The LA Giltinis will have Angus Cottrell returning for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 32-year-old back-row is 6’3″ and 240 lbs.
Angus played 976 minutes in 15 matches, starting 14, and was one of the league’s top try scorers for the Giltinis in 2021.
Angus was born in Brisbane, Australia, and comes from a rugby family. His grandfather Nev has 14 caps for the Wallabies and captained the team twice against the British and Irish Lions in 1950. His father Nev Cottrell Jr., played representative rugby for Queensland in the late 1970s.
Angus attended Brisbane Boys’ College from 2000-2007 and has furthered his education through Deakin University from 2017-2020, earning a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor’s Degree in Property and Real Estate.
His senior rugby career began from 2008- 2011 with the West Brisbane Bulldogs, who played in the National Rugby League. This gained him visibility and led to him being signed to play Super Rugby with Western Force from 2012-2017, making 57 appearances and scoring 5 tries. He also played with the Perth Spirit during 2015-2016.
Angus continued to play Super Rugby between 2018-2020 with the Melbourne Rebels and he served as the team’s captain. In 2018-2019, He also played with Melbourn Rising in the National Rugby Championship.
Angus was called into the Wallabies 2018 Rugby Championship as injury cover but did not debut for the team against South Arica or Argentina.
In 2019, Angus played for the Barbarians Fall Tour with matches scheduled against Brazil, Fiji, and Wales.