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Rugby ATL re-signed Isaac Bales for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old Hooker is 5’9” and 245 lbs. Isaac hoped his performance with the Academy team, Pathway 404, would prepare him for the 2022 MLR season, however, a knee injury forced him to focus on his recovery and the 2023 season. After returning to health, he played rugby with the Rugby ATL Academy in the Fall 2022 American Rugby Premiership season. Isaac attended Glenwood Community School and was the captain of its rugby club. He was also the MVP of the Lindenwood High School tournament, captain of the…

San Diego Legion signed Alex Horan for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old center (26 in April) is 6’1″ and 205 lbs. Alex is from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and attended St. Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace from 2009 to 2014. He then went to Griffith University from 2016 to 2019, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He played his senior level rugby with the Canberra Vikings, Brisbane City, and in 2020 with the Sunwolves in Super Rugby. Recently, he has been playing for the University of Queensland. Other Articles DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil are also available on…

The Toronto Arrows signed Ciaran Breen for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The  21-year-old center/fullback (22 in April) is 6’0″ and 200 lbs. Ciaran is from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and graduated from Shawnigan Lake School, where he was a standout rugby player. He played for the club rugby with Cowichan Rugby Club and then spent a year with the Biarritz Olympique Academy in 2019. He returned home and played with UBC Thunderbirds in 2020-2021 and with the Canadian Under-20s in 2020. In 2021 he signed with Carcassonne’s Academy side and also played on their French D2 Pro side. In…

The New England Free jacks re-signed Tevita Sole for the second year of a three-year contract which brings him through the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old loosehead/tighthead prop (24 in January) is 6’0″ and 265 lbs. Tevita played 360 minutes in 11 matches, starting 2, for the Free jacks in 2022. Tevita is from Nuku ‘alofa, Tonga, and attended Tonga College’Atele. He moved to New Zealand in 2019 and played with the Bay of Plenty U19s under Free Jacks Assistant Coach Mike Brown in 2018 and then played with Tonga U20s in the World Rugby Junior Trophy competition.…

Old Glory DC signed Kyle Stewart for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old tighthead/loosehead prop (26 in March) is 6’0″ and 265 lbs. Kyle played 912 minutes in 16 matches, starting 14 in 2022 for Old Glory. Kyle played age-grade rugby with Taranaki, playing in the prestigious Jock Hobbs Memorial U19 Tournament in the top division for the Graham Mourie Cup in 2016. He played for the Taranaki Bulls Mitre 10 team in 2018 and 2019 and would return to the renamed Bunnings National Provincial Championship with the team in 2021. He also played Mitre 10 Cup for…

Rugby New York re-signed Nate Brakeley for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 33-year-old lock/flanker is 6’5”, and 260 lbs. Nate played 1101 minutes in 16 matches, starting 14, and was the team’s captain for most of the season. He has made 51 MLR appearances since the team entered the league in 2019. Nate has been a key performer for the team since his arrival in the 2018 exhibition season. He has been the team’s vice-captain since 2020. He also led the league with All-MLR Weekly selections in 2021. In 2021 he played 1162 minutes in his 15 starts…

Rugby New York re-signed Charlie Hewitt for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old lock (28 in February) is 6’7″, and 265 lbs. Charlie played 822 minutes in 16 matches, starting 11 for Rugby New York in 2022. He played 522 minutes in 15 matches, starting 7, during the 2021 MLR season. He then was selected for the USA Selects tour which played two matches against Uruguay A. Charlie joined New York after the 2020 MLR season began and started two matches. Prior to the beginning of the 2019 season with the Houston SaberCats, he suffered a season-ending injury.…

Old Glory DC re-signed Fintan Coleman for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old flanker/No.8 (24 in March) is from Limerick, Ireland, and has a father from the U.S. Fintan played 406 minutes in 15 matches, starting 4, and scored one try for Old Glory in 2022. He played age-grade rugby for Munster, playing for the Under 17s, 18s, and 19s, and played against the Japan U19s touring side. He also played for Ireland Under 18s in 2017, making three appearances. He also had a short-term contract with the London Irish Academy in 2018. Fintan played for Crescent College…

The New England Free Jacks re-signed LeRoux Malan for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old center (24 in March) is 6’3” and 210 lbs. LeRoux played 1287 minutes in 17 matches, starting 16, and scored 5 tries for the Free Jacks in 2022. He then was selected to the Namibia National Team for their November internationals and earned two caps. LeRoux was born in Windhoek, Namibia, and attended Paarl Boys High School outside of Cape Town, South Africa, where he played for the 1st XV. In 2018 he was signed with the Natal Sharks to a junior provincial…

The New England Free Jacks will have Milleniam ‘Mills’ Sanerivi back for the second year of his contract for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 23-year-old hooker is 5’11” and 250lbs. Mills played 614 minutes in 17 matches, starting 6, and scored 4 tries for the Free Jacks in 2022. He then played with Taranaki in the National Provincial Championship in New Zealand. Mills is from Mangere, New Zealand. He began playing rugby with the Manukau Magpies and the Mangere East Hawks. He attended King’s College, Auckland, and in 2018 was the rugby team’s 1st XV captain, playing with…

NOLA Gold signed Jarred Adams through the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old loosehead prop is 5’11, 270 lbs. and also can play tighthead. Jarred is from Auckland, New Zealand, and attended Wesley College. He played 9 matches for the Samoa Under-20s in 2015/2016. He then joined Counties Manukauin in 2016 and made his NPC debut. He switched to Auckland in 2018 through 2020 before signing with the Super Rugby Sunwolves where he made 5 appearances before the pandemic ended the season. In 2021 he played in the National Provincial Championship in New Zealand with Manawatu and in Japan…

The Seattle Seawolves signed former Saint Mary’s Gael and Pacific Northwest product, Karl Keane through the 2025 season. The 21-year-old scrumhalf is 6’0″ and 180 lbs. Karl was born in Dublin, Ireland, and played for Dublin’s Malahide Rugby Club before moving to Seattle at the age of 10.  He played with Rugby Washington’s Eastside Lions and the Washington Loggers before attending Saint Mary’s College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Though eligible for the 2022 Collegiate Draft, Keane was granted an exemption under the league’s Homegrown Player Policy. He has represented the USA at every age grade…

The Seattle Seawolves re-signed Reid Watkins through the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 28-year-old scrumhalf (29 in June) is 5’10” and 185 lbs. Reid played 1462 minutes in 16 matches, starting one, for the Seawolves in 2022 He was a late-season addition to the Toronto Arrows in 2021 for the last two matches but did not see regular-season action. He is from Okotoks, Alberta, Canada, and attended Holy Trinity Academy from 2010-2012, where he was a two-time Canadian High School Wrestling champion. He began playing rugby with Foothills U14 Lions, which was from Okotoks. He competed in the High…

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