Team Spotlight: USA Islanders

On August 10, the newly formed USA Islanders team will face the mighty Saracens in a historic charity match in Bermuda. With months of preparation, the USA Islanders are ready to take on the challenge.

Excited for the game? Here's an inside look at the USA Islanders player lineup.

The USA Islanders Player Lineup

  1. Vahafolau Esikia, Head Coach
  2. Andrew Tui Osbourne, Assistant Coach
  3. Benny Mateialona, Staff
  4. Alatini Saulala, Staff
  5. Paula Fukofuka, Staff
  6. Gerson Blaise, Wing
  7. Jeremiah Colton Cariaga, Fly half
  8. Paul Eteaki, Center
  9. Veuki Saputa Taumoefolau, Flanker/No. 8
  10. Pagopago Haini, Flanker
  11. Sione Tone Tuihalamaka, Forward
  12. Ekapatelisio Saipeni Veamatahau, Flanker/No. 8
  13. Joeli Baleiwai Tikoisuva, Wing
  14. Alexander Tai Taefu, Scrumhalf
  15. Martini Talapusi
  16. Saia Tautahi Uhila, Center
  17. Lote Tuipulotu, Hooker/Prop
  18. (Tana) Misitana Fuofuapau Afeaki, Fullback
  19. Lolenisi Paeasiokivaha Veimau, Hooker
  20. Faafetai Te'o
  21. Devereaux Francois St Bruno-Ferris, Scrumhalf
  22. Payton Telea, Prop
  23. Kirk Hamilton
  24. Tesimoni Saiasi Tongauia Jr
  25. Langilangi Ohaaluma Haupeakui, Flanker/No. 8
  26. Mataiyasi Tabu Leuta, Fullback
  27. Viliami Vainikolo Samuel Huihui Jr, Wing
  28. Huluholo Etueni Lopeti Moungaloa, Prop
  29. Sani Taylor, Wing/Center
  30. Olive OneLani Kilifi, Prop

About the USA Islanders

The USA Islanders are a band of brothers with island heritage including Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Hawaii and islands of the Caribbean. With years of rugby experience, these USA Eagles caliber players are ready to take on a challenge against the professional Saracens team from the United Kingdom. Together, the USA Islanders bring together extensive rugby skills, a dedication to teamwork, and a keen desire to win. Vahafolau Esikia, nicknamed as "Vaha" by his friends, is the Head Coach of the USA Islanders. He will be assisted by Andrew "Tui" Osborne who previously a head coach for St. Bonaventure University Men's Varsity Rugby team.