Old Glory DC re-signed Stan South for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old lock is 6’6” and 260 lbs.
During the 2021 season, Stan played 712 minutes in 10 matches (starting 9 times), carried for 319 meters over 65 ball carries, arrived at 241 rucks, completed 81 successful tackles, and earned 47 lineout takes over the season. During the Fall 2021 season, Stan was a forwards coach for Penn State Men’s Rugby Club.
Stan was born in Southampton, England. He attended John McGlashan College before graduating from Whitgift School. His rugby prowess resulted in being selected for England’s U18s and then the U20s, which won the World Rugby U20s Champions Cup in 2016.
He played in the Harlequins Academy in 2014-2015 and made his professional debut with the senior side against Gloucester in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in February 2015. During the 2016-17 season, he made nine appearances in matches involving the English Premiership, European Rugby Challenge, and the Anglo-Welsh Cup. He also was selected to play against the Maori All Blacks in the team’s 150th Anniversary Challenge match.
After playing 30 times with the Harlequins 1st team, he signed with Coventry Rugby Club but was released from the contract to join the Exeter Chiefs for the 2018/19 season. In 2020 he played briefly with Edinburgh and then with Brive in France.
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“Stan had a great MLR season in 2021 until his injury halted the remainder of the season for him,” said Head Coach Andrew Douglas. “Stan’s lineout leadership and aggressive play was a benefit to Old Glory last season. In his 2nd year in the competition, I believe he’ll be even better. I’m looking for more leadership from Stan, and his lineout leadership will be invaluable.”
“I can’t wait to get back to the club and in for the new season,” said South on returning to DC for the 2022 season, “I’m really excited to be back in DC alongside my teammates playing in front of our loud and rowdy crowd at Segra Field.”