Riekert Hattingh Signs With Seattle As Seawolves 8-Man


Seattle, November 14, 2017: The Seawolves and Head Coach Tony Healy are proud to announce the signing of former Bulls Rugby player Riekert Hattingh. Hattingh will play the 8-man position with the Seawolves. "I look forward to playing my rugby in Seattle and joining the Seawolves for the inaugural season of the MLR," said Hattingh. "I've only heard good stuff about Seattle and the rugby community."

Standing at 6-feet 5-inches and 235 lbs, the 23-year old has the potential to develop into one of the most dominant players on the pitch. "Riekert is a welcome addition to our Seawolves team. He possesses a strong all-around game. While he is extremely skillful in the lineout and in open play, Riekert has the power to be capable of producing the hard yards when necessary and allowing his teammates to play off of him," said Healy.

Hattingh worked his way up through the ranks with Blue Bulls Rugby, located in Pretoria, South Africa. His career with the Blue Bulls began at the developmental U16 level, followed by participation on the U19 and U21 teams. His playing experience with the Blue Bulls culminated with participation in the 2016 Currie Cup on the Blue Bulls team.    

We are proud to welcome Riekert Hattingh 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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