England International Becomes Latest Big Name To Join Major League Rugby

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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Jason Hennessy

USA bound.

Former England international Steffon Armitage is the latest big name who has announced he will be plying his trade in America next season, signing a deal with Major League Rugby franchise San Diego Legion.

Armitage, a former European Player of the Year, joins the likes of Ben Foden, who plays his rugby with Rugby United New York, and Mathieu Bastareaud, who will join Foden in New York next season.

“I’m excited to play in the fastest growing rugby competition in the world.” said the back-row.

“San Diego has a very strong team and fantastic culture and I look forward to becoming part of the legion with hopes of delivering America’s finest city the MLR title in 2020.”

2019 MLR Coach of the Year and San Diego Legion Head Coach, Rob Hoadley, added:

“Steffon is a world class player who has proven himself to be one of the greats in the European club game. We are incredibly excited to have him join San Diego Legion in 2020. His talent and leadership will be a perfect addition to the Legion organization.”