San Diego Legion Signs Kainoa Lloyd

San Diego Legion signed Canada wing Kainoa Lloyd for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 27-year-old center (28 in May) is 5’11”, and weighs 205 pounds.

Kainoa played 396 minutes in 9 matches, starting 3 and scoring 3 tries for the Tprintout Arrows in 2019. He then played for the Pacific Pride, Canada’s Development team, and has 18 caps for Canada, starting 15 and scoring 8 tries.

Lloyd is from Mississauga, Ontario and played for the Mississauga Blues. He attended Streetsville High School and Queens University. He was an OUA All-Star in 2014 and again in 2017.

He played Provincial rugby for the Ontario Blues in several Canadian Rugby Championships.

He has played for Canada A in the Americas Pacific Challenge in both 2017 and in 2018. He also played for Canada Selects against the Ontario Arrows in May 2018.

Kainoa made his Senior Men’s National Team debut for Canada against Uruguay at Punte del Este on February 2017 and his last test was against the U.S. on June 23, 2018, at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Kainoa played for the national team again against Coventry after resting the first match against Oxford University in England. The team played World Rugby Repechage matches against Kenya, Germany, and Hong Kong and secured the final spot at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Following the November Repechage/tests, he returned to Toronto and prepare for the 2019 Major League Rugby season with the Toronto Arrows.

Lloyd also played for the Arrows during the 2018MLR exhibition season.

The last of his 18 caps for Canada was against Portugal in Lisbon on November 6, 2021

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