The Houston SaberCats obtained Johan Momsen for the 2024 Major League Rugby season after a trade with LA for salary cap considerations in 2024. The 28-year-old lock is 6’5″ and 250 lbs.
Johan played 1068 minutes in 16 matches, starting 15, and scoring 4 tries for Rugby ATL in 2023. He played 1147 minutes in 16 matches, starting 15, for the Ratlers in 2022 and was one of only two players to appear in the MLR Team of the Week five times. He then played for Life University in the American Rugby Premiership during the Fall.
Johan played 1268 minutes in 17 matches, with 16 starts, and scored 5 tries for the Ratlers in 2021. At season’s end, he was named MLR Forward of the Year.
Johan played in all five matches, four as a starter, during the 2020 pandemic-shortened season. He showed how dominant he can be in the lineouts and in getting to the breakdown in a 2021 preseason match start against the Utah Warriors.
Johan is from Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa, and attended Paarl Gimnasium. He then attended Stellenbosch University from 2015 to 2019 and captained the Maties in the 2019 Varsity Cup.
Johan played with the DHL Western Province U19s in 2014 and in 2019 played with the Griquas in the Currie Cup and the Rugby Challenge. He made his debut on July 19th against the Sharks.