The Dallas Jackals signed Argentine Conrado Roura for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old blindside flanker (25 in February) is 6’3″ and 215 lbs.
Conrado is from Córdoba, a large city in Southern Argentina. He began playing rugby at 13 years old for Club Palermo Bajo, a first division team of the Córdoba Rugby Union. He attended the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba from 2014-2019.
Conrado represented Argentina as a blindside flanker on Argentina’s U20 team in 2016 and helped the team to third place. His performance resulted in being named MVP of the team. In 2017, he was selected to Argentina’s Sevens National Team, which he played through the 2020 season. He then joined Ceibos Rugby Club, the second professional rugby team in Argentina. Ceibos is in the Súper Liga Americana de Rugby.
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Conrado enjoys open-air activities such as hiking and camping. He also enjoys reading and watching movies. He says, “The Jackals are in a great league with great professionals, I look forward to joining the team.” He went on to explain how great of an opportunity this is to “become a better player and person.”
“I have heard that Dallas is distinguished by the culture, art, and museums, so I am excited to explore the city,” said Conrado. Welcome to the pack Conrado!