Old Glory DC Reunites with Jason Robertson

Jason Robertson has been reunited with Old Glory DC for the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old flyhalf (29 in November 1994) is 5’9 ”and 195 lbs.

Jason previously played with Old Glory DC for the 2020 and 2021 MLR seasons before signing on with RC Narbonne in the French Pro D2 League. After a successful season with RC Narbonne, Robertson signed on with the French Top 14 side, Aviron Bayonnais.

While at Bayonne, he played 202 minutes in 7 matches, starting twice, and scored 12 points (1 try, 1 penalty goal, and 2 conversions) for the Top 14 side. He also played 131 minutes for the team in the European Rugby Challenge Cup in 4 matches, starting once, and scored 4 points through 2 conversions.

At Narbonne, he played 1254 minutes in 18 matches, starting 17 and scoring 187 points (4 tries, 39 penalty goals, 4 drop goals, and 19 conversions.

In 2021 he played 1095 minutes for Old Glory in 14 starts and scored 108 points (2 tries, 14 penalty goals, and 25 conversions).

Jason played 398 minutes in 2020, starting all five matches for Old Glory during the shortened MLR 2020 season, and led the league in most points at 67, with a 67.7% accuracy rate. He played 400 minutes at flyhalf had 48 ball carries over 393 meters, five line-breaks at offense, and 48 tackles made at defense. Following the season, he returned to New Zealand and played with Counties Manukau Steelers in the Mitre 10 Cup.

Jason was born in Harare, Zimbabwe, and is from Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand. He attended Aquinas College in Tauranga, graduating in 2012. He then pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Planning at the University of Waikato in Hamilton from 2013-2015.

He played at the University of Waikato Rugby Club and made his Waikato Rugby Union debut in 2016, making three Mitre 10 Cup appearances as a reserve. While with the University of Waikato Rugby Club, he also played for the New Zealand Universities team.

In 2017 he joined the Tokyo Gas in Japan’s Top East League with the hope that would lead to a Super Rugby contract.

He joined the Bay of Plenty for the 2019 Mitre 10 Cup season and helped the team reach the final against Auckland. This earned the team a promotion to the Premiership Division in 2020. He also played for Te Puke Sports in 2019.

During 2018 and in 2019, Jason played in the Hong Kong 10s for Biarritz Gavekal, leading them to championships each year.

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