Originally from Sydney, Australia, Jake Turnbull was signed to the Houston SaberCats in 2018 where he played for two seasons and served as a youth development coach in their player pathway program. In 2021 he signed with Old Glory DC, and in 2022 with the Austin Gilgronis where he was featured in the documentary “Inside The Scrum.” In the 2022 Season, Turnbull became the eighteenth player in Major League Rugby to take the pitch for 50 matches.
Before joining MLR, Turnbull played with the Glendale Merlins at Infinity Park and led the team to a win in the 2015 Pacific Rugby Premiership Championship. At the national level, he played with the USA Selects, the secondary national rugby team for the United States, and boasts two caps.
Turnbull was selected by the Seawolves in the 2022 MLR Dispersal Draft.
“I’m thrilled that a player of Jake’s quality and ambition has chosen to join our club. He arrives with notable frontline MLR experience and adds significant competition to our front row. We’re delighted to welcome Jake and his partner, Tegan to the Seawolves family for the 2023 season and beyond,” said Coach Clarke.
“I’m very excited to play for an extremely successful foundation club like the Seawolves with passionate fans in a beautiful city,” said Turnbull.