Ealing Trailfinders have announced the signing of back-rower Ben Landry for the 2018/19 season.
The American international heads to Vallis Way for his first spell in English rugby, and has 12 caps for the Eagles after making his debut in 2016.
🗣 “I am very excited to join Ealing Trailfinders next season. It has been a life long dream come true to play at such a prestigious club in one of the best rugby countries in the world.” pic.twitter.com/iRqYB19dVu
— Ealing Trailfinders (@ealingtfrugby) April 20, 2018
Standing at 6ft 6” he can play at both second-row and in the back-row, and will join the club from Glendale Raptors in Major League Rugby after making a name for himself as an enormous ball carrier which has impressed USA Head Coach Gary Gold.
A unique journey to professional rugby for Landry, he had a short spell in American Football trialling for a number of NFL teams before returning to the 15 a side game.
The American will link up with fellow US Eagle Andrew Durutalo in the back-row next season, and he is looking forward to testing himself in England.
“I am very excited to join Ealing Trailfinders next season. It has been a life long dream come true to play at such a prestigious club in one of the best rugby countries in the world. I can’t wait to immerse myself in the team culture and hit the ground running as soon as possible. “