John LeFevre, a product of Young Glory who was called up to the senior side last season, has been signed for a second season with Old Glory. A Washington native, LeFevre attended Old Dominion University before entering OGDC's academy setup.

LeFevre showed a lot of promise in limited minutes last season. He made the matchday roster seven times, although he only end up playing in five of those for a total of 66 minutes. While he isn't quite at the point of contending for a starting spot, he did show some flashes of his potential. He had 9 carries for 83 meters, which is a respectable 9 meters per carry, and his 2 offloads and 1 clean break, while not high numbers, are impressive given how few carries he had. Defensively, he made all 6 of the tackles he attempted.

With the starting scrumhalf all but guaranteed to be Danny Tusitala, LeFevre will once again be playing a supporting role. His main competition will be Danny Thomas, assuming he is re-signed as well. LeFevre seems to have more raw talent upside, but Thomas is a safe pair of hands off the bench, which will make it difficult for LeFevre to break through.

LeFevre is exactly the sort of player that new coach Josh Syms should be able to develop. He is brimming with talent but still needs to take that extra step to be contending for regular minutes on a professional team. Hopefully Syms' depth of experience coaching high school rugby in New Zealand will help him hone LeFevre's talent.


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