Houston SaberCats Re-Signs Line Latu

The Houston SaberCats re-signed Jerad Line Latu for the 2024 Major League Rugby season. The 26-year-old fullback (27 in May) is 5’10” and 230 lbs.

Line joined the SaberCats ahead of the 2023 Western Conference Playoff Eliminator as a starter against the Seattle Seawolves. He became the second player to play in Major League Rugby, as well as in Super Rugby Americas, in the same year. Chris Schade was the first, who played for the  American Raptors and NOLA Gold.

Line was the SRA First Team fullback, representing the  American Raptors in 2023. He also was selected to the USA Rugby Eagles 2023 greater squad, as well as for the Eagles traveling squad for the November 2023 Vila International Rugby Cup in Spain.

Line is from San Mateo, California, and attended San Mateo High School, where he played football as a quarterback, running back, safety, and punter. in 2015 he was the Utility Player of the Year, as well as, the MVP.

He continued his education at the College of San Mateo, earning an Associate’s Degree and captaining the football team in 2018. He then transferred to Eastern Michigan University and was a wide receiver for two years, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management.

In 2020 he joined the Colorado XO, and in 2021 after going to an LA Giltinis tryout, was involved in a car accident that curtailed his playing rugby for 10 months. When healthy again, he returned to the American Raptors and also played with the USA Falcons in October 2022 against Uruguay XV and Argentina XV in Montevideo, Uruguay.

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