HEIGHT: 6′ 0″
WEIGHT: 254 LBS
POSITION: LOOSEHEAD PROP (1)
- Competed with Saracens Storm squad in 2017
- Trained with brother Kapeli Pifeleti as part of the Saracens academy
- Debuted in Major League Rugby with the San Diego Legion in 2018 and re-signed for the 2019 season
Returning to the Legion in 2019, Faka’osi Pifeleti lends his international rugby education to the San Diego Legion front row. The son of late Tongan international Otenili Pifeleti, rugby is in the blood of the 22-year old who is first cousins with England prop-juggernauts Mako and Billy Vunipola. Along with a second Pifeleti brother, these four traded blows out on the training grounds of the Saracens Academy, receiving a rugby education that produced the likes of English internationals Jamie George and Maro Itoje. Faka’osi joined with the Legion during their inaugural season in 2018 delivering superior scrummaging skills and a rugby IQ that head coach Rob Hoadley saw as too good to pass up. At prop, Pifeleti will be active in the forward pack and contribute punishing runs and solid defense to the Legion’s 2019 season.