LA Giltinis will have Christian Poidevin back for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old back-row is 6’1″ and 216 lbs.
Christian played 769 minutes in 12 starts and scored 2 tries for the Giltinis in 2021.
Christian is from Coogee, New South Wales, Australia, and attended Newington College, where he played rugby. He was introduced to rugby at an early age, as his father Simon, had 59 caps for Australia, won the Rugby World Cup in 1991, and was the team’s captain.
Christian was the Randwick Colts 1st grade captain in 2018, and he was honored with the Best & Fairest Award as the competition’s best played with the Colts going undefeated.
During the 2019 season he started in 16 matches for Randwick in the Shute Shield, and also played in one match for the Sydney Rays in the National Rugby Championship. In 2020 he also played four times for the Sydney Rays and had 11 starts for Randwick in the Shute Shield. Christian also gained experience playing against Argentina in Randwick’s loss in 2019.
Christian continued his education after leaving Newington College and this year earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New South Wales.