Austin Gilgronis signed Asa Carter for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 22-year-old flanker (23 in April) is 6’4″ and 245lbs. He played with the Austin Gilgronis Academy Team, the Outlaws, this Fall, and during the 2022 MLR preseason. It is unclear whether he will begin the season on an Academy or an MLR contract.
Asa is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and attended Union High School, where he. played football from 2014 to 2017 as a defensive end and tight end.
He played rugby with Tulsa RFC and played USA age-grade rugby with the Under 16s, and with the Under-18s, gaining a European Championship in 2017, earning High School All-American honors. In 2019 he played in the USA Under-20s World Rugby U20 Trophy qualifier won by Canada.
Asa attended Arkansas State University and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.