Old Glory DC signed Uruguay international Ignacio Dotti for the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 29-year-old lock/back row is 6’5″ and 235 lbs.
Ignacio is currently in France playing in the 2023 Rugby World Cup for Uruguay. The team played inspiring rugby earlier today in a loss to France with Ignacio playing in his 60th match for the Teros XV. He should add to this total with the team having three additional pool matches.
In 2023 Ignacio returned to play professional rugby with Penarol in the Super Rugby Americas. He played 279 minutes in 7 matches, starting 6, and scored 1 try.
Ignacio spent four years playing for NOLA Gold. In 2022 he played 499 minutes in 9 matches, starting 7, and scored 1 try. In 2021 he played 640 minutes in 12 matches, starting 7, and in 2020 he started the first three matches at lock, playing 159 minutes before breaking his arm against the Colorado Raptors. In 2019 he played 963 minutes in 13 matches, 12 as a starter, and had 3 tries.
Dotti graduated from Ivy Thomas Memorial High School and then studied at the Universidad ORT Uruguay.
In 2014 he played against the U.S. in the Junior World Rugby Trophy Bronze match in the team’s 26-25 loss. Since then, he has played for Uruguay A and the Senior National team since 2015.
Dotti debuted for the Uruguay national Rugby Team on April 11, 2015, against Paraguay. He played in 4 matches in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and scored 4 tries. He also has played in the. 2023 Rugby World Cup.
For Uruguay A, he played at the 2014 Americas Rugby Championship and in October 2018 in the Americas Pacific Challenge. He also played against the Houston SaberCats in a January 20, 2018, preseason match at Sugar Land, Texas.
Ignacio was a key contributor to NOLA Gold and should continue to be with Old Glory DC.