his debut on November 8, 2008 against Ireland. He has 73 caps while starting 62 times. He scored 8 tries, made 7 conversions and 3 penalty goals. He played in three Rugby World Cups in 2011, 2015, and most recently in 2019 in Japan. The latest of his tests was against South Africa on October 8, 2019.
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On joining the DC club, Ciaran Hearn said, “I’m looking forward to starting a new adventure in Washington, DC. I can’t wait to meet my new teammates and the Old Glory fans. It’s a rare opportunity to develop a brand of rugby players and fans will enjoy and I’m thankful to be a part of that.”
Andrew Douglas has followed Hearn’s success for a while. On his signing, Coach Douglas said, “It is important that a new club like Old Glory brings in players with experience and knowledge. Ciaran has that and will add a high level of professionalism to the club. He had a very good World Cup in Japan and I’m looking forward to that form continuing into the MLR for Old Glory.”
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