The Seattle Seawolves re-signed Ben Landry for the 2022 season of Major League Rugby. The 30-year-old lock/flanker (31 in March) is 6’6″ and 270 lbs.
Ben joined the Seawolves during the 2021 season and played 420 minutes in 7 matches, starting 4. In 2020, he joined the New England Free jacks and played 56 minutes as a starter in one match. In 2018 he played 255 minutes in 4 starts for the Glendale Raptors and scored one try.
Ben is from Pewaukee, Wisconsin, and attended Pewaukee High School and played rugby, football, and basketball. He attended the University of Wisconsin- Platteville for a year before transferring to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he focused on rugby and earned Collegiate All-American honors.
Ben played for the USA Rugby U20’s, Men’s XV Selects, and the Men’s National Team in 2016. Eagle no. 471 made his debut for the USA National Team against Canada in the 2016 American Rugby Championship on February 13. He played in 2019 at the Pacific Nation’s Cup and the last of his 25 caps was against Tonga on October 13 at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He also played with the Barbarians in November 2019 against Brazil.
Ben played for the Denver Stampede in the now-defunct PRO Rugby league and also has played for the Seattle Saracens. In 2018 he played Major League Rugby with the Glendale Raptors before signing with the Ealing Trailfinders for 2018-2019. He also was signed to play football in the National Football League in 2016.
Seattle Seawolves Comments
Committed to the hunt in the Seattle Southside through 2023, lock Ben Landry will remain a dynamic member of our forward pack.
“Ben is a tremendous human being in so many ways. He is a tough man, mentally and physically, who brings all the qualities of a multi-capped international to the back five of our forward unit.
I’ve been particularly impressed by his ambition, his competitiveness and in particular his willingness to put family and team before self. We’re truly delighted Ben and Lindsay will remain Seawolves family for the next couple of years.” – Allen Clarke, head coach and director of rugby
DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil are also available on Facebook. Other Social Media sites to follow or subscribe to include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for interviews.