Old Glory DC re-signed Canadian international Luke Campbell for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 29-year-old blindside flanker/No.8 (30 in February) is 6’3″ and 245 lbs.
Luke played 196 minutes in 6 matches, starting 3, carried for 42 meters over ten ball carries, and maintained over a 90% tackle percentage over 35 tackles during the 2021 season.
Luke is from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and attended Oak Bay Secondary where he played rugby for the Barbs. He attended the University of Victoria as an Education Major and played rugby for the Vikes. While there, he represented Canada on the Under-20s in 2012.
He played for James Bay Athletic Association in the BC Premier League and played for the Canada Senior Men’s National Team, making his debut against the United States in Sacramento on February 10, 2018, in the Americas Rugby Championship. The last of his 13 tests (11 starts) was against Italy at the 2019 Rugby World Cup on 26 September. He has scored 4 tries in international play.
Luke has also played for Canada Selects in 2017 and representative rugby for the BC Bears. In 2019 he joined the Toronto Arrows making his debut as a starter on May 12 against the Utah Warriors. He would start five times, playing 297 minutes, and scoring one try.
Since the Rugby World Cup, Luke has been playing for James Bay Athletic Association in the British Columbia Premiership.
Old Glory DC Comments
“I’m excited to be back in the capital for year two,” said Luke Campbell on coming back to DC. “Last year was tough for me dealing with a bad injury, but I am looking to bounce back and contribute more on the field this season. We have a great group of guys here, both as players and people. Building off of our first full season as a club, we are looking forward to giving our fans lots to cheer about at Segra in 2022!”
“Luke had a tough season in 2021 with an injury, and I know he’s keen to show the OG fans his true abilities,” said Head Coach Andrew Douglas. “Looking forward to seeing a tough, uncompromising Luke both in his ball carry and defense. Luke’s an established lineout player, and he’s experienced internationally. We’re looking forward to seeing his true self in 2022.”