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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Seawolves Sign Canadian George Barton

Press Release

The Seattle Seawolves and Head Coach Tony Healy are proud to announce the signing of former Canadian U20 Captain George Barton. “George has the hallmarks of a rugby player possessing the potential to become world-class. Even though he is young, he has already benefitted from playing alongside internationally recognized players in Canada and France,” Healy said. “The level of the players around him, as well as the quality of competition in this exciting MLR season, will challenge him to take his game to the next level. We are looking forward to seeing George’s impact on the Seawolves’ success.”

The Duncan, B.C. native comes to Seattle after spending two years playing in France’s Top 14 with ASM Clermont-Ferrand rugby club. “I'm very excited to be joining the Seawolves and for the growth it will bring to Rugby in North America,” said Barton.

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Barton has distinguished himself as one of Canada’s top prospects as a two-year member of their U20 national team. At just 20 years of age, Barton stands at 6’0”, 230 lbs. and has highlighted his career as a versatile player, exhibiting exceptional speed combined with physical play.

Barton solidified his status as one of the best up and coming players in North America by scoring his first international try in a match against Chile this past February. He earned his second cap and second international try with the Canadian Senior team later that month against the United States. Barton’s father and older brother also played for Canada.

We are proud to welcome George Barton to the Seawolves family.

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