The Houston SaberCats Valdemar Lee-Lo will return for the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old prop (29 in April) is 6’1″ and 250 lbs.
Val joined the Houston SaberCats during the 2023 MLR season after playing for their Academy team, Rugby HTX. He played 112 minutes in 4 matches, starting once. He also is playing for Rugby HTX in the American Rugby Premiership during the Fall.
Val didn’t play for the SaberCats in 2022 due to injury. During 2021, he played 123 minutes in 3 matches, starting 2. He played 232 minutes in all 5 matches, starting 4 times during the truncated 2020 MLR season.
Valdemar is from Dixon, California, and attended Dixon High School, graduating in 2013. He played rugby in the USA U19 National Championship for Sixon and also played junior rugby with Sierra Beach Rugby Club.
Since 2014, Valdemar has played with the Seattle Saracens, however, injuries in 2018 had him missing most of 2018 and all of 2019.
Valdemar also played age-grade rugby for the United States. He was in the USA U20s team for the 2014 IRB Junior World Rugby Trophy competition in Hong Kong and also in 2015 when the USA lost 24-23 to Canada.
Val also played professional rugby in 2016 for Sacramento.