Height: 6’2” ー Weight: 220 lbs. ー Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The New England Free Jacks will welcome Dougie Fife to the playing roster for the 2021 and 2022 Major League Rugby Seasons. A dual Scottish international, Fife will join the Free Jacks having represented his country in two Six Nations Championships, the HSBC World Sevens Circuit, and Edinburgh Rugby in the Pro14 where he has amassed 125 caps since 2011.
At 6’2”, 210lbs, Fife is a versatile and explosive back three player. A veteran of both the game of 7s and 15s, Fife will bring agility, power and speed to New England. Fans can expect to see Fife use his considerable frame to great effect in the aerial battle under the high ball.
Fife earned his first international cap for Scotland in 2014 in the Six Nations Championship against Wales. As a member of the 2014 and 2015 Six Nations Campaigns and Scotland’s 2018 Summer Tour of the Americas, Fife has earned 8 caps for his country to date in the 15-a-side game.
In 2016, Fife transitioned to Scotland’s 7s team, playing in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Fife led Scotland to two consecutive London 7s Cup’s, bringing home the cup in both 2016 and 2017. In 2016, Fife was named the London 7s Player of the Final, scoring twice in the semi-final against the United States and twice more – including the match-winner in extra time – in the Final against South Africa. He has since gone on to represent his country 81 times in the Sevens Series, clocking up 135 points in his 4-year tenure on the team.
Fife joins the Free Jacks as a leader from Edinburgh Rugby in the Pro14. Fife first established himself in the Edinburgh starting lineup during the 2013-14 Pro14 Season, scoring 5 tries in a 7-game spell. With 125 caps, 9 years of experience, and 135 points amassed, Fife brings a wealth of quality rugby experience from the highest level of European Rugby.
Concurrently with his professional Rugby performance, Fife has an impressive off-field academic record. Fife has earned a Higher National Diploma in sports coaching with development in sport at Telford College, Edinburgh, and went on to study at Edinburgh Napier University where he graduated with a degree in Sports Coaching.