New England Free Jacks Wayne Van Der Bank 2023 Profile

The New England Free Jacks signed South African Wayne Van Der Bank through the 2026 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old center (26 in January) is 6’0″ and 195lbs.

Wayne played 1131 minutes in 16 matches, starting 14, and scored 3 tries for the Free Jacks in 2022, the first year of his five-year contract.

Wayne is originally from Pretoria, South Africa, and attended Menlopark High School. He played for Golden Lions XV between 2017-2019 in the Rugby Challenge and the Golden Lions in the 2019 Currie Cup. He then moved to Mbombela and played for the Pumas in 2020 and 2021.

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