The Houston SaberCats obtained the contract rights to Marno Redelinghuys and a third-round draft pick in the 2022 draft from Rugby ATL in exchange for the SaberCats’ first-round draft pick in 2022 and Kian Meadon on short term loan until April 10. The 29-year-old lock/blindside flanker is 6’5″ and 255 lbs.
Marno played in 17 matches, starting 14 during the 2021 MLR season and 80 minutes in 2 starts for Rugby ATL in 2020 before being sidelined with an injury.
Marno is from Klerksdorp, South Africa, and resides in Potchefstroom. He attended Hoërskool Schoonspruit before going to North-West University from 2014-2017 and graduating with a Business Degree. He then moved to Cape Town as a post-graduate at Stellenbosch University and played rugby for the Maties in the Varsity Cup in 2018. Then it was onto Western Province.
Marno’s Senior rugby career began with the Leopards XV in 2015, as well as the Leopards from 2015-2017. During 2018-2019 he played with Western Province in both the Currie Cup and the Rugby Challenge. In 2019 made one Super Rugby appearance with the Stormers against the Golden Lions.