Old Glory DC Comments
During the 2020 MLR season, Tusitala played 390 minutes at scrumhalf for Old Glory in five matches and ended the shortened season with two tries, 302 passes, 23 ball carries over 127 meters, 14 kicks over 389 meters, and 31 tackles. The spirited Auckland native quickly became a D.C. crowd favorite largely because of his fiery personality on the pitch and his reputation for sporting an equally wild bleached hair-do. Tusitala joined the team leadership group, adding a high tier of professionalism, experience, and knowledge that proved invaluable during the 2020 season. He served as an attack leader, helping Coach Douglas and other leaders devise game plans each week of the MLR season.
“Danny had a great debut MLR season and proved to be one of the elite halfbacks in the competition,” said Head Coach Andrew Douglas. “He is an important member of the squad. He brings speed, leadership, and energy to our group and understands the game very well. When Danny is on the field, things happen and his ability to read the game and predict play is high class. He is a leader in our group and gives the team a point of difference and confidence. It’s great to have him back in DC and I’m looking forward to working with him again.”
Since March, Tusitala has been residing in Auckland with his wife and three kids. Tusitala launches a new chapter in this MLR career in 2021.