Former Seattle Saracen and USA Select John Hayden Signs On As Seawolves Prop


Seattle, December 5, 2017: The Seawolves and Head Coach Tony Healy are proud to announce the signing of John Hayden. Hayden played for Central Washington University from 2015 to 2017. “We are pleased to know that John will help to form our Seawolves front row team,” said Coach Healy. “We will be depending on his skills at set-piece and his physicality around the field to ensure that we can win the gain-line.”

Hayden’s rugby career began in 2006 at Fallbrook High School in Southern California. His high school career culminated with his selection to the High School All Americans squad in 2010. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest, Hayden has played with the Seattle Saracens, building on his playing experience at CWU. “I am extremely thankful for this opportunity, and I am excited to play at a high level of rugby with the Seattle Seawolves,” said Hayden.

The 6-feet 2-inch, 275 lb prop has capped his rugby career with a selection to the USA Selects Rugby Team, where he played alongside current Seawolves teammate Aladdin Schirmer. As a member of the USA Selects Team, Hayden attended the Americas Pacific Challenge tournament earlier this year. 

We are proud to welcome John Hayden to the Seawolves family.


More About the Seawolves:

The Seawolves are proud to be Seattle's Major League Rugby franchise. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneurs Adrian Balfour and Shane Skinner, the club was formed in 2017 and is a founding member of Major League Rugby. Select MLR games will be televised on the CBS Sports Network, as part of an exclusive, multi-year television partnership between Major League Rugby and the television network. The inaugural season kicks off Spring 2018, with all Seawolves home games being played at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington.

The Seawolves organization strives to develop, cultivate and expand the sport of rugby in the US while empowering discipline, duty, respect and a spirit of inclusion both on and off the pitch. The Seattle Seawolves aim to foster a winning culture by enabling its members to meet their true potential while pursuing excellence within the Major League Rugby competition. Community outreach is a key tenet of the Seawolves philosophy, and our organization strives to continually help to enrich and give back to the greater Seattle and Pacific Northwest areas.


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