The Colorado Raptors signed Jacob ‘Jay’ Finau for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old hooker is 6’0″ and 250lbs.
Jay was born in the U.S. and is of Tongan heritage. He attended the Santa Barbara Rugby Academy in 2012 and since 2014 has been a standout player for Life West, helping them gain National Club D3 and D2 Championships and advancing to many Division 1 Club Nationals. The team also won the Pacific Rugby Premiership in 2019.
Jay played professionally for the San Francisco Rush in 2016 and for the USA Selects competition in Uruguay in 2017. He was also a home-based reserve for the Americas Pacific Challenge in 2017.