July 26, 2021

Ex-Patriot Patrick Chung now component proprietor of Quincy-based professional rugby team

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Jay N. Miller

Patrick Chung was just one of the hardest-hitting, surest-tackling customers of the New England Patriots during a 12-yr NFL career, which integrated two stints in Foxboro and just one 12 months (2013) with the Philadelphia Eagles. So it in all probability will come as no shock that he’s become a diehard fan of Key League Rugby, and the New England Absolutely free Jacks.

Chung is, in truth, one particular of the team house owners, alongside with former teammate Nate Ebner, the Australian rugby star who transitioned into a crucial exclusive groups player in the NFL, and also discovered time to play rugby in the Olympics. We caught up with Chung, now 33, previously this 7 days as he was element of the preparing for the Absolutely free Jacks’ year finale Sunday evening at Quincy’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Co-Owner and CEO Alex Magleby and co-owner Patrick Chung, formerly of the New England Patriots, pose for a photo on the pitch at Union Point Stadium during halftime of the inaugural game of the New England Free Jacks on April 3, 2021.

Soon after being primarily based in Weymouth at Union Position for their first two seasons, the Totally free Jacks introduced a handful of weeks back that they had signed a longterm agreement to play in Quincy in future seasons. The No cost Jacks (9-6) will debut in their new home for their closing regular-season activity this weekend, web hosting the impressive Rugby ATL club from Atlanta. Rugby ATL (11-4) previously have booked a spot in the Japanese Meeting Finals.

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