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San Diego Legion Rugby Team Signs Australian Rugby Legend Matt Giteau

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San Diego Legion Rugby Team Signs Australian Rugby Legend Matt Giteau

San Diego, CA – Dec 18, 2023 – The San Diego Legion is thrilled to announce the signing of Australian rugby legend Matt Giteau for the upcoming season. This significant acquisition heralds a new chapter for the Legion, setting the stage for an exhilarating 2024 season. The strategic addition of Giteau, a testament to the Legion's ambition and commitment to excellence, is set to infuse the team with unparalleled excitement and skill, promising an unforgettable season for both players and fans.

From Down Under to San Diego: Matt Giteau's Remarkable Rugby Legacy

Matt Giteau, an icon in the world of rugby, brings decades of experience and skill to the San Diego Legion. Born in Sydney, Giteau has had an impressive career across Australia, France, the United States, and Japan. His journey includes 2 x Super Rugby championships with ACT Brumbies, 3 x European Championships with Toulon, and the 2021 MLR Championship. His remarkable performances with teams like the Brumbies, Western Force, and Toulon have demonstrated his impact in leagues around the world.

Giteau is a three-time World Cup veteran, contributing to the Australian Wallabies' success. Throughout his career with the Wallabies, Giteau earned 103 test caps and scored a total of 698 points. Giteau's contributions to the Wallabies and his performances in the Rugby World Cup have cemented his legacy as one of the greatest players in Australian rugby history.

He was nominated for the International Rugby Board Player of the Year in 2004, highlighting his status as one of the best players globally. Giteau was awarded the John Eales Medal in 2009, recognizing him as the Australian Player of the Year. His versatility and playmaking skills have been instrumental in many of Australia's victories, including their 2015 Rugby World Cup performance. His experience will be invaluable in mentoring younger players and enhancing the Legion's strategic play.

A New Era for San Diego Legion

The signing of Giteau is a testament to the Legion's commitment to excellence and competitiveness in Major League Rugby. His arrival is expected to elevate the team's performance, bringing a unique blend of experience, leadership, and skill.

Head Coach and Director of Rugby Danny Lee expressed his excitement: “We are over the moon to secure Matt's services for the upcoming season. To have a highly experienced international player of Matt’s caliber join the Legion is something very exciting. He is a world-class player who will bring an incredible wealth of knowledge, a competitive attitude, and a drive to succeed with him that will no doubt spread throughout the squad. We can’t wait to get the former MLR winner onboard.”

Tickets and Upcoming Season

Don't miss out on the action! With the addition of Matt Giteau, the San Diego Legion looks forward to an electrifying season. Fans are encouraged to secure their tickets early to witness the thrilling action and the exceptional play that Giteau is renowned for. This season promises to be one of the most exciting in the team's history, and the Legion is eager to showcase their enhanced prowess on the field.

Stay Connected with the Legion

For the latest news, updates, and comprehensive information on the San Diego Legion, including player profiles, match schedules, ticket sales, and exclusive content, visit our official website. Join us in this exciting journey and be a part of the Legion's thrilling rugby adventure.


The San Diego Legion is a professional rugby team based in San Diego, California. They are one of the founding members of Major League Rugby (MLR), the premier rugby union competition in North America. The San Diego Legion has been instrumental in championing the growth and popularity of rugby union throughout North America. The team is dedicated to rigorous training, strategic gameplay, community engagement, and a commitment to excellence on and off the field. The team is committed to growing the sport of rugby across the region and providing a top-tier experience for fans and players alike. The San Diego Legion prides itself on fostering a culture of teamwork, respect, and integrity. For more information on the San Diego Legion and the upcoming season and to purchase tickets, please visit

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