Rugby United New York signed Evan Mintern for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old Back Row is 6’4″ and 260 lbs.
Evan is from Blackrock, Cork, Ireland and attended Christian Brother’s College in Cork. He began playing youth rugby with Cork Constitution at age 4 and returned to the team after high school in 2015-2016. At Christian Brother’s he played with the U15s and then with Munster U18s Schools team.
From 2015-2019 Evan pursued a degree in Nutrition and Health Sciences at the Cork Institute of Technology and played occasionally with the club team. He mainly played with Cork Constitution in the All-Ireland League.
In 2016 Cork Constitution won the Under 20 All Ireland League Championship and led to his selection to the Ireland U20s team for the World Rugby Championship in 2016 at lock. In 2017 Cork Con won the All-Ireland Cup and the League Championship and he played for Munster A five times n the back row. In 2018 the team advanced to the AIL final, but could not complete winning back-to-back titles. However, 2019 was a different story with Cork Constitution winning another AIL championship.
Evan turns his attention to his new club, Rugby United New York in 2020. The team has several players from Ireland, so he has many mentors while adjusting to life in New York City.
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“This is the next step in my career,” Mintern shared with us. “I can’t wait to play in such an iconic city with Rugby United New York.”
“Cork Con, Munster, and the IRFU all did a terrific job with Evan’s development, but now we’re excited to help him grow as a rugby player,” RUNY Head Coach Greg McWilliams continued. “It is very clear he is ambitious and a great lad. I know Marty is excited to work with him.”