Recent Draftee Argentinian Alejandro Torres Signs with the Jackals
The Dallas Jackals are happy to announce Alejandro Torres officially joins the Jackals! The fly half was drafted Round 2 Pick 23 by the Jackals in the recent 2021 Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft.
Originally from Tucuman, Argentina, Torres, 22 years old, has played rugby since the age of 5. He went on and was part of the Argentina U20 side and attend and play at Universitario Rugby Club de Tucuman, which he calls his second home. Here he and his team won the Regional Championship.
In 2019, Alejandro played for the South American select side against Uruguay. Next, he signed with the professional side Olimpia Lions who play in Superliga Americana de Rugby.
Currently, he is attending and playing at Thomas More University earning his MBA. In his free time, Alejandro likes to spend time with his family and friends.
Torres said, “I am really excited to have the opportunity to play in the Jackals and in the MLR, and share the field with awesome and experienced players.” He continued, “This is a great opportunity to learn and grow as a player.”
As a recent draftee, Torres says he hopes to help build a team identity in this first season while “always having fun playing footy.”
Jackals GM Elaine Vassie said, “Alejandro brings a skill set and energy that shines through in his ability to challenge defenses and raise the tempo of the game. Having played since he was 5 years old his passion for not just the on-field game but the off field family and community values that will underpin Dallas Jackals make him a perfect fit for our pack.”
Welcome to the Pack Alejandro!
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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. 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 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 2022, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, and ESPN+, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live 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 MajorLeague.Rugby.
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