Niall Saunders announced as the 2024 Team Captain of RFCLA

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Rugby Football Club Los Angeles (RFCLA) announces England-native Niall Saunders as the 2024 Team Captain.

Saunders will lead RFCLA players, along with Head Coach Steve Brett, in its inaugural season as Major League Rugby’s newest Southern California team.

“It’s truly an honor to play alongside this great group of guys,” says newly appointed Team Captain, Niall Saunders. “I’m energized to serve as their Team Captain and we’re all pumped to be here and represent the incredible city of Los Angeles in the MLR.”

Niall Saunders, the 5’ 9” scrum half was born in Chertsey, England and has been playing rugby since he was five years old. Starting out with the Harlequins Rugby Football Club, the scrum half player has also played for the Tel Aviv Heat, Utah Warriors and most recently, Rugby ATL before the team relocated to the West Coast.

“Saunders’s leadership abilities are undeniable and we’re confident he’ll help lead this team on and off the pitch,” says RFCLA Head Coach, Steve Brett. “We have a solid squad this year and I’m looking forward to working with Saunders and all the others to give it our all and put on a great game of rugby all season long.”

Saunders is one of 32 players officially on the 2024 RFCLA roster. The team’s inaugural home opener at AEG’s Dignity Health Sports Park will take place on March 3, 2024 at 7:30 pm, following the HSBC SVNS LAX 2024 tournament.

Learn more about Rugby Football Club Los Angeles, the full team roster and the 2024 ticket packages at and their social media handles @RugbyFCLA.

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