NOLA Gold Rugby Club will have Argentinan Julián Domínguez Widmer back for the second year of his contract which extends through the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 24-year-old wing is 6’2″ and 220 lbs.
Julián played 390 minutes in his five starts during the Covid-19 shortened 2020 season and scored two tries. He played with the Rhinos at the World Tens Series in Bermuda in November. He also started at left wing against the Houston SaberCats in the team’s 2021 preseason match.
Julian was born in Buenos Aires and played club rugby for Pucara URBA. He played two consecutive years for Argentina U20s at the IRB Junior World Championship in 2015 and 2016. He also began playing for Argentina XV in the Americas Pacific Challenge beginning in 2016 and has played in for the team recently in 2019 at the Americas Rugby Championship and Nations Cup.
Julian also played with the Argentina Sevens during the 2017-2018 HSBC World Sevens Series. Julian joins NOLA Gold after playing with the Jaguares XV in the Currie Cup First Division.
NOLA Gold 2020 Comments
Ryan Fitzgerald, General Manager indicated that Julian is “a very tough player that defends his position very well. An excellent finisher that has the relentless ability to create a big play out of nothing.
We feel he will be a great fit for us here with his work ethic and innate competitiveness. Looking forward to getting him in the fight.”