Originally from Ipswich, Brisbane Australia, Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz will be joining Old Glory DC for the 2020 season. Coming to DC off of Major League Rugby experience and a recent win on the USA Rugby Eagles Squad, Fa’anana-Schultz is slated to bring exciting energy to the forward pack in 2020.
While attending University of Queensland, the experienced lock and eight was invited to attend the prestigious International Rugby Academy in New Zealand. Whilst in Palmerston North, Fa’anana-Schultz joined Super Rugby’s New South Wales Waratahs, starting his professional career.
Following his stint in Super Rugby, the forward joined the iconic West Auckland rugby club “Suburbs” where they made the Grand Final at Eden Park and additionally joined the Auckland Mitre10 Cup team, which competes nationally and includes both past and present All Black players within the team ranks. Formerly the NPC (National Provincial Championship), this is generally regarded by rugby connoisseurs as the toughest domestic rugby competition in the world.
During the 2019 season, Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz signed to Major League Rugby’s Houston Sabercats Rugby. Over the summer, Fa’anana-Schultz played with the USA Men’s Eagles during the Pacific Nations Cup, defeating Canada 47-19 in Glendale, Colorado.
On joining Old Glory, Jamason said, “I can’t wait to join the OG team and experience the DC lifestyle. As soon as I saw what OG had with their plans for the team, with Andrew coaching, the connection with Scotland Rugby, and the culture and values they were instilling I knew, I had to be part of the family. Exciting times ahead and can’t wait to become and better player and person in the city of DC.”
Fans will be able to see Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz take the field during the 2020 home opener on February 16th. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date on Old Glory news, ticket sales, and events here.