The Dallas Jackals signed Christian Adams for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old wing (27 in May) is 5’11” and 220 lbs.
Christian played in all three of the Free Jacks 2018-2019 exhibition season matches against the Ontario Arrows, Rugby United New York, and the Utah Warriors, as well as in the Cara Cup. He was signed for 2020 but did not see regular-season playing time.
Christian attended Perry Stree Preparatory PCS and played rugby, football, and basketball. He was captain of the football team and was named MVP. In rugby, he was a High School All-American his senior year and played sevens at the Las Vegas Invitational and 15s for the team’s Argentina tour in 2013. He also was selected to the Potomac Rugby Union All-Star Team his Senior year.
He then attended American International College from 2013-2017 and graduated with a Degree in Criminal Justice. He was a three-time Collegiate All-American, earning his first one his Freshman year, the first in the school’s history. He was invited to two USA Under-20s camps, played in the 2014 Super 7s exhibition match against the Ontario Blues in the Collegiate Rugby Championship. AIC won the Las Vegas Invitational while he attended and secured a spot in the CRCs in 2016 and in 2017.
Christian also played for the Northeast Olympic Development Academy and club rugby for Mystic River Rugby Club. During Summer 2019, he has played for Mystic River and will be competing in the USA Club 7s Nationals in Kansas City on August 10-11.
While concentrating on rugby, Christian stays focused on his core mission of bettering the Boston community through his current job as a Social Worker with the Department of Children and Families.
Dallas Jackals Comments
“I am most excited to be back on the pitch,” Adams said. “And to meet some new faces and build bonds with the new and old.” He continued, “I’m super excited to be coming to Texas, one of the few southern states I haven’t been to yet. I’m ready to see the natural landscape, experience the state’s culture, and find great eats in Dallas.”
Elaine Vassie, Jackals GM, said, “With the kind of power I can only describe as “punchy,” Christian’s as comfortable carrying in traffic as he is beating someone in the 5m channel. Having featured in Free Jacks exhibition season warm-up games before pursuing his career in social work, I’m excited to welcome Christian back to the league.”
Welcome to the Pack Christian!