Back in May, USA Rugby announced some very exciting news for San Diego Legion and the rugby community at large. Seven of our very own players were selected to play with the USA Men’s Eagles team.

In light of this, Coach Rob Hoadley adjusted the roster and brought in some talented players to fill these gaps. Now, San Diego Legion invites you to welcome some new players as we strive to earn a position in the Major League Rugby Championship Series! Below are some of team’s newest players:

Fakaosi Pifeleti

Hometown: Longolongo, Tonga

Played for: Saracens


Pat O’Toole

Hometown: Louisburgh, Co. Mayo

University: NUI Galway

Played for: Westport RFC, Corinthians RFC, Connacht Rugby


Nick Grass

Hometown: San Francisco, California

University: UC Berkeley

Played for: UC Berkeley and NorCal Pelicans


Alec Barton

Hometown: San Diego, California

University: Saint Mary’s College

Played for: SD Mustangs, SMC Gaels

Loose Forward

Nick Lupian

Hometown: San Diego, California

University: San Diego State University

Played for: San Diego State

Grammar Tech RFC, Old Mission Beach Athletic Club 7s

Centre / Wing

Conor Kearns

Hometown: Limerick, Ireland

University: Trinity College Dublin, Oxford University

Played for Old Crescent, Trinity College Dublin ,Oxford University

Fullback / Flyhalf

Kyle Rogers

Hometown: Granite Bay, California

University: University of Arizona

Played for Granite Bay and University of Arizona


Sam Peri

Hometown: Moraga, CA

University: University of Arizona

Played for: Lamo RFC, San Francisco Golden Gate, HS All Americans, and University of Arizona


Maceo Brown

Hometown: Chandler, AZ

University: Grand Canyon University

Played for: GCU Men’s Rugby

Wing / 13

We invite you to join us and 6,000 (total capacity of Torero Stadium) San Diegans this Sunday, June 17th at 5:00 PM to welcome some of our new squad and cheer on the rest of the team.

Don’t miss this special home match played in honor of military appreciation, brought to you by Dunkin’ Donuts. Stick around after the game and meet & greet the new team members on the pitch!

Also, check out sdlegion.com/club/squad to see the full list of San Diego Legion players.

Haven’t gotten your tickets to this weekend’s match?

Purchase single tickets or take advantage of our Four Pack deal which includes: 4 GA tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 chips and 4 sodas for $99.

Score a limited edition SD Legion camo hat + GA ticket for $35.

We Are Legion!