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KAPELI PIFELETI

Longolongo, Tonga
DOB: 1/9/1999
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 243 lbs
Position: Hooker (2)

  • In 2018 appeared with the England national under-18 team
  • Debuted with the USA Eagles squad in the 2019 Americas Rugby Championship during a matchup against Brazil
  • Named to roster of USA Selects prior to the 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge

One of two brothers anchoring the front row in 2019 is 19-year old Kapeli Pifeleti. Despite his youth, he has represented two countries on the international stage with selection to an English under-18 squad that saw action in France and also to the USA Select XV squad that competed in the Americas Pacific Challenge. KP’s scrummaching and defensive  talents were further developed in the Saracens Academy while training in England.

This Tongan native possess an impressive rugby legacy with his father donning the red jerseys of Tonga in the eighties where he captained the national side. KP was also selected for the Eagles squad competing in the 2019 ARC. The younger brother of Faka’osi Pifeleti, KP will not be outdone by his older sibling and can be relied upon to deliver some punishing tackles to any runner unwise enough to test his defense.