San Diego Legion re-signed Keni Nasoqeqe for the 2021 Major League Rugby team. The 27-year-old No. 8 is 6’4″ and 255 lbs.
Keni will be playing his third year with the Legion in 2021. Last season he played in weeks 3 through 5, the latter 2 matches as a starter. In 2019 he started 12 of 13 matches, playing 926 minutes and scoring 2 tries. He carried 68 times for 335 meters, had 1 linebreak, 2 tackles breaks, 2 offloads, and made 144 tackles.
In 2019 he played rugby sevens for Belmont Shore at the USA Club Sevens Nationals and for the SoCal Griffons at the Rugbytown Sevens.
Keni is from Lautoka, Fiji where rugby is a National sport, and attended Lelean Memorial School. He arrived in California prior to the Samurai Sports Pacific Rugby Premiership in 2015 and has played with Belmont Shore since then. During the 2017 season, the PRP took a hiatus and the team played in the California Cup.
In 2017 Keni won Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Olympic Club. He also played for Belmont Shore in the 2018 USA Rugby Club Sevens Nationals.
Keni is a strong and explosive athlete who was an excellent addition to the San Diego Legion in 2019. He played in 13 games before an injury cut his season short. Recently, he has played with the Belmont Shore RFC Sevens team.