Dylan Fawsitt

Over the course of Fawsitt’s career, he’s earned 80 MLR caps, starting 71 of those contests, and registered 5,384 minutes on the field. He scored 210 points on 42 tries and gained 2,463 meters on 486 carries (5.1 meters-per-carry). Fawsitt is credited with 13 clean line breaks and 46 defenders beaten. He’s completed 752 of his 846 tackle attempts with 38 of those deemed as dominant.

Additionally, Fawsitt has eight postseason appearances and four All-Pro selections. He is the leading try-scorer in Major League Rugby history. The Irish-born, USA-capped player made the move to Chicago after spending the previous five seasons with New York.

Fawsitt began his MLR career with the Glendale Raptors in the 2018 Inaugural Season, signing on loan from Rugby United New York, who were due to enter the competition the following year. The hooker helped the Raptors to a 7-1 regular season finish with their lone loss of the season coming in Week 10 to the San Diego Legion. After beating the Utah Warriors in the MLR Championship Series Semi-Finals, Fawsitt and the Raptors fell to the Seattle Seawolves in the Final, 19-23. He appeared in eight matches, six starts, during the 2018 campaign and carried the ball 45 times for 224 meters gained (4.97 MPC). Fawsitt scored one try and made 74 tackles on the year.

After a year with the Raptors, he returned to New York for the 2019 MLR season. Fawsitt started all 15 of his appearances during his first year in New York and helped lead the team to a playoff berth with an 11-5 record. He carried the ball 151 times for 737 meters gained and recorded 181 tackles on defense. The hooker earned his first All-Pro nod after finishing the season with 13 tries, tied for league best, and finishing ninth in total points scored (65). He started all five matches for New York during the covid-shortened 2020 season and added another two tries to his career tally.

Fawsitt’s try scoring capability continued in 2021, finishing the year tied for third-most in the league after dotting down nine times in his 16 appearances. The hooker added 418 meters gained on 82 carries and completed 120 tackles on defense. Fawsitt and New York once again made the playoffs, finishing the year with a 10-6 record, before falling short in the semi-finals to Rugby Atlanta, losing 9-10. He earned Second-Team All-Pro honors.

After narrowly falling short in the playoffs during the 2018, 2019, and 2021 seasons, Fawsitt finally found postseason glory in the 2022 season. He helped lead New York to an 11-5 regular season record, qualifying for the playoffs as the three seed in the Eastern Conference. Fawsitt and New York got revenge on Rugby Atlanta in the Eliminator Round, winning 26-19, before taking down the New England Free Jacks in the Eastern Conference Championship, 24-16. The hooker helped New York win the shield the following week, beating the Seawolves, 30-15. He appeared in 19 games, starting 13, and scored 35 points on seven tries. Defensively, he completed 165 tackles on his 184 tackle attempts. The hooker carried the ball 76 times for 441 meters gained. Fawsitt earned another First-Team All-Pro selection at the conclusion of the year for the second time in his storied-career.

During Fawsitt’s last season in New York, he started all 17 of his appearances. He scored nine more tries and gained 527 meters on 105 carries. On defense, the hooker completed 158 of his tackle attempts. Once again, Fawsitt earned a playoff berth, ultimately losing to Old Glory DC in the Eliminator Round, 37-33. He capped off the year with his third First-Team All-Pro selection.

Position Hooker
Height 6'0"
Weight 235 lbs.
Hometown Wexford, Ireland