Josh Thiel signs with the San Diego Legion
Company Release – 01/09/2020 10:00 AM PST
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San Diego, CA.— San Diego Legion, a Major League Rugby franchise, is delighted to announce the signing today of Canadian international player Josh Thiel.
Thiel played at center during the World Rugby U20 Trophy in 2017 and went on to earn his first international cap during the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship in a winning match against Chile.
“We are excited by the skill and versatility Josh brings. He gives us a lot of backline options. We can’t wait to see what he can do in the MLR,” said San Diego Legion backs coach Zack Test.
About San Diego Legion
Founded in 2018, San Diego Legion is part of the professional Major League Rugby organization, one of seven founding teams launched in North America. Featuring a mixture of the most talented athletes from around the globe, including international provincial all-stars combined with domestic talent from the U.S., and Canada, to showcase the best professional rugby has to offer.
Beyond the pitch, SD Legion is committed to building a grassroots community around the sport of rugby in Southern California. By creating outreach programs to bring new players to the game and high-performance pathways to retain the best athletes in the sport, the Legion works closely with local clubs, academies, scholastic and college programs to create the competitive pathway to elevate the American game to the next level.
All home games are hosted at the University of San Diego Torero Stadium, the perfect destination for rugby fans and families to experience the action “up close and personal.”
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