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Travis Larsen

Larsen, 31, returns home to Canada after spending the 2022 season and the latter portion of the 2021 campaign with the Seawolves. Prior to his time with Seattle, the loose forward enjoyed stints with the San Diego Legion (2021), Old Glory DC (2020), and Austin Elite Rugby (2019).

The six-foot-three, 240-pound forward has featured in 46 matches over his four years in Major League Rugby, showing strong defensive prowess with 359 tackles (94% completion) and 11 breakdown steals. On the attack, Larsen has produced 1,547 carry metres on 289 carries, 17 defenders beaten, 16 offloads, four linebreaks, and three tries.

Born on Vancouver Island and raised in Paihia, New Zealand, the duel-nationality player earned New Zealand Universities honours in 2012 while playing for Massey University. He began his professional career in Italy, playing for top division side Lyons Piacenza in 2014 before spending a season with Petrarca Padova the following year.

Larsen returned to Canada in 2016, training as a centralized player for Rugby Canada and earning the 2017 MacTier Cup with the British Columbia Bears. Prior to joining MLR, he featured for the Arrows throughout the club’s 2018 exhibition season.

The older brother of New England Free Jacks captain Josh Larsen, Travis represented Canada at the senior ‘A’ level between 2016 and 2018, most recently suiting up at the 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge.

Updated: Sept. 16, 2022

Position No. 8 / Flanker
Height 6'3"
Weight 240lbs
Hometown Parksville, British Columbia
Grassroots Club Marist North Harbour
University Club Massey University