The New England Free Jacks re-signed Quentin Newcomer through the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old tighthead prop is 6’1″ and 260 lbs.
Quentin appeared in four matches during the truncated 2020 season as a reserve. He was proficient in breaking the gainline with 10 carries for 41 meters and made 29% of tackles that were dominant in nature.
Quentin lives in Fairfax, Virginia, and attended Oakton High School in Oakton, Virginia. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University from 2015-2018, majoring in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Quentin began playing rugby three years ago with Steamboat Springs Rugby Club, playing two seasons in the Rocky Mountain League. He also played for the James River Rugby Club.
He previously played loosehead prop and his ability to play either side makes him an asset to the New England Free Jacks. Quentin played with Free Jacks in the Cara Cup in 2019 coming off the bench against Munster, Ulster, and Leinster. Following the season, he went to New Zealand playing with Sumner Rugby Club in the Canterbury Premier Club Division.
The additional professional experience in New Zealand should help him be an important contributor for the Free jacks in 2020.
New England Free Jacks Comments
“I’m very grateful for the Free Jacks taking a chance on me back in their inception and molding me into the player I am today,” said Newcomer. “I’m really looking forward to this season, continuing to learn and grow as a player and getting stuck in with the team.”
“Quentin has been a sponge in our environment, soaking up all information thrown at him,” commented Performance Manager, Tom Kindley. “Unbelievably, this year was only his third playing the sport and for Quentin to go out there and compete with the big boys at scrum time and around the field in the MLR was a testament to his application since joining us in 2019. At a herculean 260lbs, he is a student of the scrum and has a massive career ahead.”
Join Quentin and the Free Jacks for a virtual meet and greet, “News and Brews,” this evening, September 10th. Grab a Free Jacks IPA and join the virtual gathering and get to know the newest Free Jacks and the returning players. RSVP using the link here: https://www.freejacks.com/news-and-brews/