Dylan Fawsitt

Dylan Fawsitt (born July 24, 1990) is an Irish-born American rugby union player who plays as a hooker for Rugby United New York (RUNY) in Major League Rugby and also for the United States men's national team. His nickname is "The Butcher".[1]

Dylan Fawsitt
Date of birth (1990-07-24) July 24, 1990 (age 31)
Place of birthWexford, Ireland
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight235 lb (107 kg)
SchoolBlackrock College
UniversityLife University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997–2012
2012–2014
2016–2017
Greystones
St. Mary's
Old Blue
   
Correct as of 9 April 2018
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016
2018–
2018
2020
Ohio Aviators
Rugby United New York
Glendale Raptors (loan)
Ohio Aviators (loan)
10
30
8
(25)
(115)
(5)
Correct as of 8 June 2021
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018– United States 18 (15)
Correct as of 3 October 2021

Fawsitt previously played for the Glendale Raptors and the Ohio Aviators. Prior to moving to the United States in 2014, Fawsitt played rugby for Greystones, Blackrock College, and St. Mary's College in Ireland. In addition to his playing career, Fawsitt coaches rugby at Monroe College and Fordham Preparatory School in New York City.

Early lifeEdit

Fawsitt grew up in Ireland and moved to Wicklow at the age of 10.[2] Prior to the move to Wexford, Fawsitt began playing rugby with Greystones RFC at the age of seven.[3][2] Fawsitt also played hurling and Gaelic football as a youth for St. Martin's GAA.[2][4] Fawsitt attended Blackrock College and was a member of their 2009 rugby team that won the Leinster Schools Senior Cup in 2009.[5] Fawsitt concluded his tenure with Greystones by competing at the first team level for three years through 2012.[2][3] Fawsitt then played for St. Mary's College for two years in the All-Ireland League's Division 1A.[2][3]

Move to the United StatesEdit

In 2014, Fawsitt moved to the United States to attend Life University, where he earned a master's degree in exercise science.[2] There he played and coached for the university's rugby teams.[2] After playing with the Ohio Aviators (see section below), Fawsitt moved to New York where he played for Old Blue and serves as an Assistant Coach at Monroe College and Head Coach at Fordham Preparatory School.[2][6]

Club careerEdit

Ohio AviatorsEdit

Fawsitt played for the Ohio Aviators in PRO Rugby's first and only season in 2016. Fawsitt made his debut for the Aviators on May 8, in the Aviators' 31–11 victory over Sacramento.[7] He made his first start for the Aviators in a 24–20 defeat at San Diego on May 15.[8] Fawsitt scored his first try for the Aviators on May 22, in the Aviators' 50–17 victory over Sacramento.[9]

Rugby United New YorkEdit

Fawsitt joined Rugby United New York for their inaugural season as an associate member of Major League Rugby in 2018.[10] In 2018, Fawsitt served as the team's captain.[11] Fawsitt scored his first try in a RUNY uniform in a March 25, 2018 exhibition against the Boston Mystics.[12]

On September 19, 2018, RUNY announced that Fawsitt had re-signed with the New York side for the 2019 Major League Rugby season.[13]

He returns to New york in 2019 MLR season, with a prominent participation, having in regular season 12 tries and 10 tries assist, qualifying RUNY in last game to playoffs for first time.

Glendale RaptorsEdit

Fawsitt joined Major League Rugby's Glendale Raptors for the 2018 regular season[14] on loan from RUNY.[15]

International careerEdit

Fawsitt made his debut with the USA Eagles on February 24, 2018, starting in the Eagles' 45–16 victory over Brazil in the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship.[16] Fawsitt scored his first try for the Eagles in the Eagles' 61–19 victory over Uruguay on March 3, 2018.[17]

International triesEdit

As of 20 November 2021 [18]
Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result Score
1   Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay Estadio Charrúa 2018 Americas Rugby Championship 3 March 2018 Win 19 – 61
2   Canada Glendale, United States Infinity Park 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 27 July 2019 Win 47 – 19
3   Canada Vancouver, Canada BC Place 2019 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches 7 September 2019 Win 15 – 20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dylan Fawsitt Returns to RUNY".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Farrell, Sean (March 11, 2018). "'I've worked 3, 4 jobs... washing cars, walking dogs': Wexford man Fawsitt thriving on American dream". The42. TheJournal.ie. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Dylan Fawsitt USA Eagles". GreystonesRFC.ie. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Stryffeler, Zack (July 15, 2016). "Dylan Fawsitt: PRO Rugby Ohio Aviators "Butcher" Profiled by Teammate Zack Stryffeler". Rugby Wrap Up. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  5. ^ Kinsella, Murray (March 16, 2016). "Irish links aplenty as USA's new rugby competition announces squads". The42. TheJournal.ie. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Fordham Prep Rugby Bios". Fordham Preparatory School. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ohio overcome scrappy Sacramento". Americas Rugby News. May 8, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  8. ^ "San Diego steal one from Ohio". Americas Rugby News. May 15, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ohio crush Sacramento in Obetz". Americas Rugby News. May 22, 2016. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  10. ^ "2018 Major League Rugby – Rugby United New York". Americas Rugby News. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  11. ^ Lappen, Evan (March 19, 2018). "Rugby United NY Defeats Ontario In First Ever Match". Rugby Today. United World Sports. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  12. ^ "New York blank Boston on historic night in the Bronx". Americas Rugby News. March 25, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Dylan "The Butcher" Fawsitt Re-signs with Rugby United New York". Major League Rugby. September 19, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "POSTPONED – Ontario Arrows vs Rugby United New York". Americas Rugby News. April 14, 2018. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  15. ^ "Major League Rugby roster updates". Americas Rugby News. September 12, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  16. ^ "USA earn dominant win over Brazil". Americas Rugby News. February 24, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  17. ^ "USA claim ARC Grand Slam in Uruguay". Americas Rugby News. March 3, 2018. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
  18. ^ "Dylan Fawsitt". November 20, 2021.