NEW ENGLAND FREEJACKS LOAN EX LEINSTER FORWARD TO SEAN MCNULTY TO RUNY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK (May 2nd 2019) – With a number of injuries to key forwards in the pack and a late season push needed to ensure playoff position for RUNY, the blue and orange have taken New England Freejacks forward Sean McNulty on loan for the remainder of the season. The deal helps both teams as McNulty will be able to get some valuable MLR experience prior to New England’s joining next season and RUNY receive a talented utility forward who has had experience with both the Irish U20’s and Pro 14 powerhouse Leinster.
Starting his rugby out in Bahrain at the age of 10 and eventually moving on to Rockwell College in Tipperary, Ireland, McNulty brings in a wealth of international experience at what he calls “the business end of the season.” He states “I’m exited to get some MLR playing time under the belt before next season, especially here and now in the business end. I look to bring them something that’ll help get us across the line and RUNY a ring by the end of the season.”
Able to play in the back row as well as hooker, McNulty is a valuable tool to bring into the camp when versatility is a much needed commodity. We welcome you into the fold Sean and hope you enjoy your time at RUNY.
About Rugby United New York
Rugby United New York is a professional rugby team who joined Major League Rugby as an associate member in 2018, playing a brief, but successful exhibition season. Their first full MLR schedule will take place in 2019. When they officially join the league, RUNY’s vision is to bring the excitement of professional rugby to the New York sports landscape. The use of rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, and discipline will help to educate, inspire and connect with the New York Community. Rugby United New York, the city’s first professional rugby franchise, strives to unite the entire rugby community and enrich it at every level throughout the region. The team was founded by James Kennedy of the Murphy Kennedy Group, who is an active supporter of grassroots rugby.
About Major League Rugby
MLR is a professional rugby league that launched in April of 2018. It’s an initiative of the American rugby community, in partnership with private investors, who believe that American rugby can thrive at the highest levels: as a commercial enterprise; as an influential player on the international scene; and as a participation sport at the youth and senior level. MLR is the pinnacle of the American rugby, and provides a rallying point for local communities, a focal point for American rugby fans, and an aspirational destination for young athletes. For more information, visit usmlr.com.
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