The Seattle Seawolves signed Charles Elton for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 29-year-old back-row (30 in June) is 6’3” and 235 lbs.
Charles attended Westlake Boys High School from 2007 to 2010 and then Rosmini College in 2011. He then went to the University of Otago from 2012 through 2016, earning a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing/ Marketing Management.
Charles played rugby in high school and played for the New Zealand Schools Rugby Sevens Team.
After graduation, he spent 5 years on the Otago B in Dunedin. He moved to North Otago RFU and in 2019, he earned Northern Otago’s Player of the Year award after the New Zealand Heartland Championship.
In the 2020-2021 season, he played for Otago in the Mitre 10 Cup. He then played for Eastern Suburbs in 2022 and was the Eastern Suburbs RUFC’s 2022 Defender of the Year.