Quincy, MA — September 28, 2022 — The New England Free Jacks are excited to announce the signing of Australian prop Conor Young for the 2023 seasons. 

The 27-year-old from Yamba, NSW has already had a globe-trotting career: “The former U20 Canadian representative has been on somewhat of a world journey since the 2015 World Rugby Trophy and has had a presence on our radar for a number of years,” noted general manager Tom Kindley. “Conor has been a mainstay for Southern Districts in the Shute Shield, amassing more than 50 appearances, excelled in the Scottish Super 6, and most recently earned selection to the wider Reds Super Rugby squad.  At 27, Conor is approaching his best years as a front row forward, he is an excellent scrummager, capable on both sides, and ready to take the next step in full time professionalism.”

Conor is ready and chomping at the bit to bolster the Jacks’ front row with his experience and versatility, as well as capitalize on the exciting opportunity of joining a spirited squad here in Quincy. “Couldn’t be more excited to get involved with the Free Jacks and build on their success over the last few years” said Young. “Everything I’ve seen tells me that I’m entering a unique and special environment. Can’t wait to get stuck in and bring home an MLR title.” 

Outside of rugby, Conor is an avid golfer, outdoorsman, and fisherman, and is excited to explore all that New England has to offer. 


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About Major League Rugby: Major League Rugby is a professional sports league, entering its fifth season and represents the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 13 teams in 2021, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, among other national and local market platforms. Select matches are available to stream live in North America on The Rugby Network, and all matches are available on The Rugby Network for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit www.MajorLeague.Rugby

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