San Diego Legion re-signed Marcus Tupuola for the 2022 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old center/wing/flyhalf is 5’10” and 195lbs.
Marcus did not play during 2021 and 2020, but played 124 minutes in 3 matches, starting 2 during the 2019 regular season. He’s played on the HSBC World Sevens Series and is in the USA Sevens residency program. He has played in 12 HSBC Sevens Series tournaments, most recently in the Spain Sevens. He also played in the Madrid 7s, AF international 7s, Rugby X for Team USA, the 2019 Rugbytown 7s with the Ramblin Jesters, the USA Club 7s nationals with Belmont Shore Blue, and the 2019 Octoberfest 7s for the U.S.
Marcus is from Carson, California, and attended Carson High School, graduating in 2013. He played youth rugby since age 13 with the South Bay Spartans and later with Belmont Shore.
Following his high school graduation, he attended Notre Dame College and earned a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Mathematics. He excelled in rugby and was selected as a Collegiate All-American in both rugby 15s and 7s.
Marcus also found himself on the National team radar in sevens and went on tours with the USA Falcons to Chester in 2018 and South America in 2019.
The USA Sevens Residency supports players with training, nutrition, and includes modest financial remuneration. The San Diego Legion has been a supporter of USA National Team athletes and hopes that when opportunities arise that sevens teammates signed with the Legion can play professionally when available.