Old Glory DC re-signs 2020 MLR Point Leader and team flyhalf, Jason Robertson
In Old Glory DC’s inaugural season, Robertson earned a reputation for his marksman-like qualities at the tee and his confidence in defense situations. At the season’s outset, Robertson flew up the MLR player statistical ranks, frequently opting to kick for points during penalties. The flyhalf lead the league in most points at 67, even though he only maintained a 67.7% accuracy rate. During the 2020 season, Robertson played 400 minutes at flyhalf in five matches and ended the shortened season with 48 ball carries over 393 meters, five line-breaks at offense, and 48 tackles-made at defense.
“2020 has been very much a year of uncertainty, but one thing I’m certain about is my return to Old Glory DC for the upcoming 2021 MLR season,” claims Robertson. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the DMV in the early stages of 2020. The whole organization welcomed me with open arms and made me feel very much at home in the nation’s capital. Although our inaugural season was unfortunately cut short, there was a major success on and off the field which became infectious amongst the coaching staff and playing group, resulting in some inspiring and memorable team performances.”
“Jason had a great debut MLR campaign before the cancellation,” adds Coach Douglas. “People underestimate how brave Jason is – his love of contact for a flyhalf is not great for a coach, but great for his teammates as he has their full trust. It’s important to have him back so we can continue to grow on the momentum that was building last season.”
Since March, Robertson has resided in sun-soaked Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty, and has joined the county’s Manukau Steelers Mitre 10 Cup where I have been playing for the Counties Manukau Steelers in 2020. In early 2021, Robertson will swap the New Zealand summer for Washington’s Mid-Atlantic gray winter; however, the adjustment won’t be hard, he claims.
“I cannot wait to get back and connect with undoubtedly the best fan base in Major League Rugby. The atmosphere and support that our fans created in our first season as a professional outfit was outstanding and something to be very proud of. Thinking back to those memorable games at Cardinal Stadium, where our loud and boisterous crowd got us home in two tough encounters against Seattle and Atlanta, our fans truly are our 16th OG and I can’t wait to have them come support us at our new beautiful home at Segra Field.”
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