Rugby ATL added Kian Meadon on loan through April 10, 2022, after trading Marno Redlinghuys to the Houston SaberCats. The SaberCats also receive Rugby ATL’s 3rd Round 2022 Collegiate draft pick (Via NY and UT), while getting Hoston’s first-round selection.
The 21-year-old flyhalf/fullback is 5’11” and 175 lbs and will start at fullback against Old Glory DC on March 20. He started the first match of the season for Houston but has not seen playing time since then.
Kian is from Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. He attended Midstream College from 2007-to 2017 and then Paarl Boys High School from 2017-to 2019. He also earned professional diplomas in Social Media Marketing, Graphic Design, and Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy (2020-2021)
Kian played with the Cell C Sharks Under-18s and the South Africa Under-18s, and later for the Sharks Under-20s. He played for South Africa Schools in 2019 and in 2021 for the South Africa Under-20s in the World Rugby U20s Championship.