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May 25, 2017 | Rugby (M)

Head coach Craig Beemer and Adreano Alacchi.

Top rugby recruit Adreano Alacchi signs with Stingers

Head coach Craig Beemer is pleased to announce Quebec U18 star Adreano Alacchi has committed to the Concordia Stingers men’s rugby team.

Alacchi, a 19-year-old native of Montreal, brings a lot of experience with him to the Stingers. He started his rugby career in 2012 at Loyola High School and has since brought his considerable talents to the Marianopolis College Demons and the Beaconsfield Rugby Club.

The second row player, who checks in at six foot five, 210 pounds, was with the Quebec U18 team in 2015 and 2016. He was part of the Eastern Canadian championship squad in his first season with the provincial program.

“With the addition of Adreano we have the potential to be really strong in lineouts,” said Beemer. “He gets up clearly above everyone and not just because of his height.

“Last year we were thin at the second row position, and now with Adreano and a couple of other players coming in we’re going to be set for a couple of years. We have the potential to become a pretty dominant second row. I’m looking forward to it.”

Alacchi will study Finance in the John Molson School of Business. He’s pleased with his commitment to Concordia, but he took some time to make his decision.

“In the end both my siblings and both my parents went to Concordia,” Alacchi explained. “I went to Loyola High School next door, so I know the university campus and I really like the atmosphere. I’m excited to be here.”