San Diego Legion signed Canadian international Djustice Sears-Duru for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. It is assumed that the Free Jacks received salary cap compensation as they had obtained his signing rights in the 2022 MLR dispersal draft. The 28-year-old loosehead prop (29 in May) is 6’1″ and 260 lbs.
Djustice played in 13 matches, starting 7, and scored one try to the LA Giiltinis in 2022. Djustice also played for the Canadian National Team during the Summer and in the November tests against the Netherlands and Namibia.
During the 2021 season, Djustice played 632 minutes in 13 matches, starting 10, for the Seattle Seawolves. He then played with the Canadian National Team. During the truncated 2020 MLR season, Djustice started all five matches. In 2019, Sears-Duru played 530 minutes in 10 matches, scored 1 try, carried 38 times for 156 meters, and made 94 tackles.
Djustice is from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and lives in Oakville, Ontario. He is a 2011 graduate of Shawnigan Luke High School. He then attended Camosun College from 2013-2014 and also the University of Hertfordshire.
He played rugby for the Oakville Crusaders and toured England as a 13-year-old with the team. From 2011-2013 he played at the Leicester Tigers Academy.
Djustice also played for the Ontario Blues Under-16s, two seasons with Canada Under-17s, and from 2013-2014 played with Canada’s Under-20s, including the IRB World Junior Trophy competition.
He played Senior rugby with the Glasgow Warriors from 2016-2017, Ayr in the Scottish Premiership in 2016-2017, the Ealing Trailfinders in 2017-2018, the Toronto Arrows in 2018, and joined the Seattle Seawolves in 2019.
He also has played club rugby with the Castaway Wanderers in the British Columbia CDI Premier League, as well as provincial rugby for the Ontario Blues.
Djustice made his debut for Canada’s National Team against Portugal on November 23, 2013, and has made 59 appearances (28 starts and 3 tries) for Canada, including 4 at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and 3 at the 2019 RWC. Since the November 2022 internationals, he has played in 64 tests for Canada.
Djustice also played for Canada Selects in the 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge and for Canada at the 2019 Americas Rugby Championship.