The Utah Warriors re-signed Angus Maclellan for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 30-year-old prop is 6’1″ tall and 265 lbs.
Angus played 552 minutes in 15 matches, starting 5, for the Utah Warriors in 2022. He then played with the USA Falcons in the Toyota Challenge in South Africa against the Toyota Cheetahs and Pumas.
Angus played 863 minutes in 17 matches, starting 13, during the 2021 season. During the shortened MLR season due to COVID-19, Angus started all five matches at tighthead prop, playing 276 minutes.
Angus played 1095 minutes in 2019, had 2 tries, carried the ball 49 times for 224 meters, and made 109 tackles. He is the current MLR leader for the most minutes at prop.
In 2018 Angus played 682 minutes, starting all nine matches and scoring one try.
Maclellan is from Empire, Michigan, and began playing rugby in high school with the Traverse City Alliance. After graduating from St. Francis High School, he attended Davenport University where, as Captain, he lead the Panthers to back-to-back D1 AA National Championships in 2010 and 2011.
MacLellan earned All-American honors at Devenport and was also a part of the USA U20’s team in 2011 that competed for the Junior World Cup Championship in Georgia. The following year he captained the team, as it won the World Rugby U20 Trophy in a tournament held at Murray Park, Utah.
In 2014 MacLellan played the USA Selects for the Americas Rugby Championship and was selected for the 2015 Rugby World Cup training squad before injuring his ACL. He made his USA Eagles debut on June 18, 2016, against Italy at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium and the last of his 5 tests was against Brazil on February 24, 2018. Angus MacLellan is Eagle number 493.
Maclellan also played rugby at Trinity College in Dublin in 2013 and for the Linwood Rugby Club in Christchurch, New Zealand. He joined the Utah Warriors in 2018 after playing for the Chicago Lions.
The 2018 year was an important one for Maclellan. He played for the Utah Warriors during the inaugural Major League Rugby season and has been an impact player for the team. He also played in the Americas Rugby Championship for the Eagles, in the Americas Pacific Challenge for the USA Selects, and for the Chicago Lions in the Midwest Premier Division.
DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil are also available on Facebook. Other Social Media sites to follow or subscribe to include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for interviews.