Last season, the San Diego Legion added Faka’osi Pifeleti in May 2018 for the remainder of the Major League season. His first match was against Austin Elite Rugby. His performance during the season led to his return in 2019.
Faka’osi was born in California and is of Tongan heritage. His family moved to England where he attended Oaklands College Hertfordshire. Prior to signing a contract with the Legion, the 22-year-old, 6’0″, 265 loosehead prop, was playing with the Saracens Storm with his younger brother Kapeli.
This season Faka’osi will play with his brother again, as Kapeli, a hooker, has also signed with the team. Look for a strong season from the Pifeleti brothers.