Olive Kilifi will captain the USA Islanders side against Saracens in Bermuda on Thursday alongside fellow capped USA Eagles Matai Leuta and Jojo Tikoisuva.
The Islanders squad includes a number of players who have showed well for professional clubs, elite-level 7s teams, and major college programs. The USA Islanders will take on the European champion Saracens at 6:30 PM ET at Bermuda's National Stadium.
The game is live-streaming on FloRugby and will benefit Beyond Rugby Bermuda, a program that benefits at-risk youth in the nation. The program and the event are backed by former WWE wrestler and current WWE announcer John Layfield.
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This will be a huge test for the Islanders squad, which is coached by Vaha Esikia, Tui Osborne, Paula Fukafuka, Alatini Saulala, and Benny Matealona. While the Saracens' preseason is just getting underway, the North London club will be organized and coordinated. The Islanders will hope to impose their physicality and open up the game with their athleticism and acceleration.
USA Islanders Team To Face Saracens1. Olive Kilifi (captain)
2. Lote Tuipulotu
3. Huluholo Moungaloa
4. Sione Tuihalamaka
5. Ekapatelisio Veamatahau
6. Pagopagohokma Haini
7. Faafetai Te'o
8. Saia Uhila
9. Deveraux Ferris (vice captain)
10. Martini Talapusi
11. Joeli Tikoisuva
12. Sani Taylor
13. Matai Leuta
14. Viliami Huihui
15. Misitana Afeaki
Reserves16. Lolenisi Veimau
18. Peyton Telea
19. Kirk Hamilton
20. Veuki Taumoefolau
21. Colton Cariaga
22. Tesimoni Tongauiha
23. Paul Eteaki
24. Gerson Blaise
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