Old Glory has announced another re-signing, this time of two-year co-captain Thretton Palamo. The 35-year-old joined the team in 2020, bringing a wealth of experience. He competed in the 2007 World Cup for the USA Eagles and spent several years in the English Premiership, the highest tier of English rugby.
Palamo had a good 2021 campaign that was unfortunately hampered by injury towards the end. As one of the two co-captains for Old Glory's first two MLR seasons, Palamo has brought a good deal of leadership to the backline. That part of his role will only expand as the center position loses a great deal of experience with Ciaran Hearn's retirement. With two fresh draft picks in Koi-Larby and Roberts, Palamo will likely play the role of the wise old teacher.
The centers were one of the most experienced position groups last year, with three capped internationals, an average of 24 international-level caps, and an average age over 30. That meant a lot of great play, but also a lot of injuries. This time, things will be reversed, with the infusion of youth into the position. Palamo will be a key part of stabilizing things and keeping the group on track.
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