Old Glory DC strengthened its Scottish ties signing a contract with a longtime Scottish Premiership player, Steven Longwell. The 30-year-old tighthead/loosehead prop is 5’11” (180 cm) and 276 lbs (125 kg).
Steven was born in Glasgow, Scotland. he attended Hyndland Secondary and then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Strength and Conditioning from Abertay University.
Steven has played with a number of rugby clubs. He played rugby with Hillhead/Jordanhill Rugby Clubs from 2009-2013 and helped them become the Premier 3 League winners in 2010. From 2013-2015 he played with West of Scotland, and from 2012-2015 with Dundee HSFP in the BT National League One while he was at Abertay University.
From 2015-2019 he played with Ayr RFC in the Scottish Premiership. While there, the team won two BT premiership championships, with a double in 2018-2019, as they also won the British & Irish Cup.
Steven played with Eastern Suburbs in the Shute Shield in 2017-2018. In 2019, he trained with the Glasgow Warriors and had trials with the Doncaster Knights and Sale, where he played for the Sale Jets in the Premiership Shield competition.
In 2019 he also played with Scotland Club XVs. During the 2019-2020 season, he played with Verona in the northern Italian Series A league. The team had played in the Top 12 when he signed but was relegated soon after. As of May 2020, Verona rugby was at the top of league standings in Serie A.
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“Steven is an experienced tighthead prop who will add a lot of power to our team,” said Coach Douglas. “He is renowned in Scotland as a strong scrummager and damaging ball carrier. Those qualities will be important to us. Obviously, our set-piece needed to improve, and I believe Steve will be able to steady us in that area. He is excited to come to DC, and we’re looking forward to seeing him in OG colors.
“Super excited [to be joining Old Glory],” said Longwell. “I am really looking forward to getting out and getting stuck in. In a league that’s growing every season, it will be great to be part of the journey with DC and push for the play-offs.”
Welcome, Steven Longwell!