Seattle Seawolves Ross Neal 2022 Profile

The Seattle Seawolves re-signed Ross Neal through the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old center is 6’5″ and 250bs.

Ross played 901 minutes in 12 starts for the Seawolves in 2021 and scored 8 tries. Following the season, he signed a short-term contract with the Saracens.

The Seawolves had high expectations for the former Wasps center for the 2020 season, as he scored a try against the Vancouver Island Crimson Tide and two more against the Tasman Makos in the preseason matches. However, a broken thumb in his opening regular-season match at the outside center derailed him for the rest of the COVID-19 shortened season.

Following the truncated season, Ross signed a short-term contract with the London Irish, an English Premiership club, and later played with the London Royals at the World Tens Series in November in Bermuda.

Ross was born in Flackwell Heath in the civil parish of Chepping Wycombe on the outskirts of High Wycombe, Buckingham, England. He attended Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, graduating in 2014. Ross signed an Academy contract with the London Irish and played with the U18s.

Ross made six appearances for the London Irish from 2014-2017 and was dually registered with the National League Esher. He then moved to the London Scottish initially on loan before making a permanent move for the 2017-2018 season where he played in all 22 matches and scored 8 tries.

Then it was on to the Wasps for the 2018-2019 season. He made 13 appearances for the first team in the Premiership and the Heineken Champions Cup.

Seattle Seawolves 2021 Comments

Committed to the Hunt in the Seattle Southside through 2024, Wing Ross Neal remains a key member of the Seawolves backline.
“We’re delighted Ross has signed a long-term contract extension. He’s a tremendous character and ‘team first’ player who cares deeply about the Club. He also brings high-level experience from the English Premiership having played for the Wasps and London Irish.
We’ve already seen elements of his quality, not least in scoring tries, but what I like most is Ross’ hunger and ambition to develop elements of his game to ensure he realizes his full potential.
We’re delighted he remains with our brotherhood, our Seawolves family, for the next 3 years.” – Allen Clarke, head coach, and director of rugby

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