The Houston SaberCats re-signed Siaosi ‘CC’ Mahoni for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 25-year-old lock (26 in January) is 6″8″ and 285 lbs.
Siaosi played 559 minutes in 11 matches, starting 10, and scored one try for the SaberCats in 2022. He then toured with the USA Falcons to South Africa for the Toyota Challenge against the Toyota Cheetahs and Pumas. Based on his performance, he was selected to the USA National Team for the 2023 Rugby World Cup Final Qualifier Tournament in Dubai against Keny, Hong Kong, and Portugal.
Siaosi played 471 minutes in 10 matches, starting 8, and scoring one try for San Diego Legion in 2021. He then played for the American Raptors and the USA National Team against New Zealand.
Siaosi played 189 minutes, in all five matches for the Legion in 2020, starting three of them. During the 2019 season, he played 213 minutes in 9 matches, carried 24 times for 117 meters, had 2 tackle breaks, 2 offloads, and made 43 tackles. In 2018 he played 165 minutes in 4 matches, starting 3 of them.
Siaosi Mahoni is from East Palo Alto, California, and is of Tongan descent. He went to Woodside High School where he played basketball and football, graduating in 2015. He then went to Sacred Heart College.
Siaosi toured with the USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans in Argentina in 2013 and Portugal in 2014 and was a four-time HS All-American. He was also on the Men’s Junior All-Americans that played in the 2014 World Rugby Junior Trophy competition.
He played professionally for the San Diego Breakers in 2016. He played club rugby with the EPA Razorbacks and 2017 with Life West in the 2017 California Cup. He helped the Gladiators win Northern California, Pacific Northwest, and Western Conference Championship titles. Then it was off to France to join Narbonne in the France ProD2 League.
Siaosi played with the USA Rugby Selects in the Americas Pacific Challenge in 2016 and for the Eagles in the Americas Rugby Championship in 2017. He debuted against Canada on February 18 in Vancouver and played against Chile in Santiago the following week. Since then, he has been capped 7 times, starting once. His last test was in November 2022 against Hong Kong.