Dallas Jackals Lui Sitama 2023 Profile

The Dallas Jackals re-signed Lui Sitama for the 2023 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old center/wing (27 in June) is 5’9″ and 210 lbs.

Lui played 236 minutes in 3 starts and scored one try for the Dallas Jackals in 2022 after obtaining him in a trade with Rugby ATL. He played 318 minutes for the Ratlers in 6 matches, starting 3 and scoring 2 tries.

Lui played 22 minutes in one match for the Austin Gilgronis in 2021 and was the 4th player selected in the 2020 Major League Rugby Collegiate Draft. During the 2021 season, he was traded to Rugby ATL where he did not see any regular-season action.

Lui played with Pathway 404 in the Fall of 2021, Rugby ATL’s Academy team, and re-joined the MLR squad after the third week of the 2022 season.

Lui was born in Moamoa, Upolu, Samoa, but regards Lacey, Washington as his hometown. He attended River Ridge High School, graduating in 2015, and was on the track and field team, in the shot put discus, and Javelin. He played rugby for the Budd Bay Barbarians and his performance gained him an invitation to the USA Rugby U20 Camp in 2015 and 2016.

Lui attended American International College from 2015 to 2020 graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Digital Arts with a minor in Communications. He was involved in rugby 15s and 7s and helped the team rank 2nd nationally in rugby sevens in 2019. He also was named the top back at the Nationals that year.

Lui also played club 7s as part of the Washington Athletic Club team and helped the team win the 2019 National Championship.

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