San Diego Legion will have Chris Turori back for the 2023 Major League Rugby season, his sixth with the club. The 29-year-old flanker is 6’4″ and 230 lbs.
Chris played 293 minutes in 11 matches, starting once, and scored one try for San Diego Legion in 2022.
Chris played 62 minutes in 1 match as a starter in 2021. He then played in the inaugural Premier Rugby Sevens in Memphis on October 9, 2021.
Chris Turori played in 2020 preseason matches and in 2019 played 241 minutes in his 4 starts. He carried 12 times for 59 minutes and made 45 tackles. He also played with OMBAC during the Pacific Rugby Premiership. In 2018, Chris made 8 starts, playing 627 minutes and scoring one try.
With the regular season ready to start this weekend, Chris is expected to contribute to the team in 2020.
Chris attended Valley Christian Academy and then went to Palomar College from 2012-2014, studying Computer Science and Engineering. From 2015 to 2017 he attended San Diego Mesa College, earning an AA Degree in Applied Mathematics. Chris then continued his education in 2017 at Cal State University San Marcos in Computer Science.
Chris played soccer as a youth and turned to rugby along with his two brothers and his sister, encouraged by their father who grew up in New Zealand.
He has played for the USA Rugby Men’s Collegiate All-Americans in 2014 against Cambridge and against the Ontario Blues. He also is a capped USA Men’s Eagles Sevens player.
Chris has represented the SoCal Griffins and has played club rugby 7s and 15s with Old Mission Beach Athletic Club. He has played in the Pacific Rugby Premiership and in the California Cup. He also has represented the club at the USA Rugby Club National Sevens Championships.
Chris also is a certified USA Rugby level 200 coach. He is a leader on the field and also can help develop players for the Legion Academy.
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