The Seattle Seawolves re-signed David Busby for the 2023 Major League Rugby season, his fourth with the team. The 28-year-old (29 in Feb.) wing/center/fullback is 6’0″ and 200lbs.
David played 340 minutes in 8 matches, starting 4, for the Seawolves in 2022. He was injured during the 2021 preseason and did not see any regular-season playing time.
During the COVID-19-shortened MLR 2020 season, David played 325 minutes in all five matches, starting twice each at left wing and outside center. In November, he played in the World Tens Series with the London Royals.
David is from Portadown, Northern Ireland, and attended Portadown College and Queen’s University.
In 2011 he joined Ulster’s U20 Academy and won the Interprovincial Championship in 2012. He then moved to Australia for a year and played for Brother’s Rugby Club. He returned home to attend Queen’s University and played for the Ireland U20s in the age-grade Six Nations.
David played for Ulster in the PRO 14 competition, and the Ireland Sevens Team in several tournaments in 2016-2017, including the Exeter Super Sevens Series. In 2019 he helped Ballynahinch win the All Ireland League Division 1B Championship, which earned the team promotion for 2019-2020.