Dallas Jackals Signs Carlo De Nysschen

The Dallas Jackals signed Carlo De for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old scrumhalf from Pretoria, South Africa (24 in August) is 5’10” and 190 lbs.

During the 2017-2018 season, Carlo played with the Glendale Rugby Academy and with the Glendale Merlins. This Fall he played with the Glendale Raptors during their exhibition season.

Carol started three games in 2020 and was a reserve in the other two. During 2019, he played 469 minutes in 11 matches and scored 2 tries. He carried the ball 33 times for 229 meters and made 37 tackles. He scored 16 points, had 1 linebreak, 3 tackle breaks, 5 offloads and was named twice in the ‘MLR Team of the Week’. Carlo became an American Qualified player and resigned with the Raptors for the 2020 season.

Carlo attended Afrikaanse Hoër  Seunskool (Affies) playing rugby from 2006-2014. He played for the first team Affies. In 2014 he played for the Blue Bulls Rugby Academy Under-18s during National Academy Tournament week in Worcester, South Africa. In 2015 he played with the Free State Cheetahs Under-19s in the U19 National Currie Cup Championship. He made 11 appearances, scoring 4 tries with the team reaching the semi-finals.

In 2015-2017 he attended the University of the Free State and played with the Under-19s in 2015, and the Under-20s in 2016-17.

Carlo moved to the U.S. in 2017 and joined the Glendale Rugby Academy. He is a talented player and advanced with the Glendale Merlins and then to the MLR Raptors side since 2018.

Dallas Jackals Comments 

Carlo believes the inaugural Jackals team has “an unbelievable opportunity to build something really special in a city that has a great history and love of the sport.” He is excited to work with a coach of Coach Allen’s stature and says that he could sense the start of a “family” already building within the organization. 

Carlo continued, “having a community of support is really important to me and a big factor in the decision to make the move to Dallas… and the weather since I lived in Denver for three years.” Welcome to the pack Carlo!

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