Old Glory DC re-signed Michelangelo ‘Mikey’ Sosene-Feagai for the 2021 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old hooker (28 in April) is 6’0” and 235 lbs.
During the 2020 MLR season, Mikey played 147 minutes, starting in the final two matches of the COVID-19 shortened season, and carrying 13 times for 81 meters while making 25 tackles.
Mikey is from Apia, Samoa, and lives in Auckland, New Zealand. He attended Sacred Heart College in 2011 and later at Waikato University where he played rugby. He was with the Hawke’s Bay Saracens (Development) squad in 2014 and 2015 played with the Magpies against Canterbury in 2015. In 2016 be played with the San Diego Breakers in PRO Rugby. He also has played one match for Belmont Shore in the U.S. and played for Ardmore Marist and Auckland Marist in New Zealand.
In 2018, Sosene-Feagai joined the Auckland Mitre 10 Cup squad. The team went 9-1 during the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership and defeated Canterbury in the finals. He also played with the team in 2019 and 2020.
Mikey has represented the USA National Team (Eagle 471) five times at hooker, three times as a starter, and is qualified to play for the USA based on birth. He made his debut for the Eagles against Canada on February 13, 2016, in the Americas Rugby Championship and last represented the United States against Japan at the Pacific Nations Cup on August 10, 2019, in Suva, Fiji.
Doug Coil Feb. 2020 Interview with Mikey Sosene-Fengai
Old Glory DC Comments
Old Glory DC is excited to welcome back Michelangelo “Mikey” Sosene-Feagai to the 2021 squad.
Along with a small group of other forwards, Mikey helped Coach Douglas devise plans for plays off of the lineout each week of the 2020 MLR season.
Since March, Sosene-Feagai has been residing in New Zealand with his wife and young daughter and joined the Auckland Rugby in their Mitre 10 Cup campaign, alongside Old Glory DC scrumhalf Danny Tusitala.
“I’m excited to come back to Old Glory DC to finish off what we started last year as a new franchise in the MLR competition,” said Sosene-Feagai. “I’m especially looking forward to seeing our amazing supporters again.”