NOLA Gold Signs Dougie Fife

NOLA Gold signed Scotland international Dougie Fife through the 2024 Major League Rugby season after a trade with the New England Free Jacks for 2023 salary cap considerations. The 32-year-old wing, fullback, and center is 6’2″ and 210 lbs.

Dougie was a key contributor to the Free Jacks during his two years with the team. In 2022 he started in 13 matches and scored 11 tries since 2021. He also started 16 matches in 2021.

Dougie was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and attended Firrhill High school, where he excelled in both rugby and academics. He attended Telford College, earning a Higher National Diploma in sports coaching with development in sports. He also went to Edinburgh Napier University, where he earned a degree in Sports Coaching.

He played club rugby with Boroughmuir before playing with Currie 1st XV in the Scotland Premiership First Division. This was prior to his joining Edinburgh in 2011 in the PRO 14. While with Edinburgh from 2011-2016, and again later in 2017-2020, he made 125 appearances.

Dougie has represented Edinburgh in both the U17s and U18s and has represented Scotland in both age-grade, 7s, and in 15s. he played for Scotland U17s and made his debut for the U19s against Italy in Edinburgh in 2009. He also played for the U20s during the 2009-2010 season in the U20s Six Nations and made 10 appearances with the team.

In 2010-2011 he spent time with the Scotland Sevens program, but it was in 2016-2020 that he played 81 times and scored 135 points in the HSBC World Sevens Series. The team won the London Sevens for consecutive years in 2016 and 2017 and he was named the Player of the Final in 2016.

After moving through the EDP program, he made his Scotland A debut against the England Saxons, winning for the first time in 2013. He also played for the Senior National Team (Cap #1053), making his debut in the final game of the 2014 Six Nations Championship against Wales at Millennium Stadium, Mar 15, 2014, and also played in the 2015 Six Nations. The last of his 8 tests were against Argentina at Resistencia on June 23, 2018, in the team’s tour of the Americas.

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