California Grizzlies Release
MENS XV SERIES SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT
California Grizzlies have selected the following players and coaches for the upcoming XVSERIES™ season.
Men’s Squad Selection Summary
40-player squad announced, made up from players affiliated to thirteen different programs including Life West Rugby (8), Santa Rosa (7), Olde Gaels (5), San Francisco Golden Gate (3), San Jose Seahawks (3), Silicon Valley RFC (3), East Palo Alto Razorbacks (2), Sacramento Rugby (2), East Bay Blues (2), St Mary’s College (1), Santa Clara University (1), Sacramento State University (1), Vacaville (1) and Berkeley (1)
Inaugural member of the new XVSERIES™ with games against Seattle Rugby on 9/18/21 (away) and 10/9/21 (home). Games to be confirmed against Oregon Elks, Colorado XO and LA Giltinis Academy (home & away)
Average age of squad is 22.09 years
Selection of up and coming younger players: Rand Santos (17yrs, Flyhalf, Life West), Alani Langi (18yrs, Center, EPA Razorbacks), Pita Vi (19yrs, Wing, Sacramento), Ben Tuipulotu (20yrs, Flyhalf, EPA Razorbacks), Viliami Hopoi (20yrs, Halfback, Sac State), Jasper Reynolds (20yrs, Lock, Berkeley), Jerome Nale (21yrs, Fullback, Santa Rosa)
Coaching Staff includes newly appointed UCSB Head Coach Neil Foote, former Samoan International and current Cal Berkeley Coach, Elvis Seveali’i, Naibuka (Brooks) Tawake from Life West and former US Eagle and St Mary’s College playmaker, Volney Rouse.
Paul Keeler and Adriaan Ferris will assist the Coaching Staff as they prepare to play the XVSERIES games this fall.