Old Glory DC signed Canadian international Luke Campbell for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old No.8 is 6’3″ and 245 lbs.
Luke is from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and attended Oak Bay Secondary where he played rugby for the Barbs. He attended the University of Victoria as an Education Major and played rugby for the Vikes. While there, he represented Canada on the Under-20s in 2012.
He played for James Bay Athletic Association in the BC Premier League and played for the Canada Senior Men’s National Team, making his debut against the United States in Sacramento on February 10, 2018, in the Americas Rugby Championship. The last of his 13 tests were against Italy at the 2019 Rugby World Cup on 26 September.
Luke has also played for Canada Selects in 2017 and representative rugby for the BC Bears. In 2019 he joined the Toronto Arrows making his debut as a starter on May 12 against the Utah Warriors. He would start five times, playing 297 minutes, and scoring one try.
Since the Rugby World Cup, Luke has been playing for James Bay Athletic Association in the British Columbia Premiership.
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Old Glory DC is proud to announce the signing of Canadian International, Luke Campbell.
With thirteen international matches to his name, Campbell comes to Washington after spending the 2019 MLR season with Toronto Arrows. Campbell will rejoin Canadian teammates Doug Fraser and Ciaran Hearn with Old Glory for the 2021 season.
“I was watching all the games from last year and chatting with Head Coach Andrew Douglas and Ciaran about the team before I even started talking to Andrew, and they spoke very highly about the whole experience,” said Campell. “from the city to the players and the organization as a whole. The long layoff due to Covid 19 has only accentuated that excitement. I’m looking forward to getting down to DC and finally meeting everyone.”
Aside from training and playing for Old Glory DC in the upcoming season, Campbell is most excited to find out what the Greater Washington area has to offer.
“I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to experience DC. Everyone I have talked to has raved about it. The famous sites and museums are something that will be really cool to go out and explore. Lastly, people I talked to who played for and against Old Glory always talked about how great the atmosphere at games was last year. Hoping the fans follow the team to Segra field so I get to experience that as well.”