The Utah Warriors re-signed Angus Maclellan for the 2021 Major League Rugby season, his fourth with the club. The 28-year-old prop is 6’1″ tall and 260 lbs.
During the shortened MLR season due to COVID-19, Angus started all five matches at tighthead prop.
Angus played 1095 minutes in 2019 and has played in all 30 of the team’s matches since 2018. He had 2 tries, carried the ball 49 times for 224 meters, and made 109 tackles. He is the current MLR leader for the most minutes at prop.
In 2018 Angus played 682 minutes, starting all nine matches and scoring one try.
Maclellan is from Empire, Michigan, and began playing rugby in high school with the Traverse City Alliance. After graduating from St. Francis High School, he attended Davenport University where, as Captain, he lead the Panthers to back-to-back D1 AA National Championships in 2010 and 2011.
MacLellan earned All-American honors at Devenport and was also a part of the USA U20’s team in 2011 that competed for the Junior World Cup Championship in Georgia. The following year he captained the team, as it won the World Rugby U20 Trophy in a tournament held at Murray Park, Utah.
In 2014 MacLellan played the USA Selects for the Americas Rugby Championship and was selected for the 2015 Rugby World Cup training squad before injuring his ACL. He made his USA Eagles debut on June 18, 2016, against Italy at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium and his last of his 5 tests was against Brazil on February 24, 2018. Angus MacLellan is Eagle number 493.
Maclellan also played rugby at Trinity College in Dublin in 2013 and for the Linwood Rugby Club in Christchurch, New Zealand. He joined the Utah Warriors in 2018 after playing for the Chicago Lions.
The 2018 year was an important one for Maclellan. He played for the Utah Warriors during the inaugural Major League Rugby season and has been an impact player for the team. He also played in the Americas Rugby Championship for the Eagles, in the Americas Pacific Challenge for the USA Selects, and for the Chicago Lions in the Midwest Premier Division.