The Houston SaberCats have added Canadian international Robbie Povey for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old flyhalf/fullback is 6’0″ and 195 lbs. He played for the Utah Warriors in 2020 and was traded to the SaerCats for Houston’s first and second round Collegiate draft selection spots.
Robbie was born in Bedford, England, was Canada eligible through his mother, a native of Montreal. He attended Spratton Hall and the Rugby School, where he graduated in 2015. He then went to the University of Oxford.
Robbie played rugby at the Spratton Hall, the Rugby School, the University of Oxford, and the Northampton Saints Academy. In 2017 he played for Bedford Athletic, as well as representative rugby for the Prairie Wolf Pack. He has represented the Wolf pack since then in the Canadian Rugby Championship.
In 2018 he played for Coventry in the Greene King IPA Championship, the Castaway Wanderers, in 2019 for Sale FC, and in 2020 with the Utah Warriors.
Canada National Team
Robbie represented the Canada Under-20s in 2016. He made his senior team debut for Canada against Chile at Langford on February 11, 2017, in the Americas Rugby Championship. The last of his four caps was against the United States at Sacramento on February 20, 2018. He also was selected for Canada A tour to France in 2019.