The Seattle Seawolves signed Alfred ‘Freddy’ Tafuna to their 2021 extended squad. The 28-year-old prop (29 in June) is 5’11” and 270 lbs.
Freddy was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in San Leandro. He played touch rugby with his family and his first organized rugby club experience was with the Hayward Bay Barbarians when he was 17. He attended San Lorenzo High School and played football for the Grizzlies. His senior year he was selected to the first Polynesian Bowl on the offensive line.
After high school, he joined the Fort Drum Barracks Rangers in New York during his military service with the U.S Army. Later, he was relocated to Tacoma, Washington with the Army in Lakewood. While there, he joined the Tacoma Nomads and played with Seattle Rugby Club since 2018 in the British Columbia Premiership league.
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Freddy said “I’m looking forward to learning from the experienced players on the team, increasing my rugby IQ, and growing rugby here in the states. I’m just really excited to be in an organization with the best fans in the MLR, playing footy with some great lads and having fun playing the game I love.”