15 Days Until #ISLvsSAR
We are officially only 15 days away from one the most anticipated rugby matches of the summer! The newly formed USA Islanders will travel to Bermuda on August 10th to take on the Saracens at the Bermuda National Sports Centre!
USA Islanders Begin to Take Shape
The USA Islanders are a team of rugby players with Pacific and Atlantic Islands descent who are eligible to try out for the USA National Team.
The USA Islanders will be coached by none other than Vahafolau Esikia, or better known as Vaha to his fans. When Vaha played on the USA Eagles National Team he participated in the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Besides being head coach of the USA Islanders, he is also the President and Director of Operations for the Las Vegas Rugby Academy.
The team consists of players who have a lot of rugby experience behind them; some range from playing in the ProRugby League during the Summer of 2016 as well as others who have played for some of the best club teams in the country. One player to watch is Colton Cariaga, who comes to us from Life University. After playing rugby at Life University during his college days he returned to be head coach of the team. Much like Vaha, some players have played for the USA Eagles, such as Olive Kilifi who started at Prop for the Eagles in their 2014 Match Up against the All Blacks in Chicago at Soldier Field.
#ISLvsSAR To Benefit Beyond Rugby Bermuda
When the Saracens travel to Bermuda to take on the USA Islanders, the match will be used as a charity platform to raise money for the Beyond Rugby Bermuda. Beyond Rugby is an organization started by WWE Superstar John Layfield that helps teach children the importance of staying in school and everyday life lessons through the sport of rugby.
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