The Utah Warriors re-signed Nolan Tuamoheloa for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 20-year-old wing is 6’0″ and 195 lbs. Nolan will be 21 in December.
Nolan played 247 minutes in 8 matches and scored 2 tries in 2019. He carried 11 times for 130 minutes, has 2 linebreaks and made 17 tackles.
Nolan is from Iliili, American Samoa and spent time living in Hawaii. He played rugby while in American Samoa and in Hawaii before moving to Utah to pursue ‘better’ opportunities. He attended Northridge High School in Layton, Utah, playing volleyball, football and graduating in 2017. He also played rugby with Koa Toa Rugby Club.
Nolan represented the Utah Youth Rugby All-Stars at the Rosslyn Park 7s in London, playing with the Utah Cannibals Under-18s. He has also played with Utah in Canada, at the Rocky Mountain Challenge in Colorado, and at the 2017 Penn Mutual High School Sevens Championship. At the Rocky Mountain Challenge, he was named to the All-Tournament Varsity team in 2016. He played both 7s and 15s with the Utah Cannibals and were the 2016 Under-18s Champions at the Las Vegas Invitational.
Nolan played in the Warriors preseason scrimmage 25-10 win over Life West at Zions Bank Field House on January 12, 2019. With a 16 match regular season, Nolan will see increased playing time in 2020 as he continues to develop as a player.