NOLA Gold Rugby Club signed Jack Webster for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-old (23 in November) center is 6’2″ and 205lbs.
Jack is from Lakewood, Washington, and played soccer, wrestling, swimming through 8th grade. He then attended Lakes High School through his Sophomore year and played football as a wide receiver and cornerback and baseball at third base.
His father was in the military and the family moved from Fort Lewis, WA to Alexandria, Louisiana his junior year where he attended Alexandria Senior High School. He continued football as a linebacker and baseball as a third baseman.
Following his graduation, he went to Louisiana State University from 2016 until graduating in 2020 with a Business Degree with double minors in finance and entrepreneurship. He was introduced to rugby in 2017 and played on the D1A rugby team until 2020. The final year there he was the President of the club, as well as the team captain.
While at LSU, he was named to the first team Red River Collegiate Rugby Conference at the outside center in 2018-2019 and first-team at the inside center the following year. In Summer 2019, he played rugby sevens with New Orleans RFC and will likely continue to play with New Orleans, as well as with NOLA Gold in 2021.
Jack was one of the featured athletes ahead of the MLR Collegiate draft.