The Seattle Seawolves signed Peter Nelson for the remainder of the 2020 Major League Rugby season according to Americas Rugby News. The 27-year-old fullback/flyhalf is 6’0″ and 218 lbs.
Peter is from Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and attended the Royal School Dungannon from 2003-2011. He then went to Ulster University School of Sports from 2011-2016, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports and Exercise. He also was a volunteer rugby coach at Royal School Dungannon from 2013-2014.
He played for Ireland’s U18s and U20s, the latter in 2012, and then for Emerging Ireland from 2013-2015. He also played for Ulster Rugby from 2011-2019, making 60 appearances prior to leaving to play for Dungannon in 2019 in the All Ireland Division 2B.
Peter was eligible to play for Canada through his Vancouver born grandmother and in 2019 played in the Pacific Nations Cup. He made his debut for Canada against the United States on July 27, 2019, and his most recent of his seven caps was against South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup on October 8. He played in all three of Canada’s matches at the Rugby World Cup.
Once his visa is approved he will be the seventh Canadian international on the Seawolves roster.