Old Glory DC signed Rohan Saifoloi for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 30-year-old flyhalf is 5’9″ and 190lbs.
Rohan is from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He played for the Australia Under-20s at the Junior World Championship in 2011, played 76 matches for Southern Districts in the NSW Shute Shield between 2012 and 2018, and in 2020-21 in the Shute Shield with Eastern Suburbs.
Rohan played in the 2014 ITM Cup with the Tasman Makos, and in the National Rugby Championships with Greater Sydney rams in 2015-2016, Sydney Rays in 2017-2018, and with Queensland County in 2019-2020. he also has been capped with Manu Samoa on the Europe tour in 2017.
Rohan The flyhalf joins Old Glory with experience on the Australian U20 National Team, the Manu Samoa international squad, and the Mitre 10 Cup’s Tasman Mako. Additionally, the Australian has 75 starts for the NSW Shute Shield side, Southern District, and has represented Queensland Country in Australia’s National Rugby Championship.
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“Rohan is a player I’ve been watching for a long time. He played against the teams I was coaching in the New Zealand Schools,” said Head Coach Douglas. “It’s exciting to reconnect with him in DC. Having played in the Australian Shute Shield and with his experience in gain-line knowledge, he will bring great value to the Old Glory environment. Rohan is a strong player, he’s mature, and he’ll bring great confidence to the whole squad.”
“The MLR is a competition I’ve always followed with interest,” said Saifoloi. “To now get an opportunity to join Old Glory is very exciting. To continue my career in another country and be a part of a new franchise is a challenge I look forward to in the upcoming months. Can’t wait to arrive in Washington and get to work!”