Seattle Seawolves and William Rasileka
The Seattle Seawolves have re-signed William Rasileka for the 2019 Major League Rugby season. The 33-year-old outside center is 6’2″ and weighs 240 pounds.
The Seawolves enter the 2019 season as the defending Champions and William proved himself to be a formidable player, earning first-team All-MLR 2018 honors at outside center.
William was born and raised in Suva, Fiji. He played representative rugby for the Suva Under-20s and his performance secured a position on the Fiji Under-21s. He also played for and captained both the Fiji XVs and 7s team.
In 2009 he debuted for the Fiji 7s in Wellington, New Zealand and played in the IRB Rugby World Cup Sevens that same year.
He also was a player and captain of the Fiji Barbarians when they participated in the 2009 Punte del Este Sevens. In 2010 he played in the Suva 7s, where his team, the Veiyasawa Malaysian Fijians advanced to the semi-finals.
William also played rugby 15 in the Malaysia Rugby Union Super League for the NS Wanderers Rugby Club.
In 2011, William moved to Seattle, Washington and has resided there since then. He played with Old Puget Sound Beach, which later became the Seattle Saracens in 2014. The team played in the British Columbia Rugby League in 15s and competed in the USA Club Sevens Championship.
William helped lead the team to three consecutive USA Rugby Club Sevens National Championships in 2013 through 2015. He also was part of three championships for the Serevi Selects in the Las Vegas Invitational.
William has also been helping to grow the sport through his coaching and leadership with Atavus Rugby in the U.S. and in working with both youth and the National team in Bermuda.
William’s leadership and experience aided the Seawolves in earning the 2018 Major League Rugby Championship. It will also be invaluable as the team seeks to defend its title in 2019.