Ben Landry

Ben Landry

Ben Landry


Position

Loose Forward

Height

6'6

Weight

260lbs

Age

30

Hometown

Pewaukee, Wisconsin


Landry started playing rugby in middle school and grew up with the sport thanks to family ties to the game. He played rugby, basketball, and football while at Pewaukee High School and suited up alongside fellow Pewaukee Pirate, JJ Watt. Landry eventually chose to focus on rugby and played for University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. During his college years, he earned multiple Collegiate All-Americans honors that presented the first of many international competition opportunities for the young forward. After college, Landry made appearances for the Milwaukee Barbarians for a season before moving to Seattle to play for Seattle Rugby Club, formerly known as the Seattle Saracens, in the British Columbia Rugby Men’s Premiership. Getting minutes against Canadian competition with Seattle helped Landry prepare for his next step, which was finally earning a USA senior cap. He debuted for the USA Eagles in a 35-35 tie with Argentina in February of 2016. While living in Seattle, Landry paused his rugby career momentarily and participated in a Seattle Seahawks rookie camp in May of 2016 as well as several other NFL teams’ try outs. Although the NFL opportunity didn’t play out, professional rugby came knocking shortly after as he signed a contract with the Glendale Raptors in 2018 for MLR’s inaugural season. After the MLR season, Landry took his skills abroad signing with the Ealing Trailfinders of the RFU Championship. Landry was in England from 2018-2019 and participated in USA assemblies and test matches heading into the 2019 Rugby World Cup. He was selected to the Eagles’ World Cup squad where he played in three of the four group stage matches of the tournament. Landry returned to Major League Rugby when he signed with New England in March of 2020 and made one appearance for the Free Jacks before the season was cancelled.Landry’s mobility in open play, set piece skillet, and physical presence in contact will help round out the Seawolves forward pack for 2021.