Old Glory DC will have Uruguayan international Facundo Eduardo Gattas Clavell back for the 2023 Major League Rugby season as he posted on social media. The 27-year-old loosehead prop/hooker is 5’11” and 255 lbs.
Facundo joined Old Glory during the 2022 season but was injured in his second appearance.
Facundo was born in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and began playing rugby when he was ten years old for Lobos Rugby Club. He also has enjoyed playing soccer for some time. He attended the Instituto Uruguayo Argetino, the Universidad Catolica del Uruguay, and is currently studying Business Administration in Argentina.
Facundo played for the Uruguay Under-20s in 2014 and 2015, and with the Uruguay Senior National Team since 2016. He made his debut against Canada on 6 February 2016 at Langford at the Americas Rugby Championship, played two matches in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, and the last of his 37 tests (32 against non Emerging Italy -2 and Argentina XV- 3) against Romania on 7 November 2021.
He was also part of the winning 2017 World Rugby Nations Cup and helped Uruguay defeat the USA as the Americas 1 representative at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Facundo played with Hindú Club from 2018-2020 and with Peñarol, Uruguay’s team in the Superliga Americana de Rugby in 2021. He joins Old Glory DC after returning to play with Hindú Rugby Club.