The Free Jacks signed Ben Landry for the remainder of the 2020 season of Major League Rugby. The 28-year-old lock/flanker will be 29 toward the end of March. He is 6’6″ and 270lbs.
Ben is from Pewaukee, Wisconsin and attended Pewaukee High School and played rugby, football, and basketball. He attended the University of Wisconsin- Platteville for a year before transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he focused on rugby and earned Collegiate All-American honors.
Ben played for the USA Rugby U20’s, Men’s XV Selects, and the Men’s National Team in 2016. Eagle no. 471 made his debut for the USA National Team against Canada in the 2016 American Rugby Championship on February 13. He played in 2019 at the Pacific Nation’s Cup and the last of his 25 caps was against Tonga on October 13 at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He also played with the Barbarians in November against Brazil.
Ben played for the Denver Stampede in the now-defunct PRO Rugby league and also has played for the Seattle Saracens. In 2018 he played Major League Rugby with the Glendale Raptors before signing with the Ealing Trailfinders for 2018-2019. He also was signed to play football in the National Football League in 2016.
Ben will be a quality addition for the New England Free Jacks in 2020.