Chicago Hounds Signs Dacoda Worth

The Chicago Hounds signed Dacoda Worth for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 31-year-old back-row is 6’3″ and 230 lbs.

Dacoda played 87 minutes in 4 matches, carrying 15 times for 145 meters (9.7 meters per carry), with a line break and four defenders beaten. Defensively, he made all seven tackles he attempted for Old Glory in 2022.

In 2021 he played 61 minutes in 3 matches for Old Glory, carrying the ball three times for 29 meters (9.7 MPC) with a line break, and on defense, he had seven tackles. He also had four lineout takes on the season.

During their 2020, he played during preseason matches but did not play during the pandemic-shortened regular season. He also played for the Capital Selects. He played with NOVA in USA Club 7s Nationals, with Army Rugby Union at the Rugbytown 7s, and with the Chicago Lions at the Freetail 7s.

Dacoda played with Old Glory during the 2019 exhibition season. He also played in the Rugbytown 7s with the All-Army Sevens. He also played with the Old Glory Selects against the USA Rugby South Panthers, as well as for Northern Virginia Rugby Club (NOVA).

Dacoda is from Indianapolis, Indiana, and attended Indiana University from 2014-2018, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and playing rugby for the D1A club. He was named Forward of the Year in 2019 and was the Co-MVP in 2018 with Alex Dorrier. In 2016 he participated in a summer Study Abroad program in Leipzig, Germany.

Dacoda was in the U.S. Army and has been an Intelligence Analyst Supervisor, from 2011-2020. He has played rugby with the Scottsdale Blues, Chicago Lions, and NOVA Rugby, and is a three-time All-Army Sevens player.

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