Old Glory DC welcomed back Canadian international Ciaran Hearn for the 2021 Major League Rugby season as a continuation of his two-year contract. The 34-year-old center (34 in December) is 6’3″ and 225 lbs.
During Old Glory’s inaugural season in Major League Rugby, Ciaran started all five matches in the truncated 2020 season, playing 361 minutes, had19 ball carries over 136 meters, made 43 tackles, and 6 kicks for 234 meters.
Ciaran is from Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, and attended Holy Spirit High School. He played rugby with the Castaway Wanderers, Baymen Rugby Club, and provincial rugby for the Atlantic Rock. He played for the North Wales Rebels in 2010 and for the London Irish from 2015-2017.
Ciaran has 46 caps for the Canadian Sevens team and has played for the Senior Men’s XVs team since his debut on November 8, 2008, against Ireland. He has 73 caps while starting 62 times. He scored 8 tries, made 7 conversions, and 3 penalty goals. He played in three Rugby World Cups in 2011, 2015, and most recently in 2019 in Japan. The latest of his tests was against South Africa on October 8, 2019.
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Fresh off the 2019 Rugby World Cup run with the Canadian national team, Ciaran Hearn joined Old Glory, making his Major League Rugby debut with the DC team. The center joined the team leadership group, adding a high tier of professionalism, experience, and knowledge that proved invaluable during the 2020 season run.
“Ciaran’s experience playing in England and at the International level is invaluable for Old Glory, hence why we signed him for two years,” said Head Coach Andrew Douglas. “He is a very good professional who trains smart and looks after himself. Ciaran demands high standards of himself and his teammates, which makes my job as a coach easier. He will be a major influence in our squad this coming season and on our push for success. Ciaran is a strong leader and plays an important role in the team leadership set up. His defensive organization and strong skill set will again make for a strong midfield combination.”
Hearn has been quarantining in Victoria, British Columbia, and he and his wife recently welcomed a baby daughter to the OG family.
Welcome back to DC, Ciaran Hearn!