Will Burke

Will grew up in Alexander, New York, a city West of Buffalo. It was not until his time at University of Buffalo that he began playing rugby. Will played rugby all 4 years at the University at Buffalo where he captained the squad for 2 of the seasons. He earned honorable mention for All-Conference in Rugby East. Will was also selected for the All-Conference Rugby East 1st team. 

After finishing college in 2018, Will continued his rugby career playing for the Buffalo Rugby Club. He joined the club during their playoff run where they finished 7th in the country in Men’s D2 rugby. Will then move to Northern Ireland and play for Lurgan RFC. 

Back in the states, Will returned to training and playing with Buffalo RFC. After playing for Buffalo in the league championship game, Will was invited to MLR’s Rugby United New York training camp. He earned a contract and went on to earn 2 caps in the first two games of the shortened 2020 MLR season. 

Will says he is also excited to work with Coach Clarke. “He seems like the best fit for me as a player and I think with him as a coach I will be a great addition to the squad he has assembled in Dallas.”

Position Prop
Height 6' 1" ft
Weight 255 lbs
Hometown Alexander, New York 🇺🇸