Old Glory DC re-signed Jason Robertson for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old flyhalf (26 in another week) is 5’7″ and 187 lbs.
Jason started all five matches for Old Glory during the shortened MLR 2020 season and led the league in most points at 67, with a 67.7% accuracy rate. He played 400 minutes at flyhalf had 48 ball carries over 393 meters, five line-breaks at offense, and 48 tackles-made at defense. Following the season, he returned to New Zealand and played with Counties Manukau Steelers in the Mitre 10 Cup.
Jason is from Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand, and attended Aquinas College in Tauranga, graduating in 2012. He then pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning at the University of Waikato in Hamilton from 2013-2015.
He played on the University of Waikato Rugby Club and made his Waikato Rugby Union debut in 2016, making three Mitre 10 Cup appearances as a reserve. While with the University of Waikato Rugby Club, he also played for the New Zealand Universities team.
In 2017 he joined the Tokyo Gas in Japan’s Top East League with the hope that would lead to a Super Rugby contract.
He joined the Bay of Plenty for the 2019 Mitre 10 Cup season and helped the team reach the final against Auckland. This earned the team a promotion to the Premiership Division in 2020. He also played for Te Puke Sports in 2019.
During 2018 and in 2019, Jason played in the Hong Kong 10s for Biarritz Gavekal, leading them to championships each year.
Old Glory DC Comments
“2020 has been very much a year of uncertainty, but one thing I’m certain about is my return to Old Glory DC for the upcoming 2021 MLR season,” claims Robertson. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the DMV in the early stages of 2020. The whole organization welcomed me with open arms and made me feel very much at home in the nation’s capital. Although our inaugural season was unfortunately cut short, there was a major success on and off the field which became infectious amongst the coaching staff and playing group, resulting in some inspiring and memorable team performances.”
“Jason had a great debut MLR campaign before the cancellation,” adds Coach Douglas. “People underestimate how brave Jason is – his love of contact for a flyhalf is not great for a coach, but great for his teammates as he has their full trust. It’s important to have him back so we can continue to grow on the momentum that was building last season.”
“I cannot wait to get back and connect with undoubtedly the best fan base in Major League Rugby. The atmosphere and support that our fans created in our first season as a professional outfit was outstanding and something to be very proud of. Thinking back to those memorable games at Cardinal Stadium, where our loud and boisterous crowd got us home in two tough encounters against Seattle and Atlanta, our fans truly are our 16th OG and I can’t wait to have them come support us at our new beautiful home at Segra Field.”
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