Jackals Sign Lock Theo McFarland
Theo grew up in Moamoa, Apia in Samoa where he played basketball as his first sport. He started playing rugby in high school at Pesega College. Theo was following in his brothers footsteps playing fly-half and was considered the best rugby player at Pesege College and in their village.
Theo went on to play club level rugby for Moamoa Rugby Club in Samoa. He continued his rugby career with the Moorabbin Rugby Club where he traveled to Victoria, Australia for the Dewar Shield, a rugby union competition, from 2016 through 2018.
In 2018, he returned to Samao and played for the Savai’i Vikings. Theo played in the Super 9 Rugby competition for the Vikings in 2018 and 2019. While playing for the Vikings, he represented Samao in 2019 and 2020 in basketball in multiple international competitions. Theo also played for the Manuma Samoa where they competed in the Global Rapid Rugby, an international rugby union competition.
Theo is excited to move to Dallas and be a part of the new franchise. He says, “I look forward to working with the Ireland legend, Coach Allen Clarke, and Coach Elaine Vassie at sharpening my skills.” Theo continued, “I’m also excited to meet my new teammates and build relationships with them on and off the field.” Welcome to the pack Theo!
About Dallas Jackals —
The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About MLR —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fourth season and represents the highest level of competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 12 teams in 2021, featuring 11 from the United States and one from Canada. The competition follows an 18-week regular schedule for a chance to advance to the playoffs. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, ESPN+, Facebook Live (for international viewers) and on different platforms in each local market. MLR prides itself on its incredible athletes, the passionate community behind them, and its strong values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition.
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