The Utah Warriors signed Penivea Pahula for a second Major League Rugby season. The 33-year-old prop is 6’1″ and 238 lbs.
Peni is from Auckland, New Zealand and moved to Sacramento, California when he was in High School. He attended Grant High School and graduated in 2003. He attended Utah Valley University from 2011-2014.
While at Utah Valley University, the team advanced to the 2012 USA Rugby Collegiate Division II Semifinals, losing to Lindenwood University.
Peni also played with Rugby Utah in the 2016 USA Rugby Club 7s Nationals. He has played club rugby with Humless and continues to play with the club during the Utah Warriors off-season.