NOLA Gold Rugby Club’s Ignacio Dotti returns to the team for 2021 after signing a contract extension last year through the 2022 season. The 26-year-old Uruguay International lock/back row is 6’5″ and 235 lbs.
In 2020 he started the first three matches at lock, playing 159 minutes before breaking his arm against the Colorado Raptors. In 2019 he played 963 minutes in 13 matches, 12 as a starter, and had 3 tries.
Dotti graduated from Ivy Thomas Memorial High School and then studied at the Universidad ORT Uruguay.
In 2014 he played against the U.S. in the Junior World Rugby Trophy Bronze match in the team’s 26-25 loss. Since then, he has played for Uruguay A and the Senior National team since 2015.
Dotti debuted for the Uruguay national Rugby Team on April 11, 2015, against Paraguay and his last match was against Wales at Kumamoto, Oct 13, 2019. He has 50 caps for Uruguay, starting 38 times, including playing in 4 matches in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
For Uruguay A, he played at the 2014 Americas Rugby Championship and in October 2018 in the Americas Pacific Challenge. Dotti also has played against the Houston SaberCats in a January 20, 2018 preseason match at Sugar Land, Texas.
Dotti has been a key contributor for NOLA Gold since his arrival in 2019.