Rugby New York Signs Andrew Coe

Rugby New York signed Canadian international XVs and Sevens Olympian, Andrew Coe, for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old (26 in April) fullback is 6’2″ and 205 lbs.

Andrew was born in Victoria, British, Columbia and lives in Markham, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from Bill Crothers Secondary School in 2014 and from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree after attending from 2014-2018. He played rugby with the Thunderbirds while there, with the team winning the Canadian University Men’s Championship.

Andrew was the Canadian U18 and U20s captain and helped the U20s win silver at the World Rugby Trophy competition at Lisbon. He made his senior National Team debut against Georgia on June 10, 2017, and the last of his 14 tests was at the 2019 Rugby World Cup against South Africa on October 8, 2019. During the RWC, he scored Canada’s lone try against Italy.

Andrew also played for the Canadian Sevens team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast and at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco that year. He joined the Canadian Sevens team in 2017, however, a broken arm during a test against Fiji, prevented him from making his debut at the Las Vegas Sevens in 2018.

During the HSBC World Sevens Series in 2018-2019, he played in 25 matches and scored 6 tries. He helped Canada win the 2019 Rugby Americas North Sevens, which secured a spot in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Games were held in 2021 where the team advanced to the quarterfinals and finished in eighth place.

During the shortened 2019-20 HSBC Sevens Series, he played in 13 matches and scored 4 tries. He now returns to the Canada Sevens Team for the Dubai Sevens two series in 2021.

Rugby New York will welcome his addition to the team for the 2022 MLR season.

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