Joyce, originally from Solihull, started playing rugby as a kid for Solihull School and Old Silihllians RFC. He progressed through the Irish Exiles system to earn Ireland U18 representation, including the chance to start at outside center against England in 2014. Shortly after, he moved over to Belfast when he was 18. With the move came a new team, joining the Ulster Academy for the 2016/2017 season and was a regular feature for Ulster A. After continued development, he landed a three-year contract with Connacht Rugby 2017-2019. Joyce captained Connacht A and had a number of senior caps. While still in the academy, the center debuted for Connacht’s senior side in the team’s European Challenge Cup win over French side Perpignan in December 2018 as well as versus Brive.
Joyce can pivot between strong ball carrier and key decision maker in the backline, acting as a dual threat in the midfield. He brings even more professional experience to an exciting Seattle backline.
|Hometown||Solihull, United Kingdom|