FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — (Washington, DC – March 22, 2019) – Old Glory DC is honored to announce the signing of former professional Rugby League player, military veteran and DC area native Ryan Burroughs.
Ryan is a graduate of Liberty High School in Manassas and makes his home in Northern Virginia. He is a United States Army veteran, having spent four years on active duty. Before finishing his Army stint, Ryan began playing Rugby League, ultimately becoming a professional and playing in both North America and the UK.
Burroughs played League for the US National Team and even served as captain. Ryan was honored to serve in the Army’s “elite athlete” program and, perhaps inevitably, he came to be known as “Captain America.” After completing his Army commitment, Ryan played rugby professionally in Canada and London, for the Toronto Wolfpack and the Barrow Raiders, at fullback, center, and wing. Most recently, he has played rugby union with NOVA Rugby.
Ryan will most likely play center or wing for Old Glory and, we expect, is likely to become a favorite among our many military rugby fans.
About Old Glory DC:
Old Glory DC is a professional rugby club based in Washington, DC that officially joined Major League Rugby in November 2018 and will begin league play in MLR’s 2020 season. The club will play a series of exhibition games throughout the first half of 2019. As a recent addition to the fabric of the nation’s capital and the entire mid-Atlantic community, Old Glory DC’s vision is to grow the sport of rugby in our region by 50% by 2023. The club is owned by life-long rugby players Paul Sheehy and Chris Dunlavey, who are proud to bring professional rugby to their hometown for the first time ever. For more information, visit oldglorydc.com.