San Diego Legion signed Christian Poidevin for the 2023 Major League Rugby season after obtaining his signing rights from Rugby ATL in exchange for salary cap considerations for 2023. Rugby ATL had selected him in the MLR dispersal draft for former LA Giltinis and Austin Gilrgonis players. The 24-year-old back-row is 6’1″ and 216 lbs.
Christian played 687 minutes in 16 matches, starting 14, and scored 2 tries for the LA Giltinis in 2022. He played 769 minutes in 12 starts and scored 2 tries for the Giltinis in 2021.
Christian is from Coogee, New South Wales, Australia, and attended Newington College, where he played rugby. He was introduced to rugby at an early age, as his father Simon, had 59 caps for Australia, won the Rugby World Cup in 1991, and was the team’s captain.
Christian was the Randwick Colts 1st grade captain in 2018, and he was honored with the Best & Fairest Award as the competition’s best played with the Colts going undefeated.
During the 2019 season he started in 16 matches for Randwick in the Shute Shield, and also played in one match for the Sydney Rays in the National Rugby Championship. In 2020 he also played four times for the Sydney Rays and had 11 starts for Randwick in the Shute Shield. Christian also gained experience playing against Argentina in Randwick’s loss in 2019.
Christian continued his education after leaving Newington College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of New South Wales.
Christian has links to the U.S. as his mother is Robin Fahlstrom, whose family members reside in Chicago.