The New England Free Jacks signed Canadian international Foster Dewitt through the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old hooker/loosehead prop (26 in May) is 6’1″ and 235 lbs.
Foster was born. in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada, and attended G.P Vanier Secondary and played rugby with the Comox Valley Kickers. He attended The University of British Columbia where he represented the Thunderbirds from 2014-2016. Then he played for Westshore RFC in Victoria before joining the Rugby Canada National Development Academy, the Pacific Pride in 2020.
In 2021 Foster was selected to Canada’s 32-man squad, touring the UK in July against Wales and England, but did not play. He finally made his debut against Belgium on 13 November.
New England Free Jacks Comments
Excited to get to work, Dewitt exclaims that he’s “extremely grateful for the opportunity given to me by the Free Jacks and can’t wait to get down to New England to start building for the upcoming season.” The team has high hopes for the youthful Dewitt with the energy and determination that he brings to the forward pack
“We are delighted to have secured the services of Foster Dewitt for the next three seasons,” mentions Free Jacks Performance Manager, Tom Kindley. “We see Foster as a player with a high ceiling in the professional arm of the game and aim to fast track his development within our environment. Foster is a strong unit and possesses the ability to play both Loosehead Prop and Hooker effectively for us.”
“The feedback coming out of what is a proud rugby region over in British Columbia, as well as within the Pacific Pride Academy and more recently, the Canadian National Team was very positive. Foster is a down-to-earth bloke with a high work rate which really resonates with this team. We are excited to get him on board.”
An exciting addition to the New England team, Dewitt’s vitality adds plenty of depth to the Free Jacks’ front row. Look forward to seeing Dewitt booted up in Quincy come springtime for the much anticipated 2022 season.