Hounds Agree to Terms with Lock Luke White
CHICAGO, I.L.- On Thursday, the Hounds announced that they agreed to terms with lock Luke White, who had been selected by Chicago in the Major League Rugby dispersal draft held earlier this year.
White (6-4, 255 pounds) initially entered MLR in 2018 with the Colorado Raptors, primarily featured in the front row as a loosehead prop before converting to the second row in 2019. The Sydney, Australia native spent the last two seasons in Los Angeles with the Giltinis.
White made 14 appearances for Los Angeles in 2022, playing a total of 868 minutes and finishing the season with 106 carries for 563 meters gained (5.3 MPC) with 108 tackles on his 122 attempts.
The forward made seven appearances for the Giltinis in 2021, their title-winning campaign. On the year, White made 52 of his 55 tackle attempts and gained 180 meters on his 30 ball carries. He was on the field for just under 360 minutes. White was the captain of the Colorado Raptors in the shortened 2020 season and made five appearances for the former MLR franchise that year.
White enjoyed his most successful season to date back in 2019, when he appeared in 16 matches for Colorado and ran for 1,159 meters on his 180 carries (6.4 MPC). He scored three tries on the year and was credited with 159 completed tackles from his 176 tackle attempts. He finished 2019 with six line breaks and four broken tackles.
The Chicago Hounds kick off their inaugural season in Major League Rugby on February 18th at 1:00 PM CST when they take on Old Glory DC at Segra Field in Leesburg, Virginia. Broadcast information will be available shortly. Fans can watch the Hounds play live at SeatGeek Stadium for the home opener against the Utah Warriors on Sunday, March 5th. Season ticket packages start at only $240. Buy your tickets today here.
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The Chicago Hounds are a professional rugby team competing in Major League Rugby (MLR), North America’s professional rugby competition. The Hounds were named as an expansion franchise in 2022 and are set to play their Inaugural Season in 2023 at SeatGeek Stadium.
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