New Orleans Gold – Jojo Tikoisuva
New Orleans Gold Rugby added Metropolis Rugby Club Jojo Tikoisuva, a 21-year-old wing to their team. Tikoisuva was born in Burlingame, California and grew up in Sacramento, where he graduated from Rosemont High School in 2014.
While in high school, his rugby talents were known nationally. In 2013 he played on the Under-17 USA High School All-Americans on their England tour. He also played for the Under-19 USA High School All-Americans for their Argentina tours in 2013 and in 2014.
He was not only a talented rugby 15s player but excelled at 7s as well. In 2014 he played with the HSAA U19 team at the Las Vegas Invitational with the team winning first place. He also was selected to represent the USA at the Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. He culminated that year playing in the prestigious Central Coast 7s Tournament with Stars Rugby 7s in Brisbane, Australia.
Jojo Tikoisuva also played club rugby for the Sacramento Lions from 2013 to 2014. He then went to Minnesota and played for the Metropolis RFC from 2015 to 2017, with a stint with PRO Rugby’s Sacramento Express during the Spring and Summer of 2016.
During this past Summer, he was a member of the Metropolis 7s team that played in the 2017 USA Rugby Men’s Club 7s Nationals.
New Orleans Gold Rugby Club
- Nate Osborne – Head Coach
- Todd Fitzgerald – Assistant Head Coach and Assistant General Manager
- Sebastián Kalm – Backrow
- Moni Tongauiha – Center
- Hubert Buydens – Loosehead prop
- Eric Howard – Hooker
- Ratu Peceli Rinakama – Flyhalf, Scrum-half, Wing, Fullback
- Bobby Johns – Center, Flyhalf, Scrumhalf
- Matt Hughston – Center, Flanker
- Jojo Tikoisuva – Wing
- Tim Falcon – Owner
- JP Eloff – Flyhalf, Center, Fullback
- Ryan Fitzgerald – General Manager
- Holden Youngert – Scrum-half
- Michael Baska – Fullback
- Derrek Van Klein – Loosehead Prop
- Myles McQuone – Lock