After lighting up the recent Rugby World Cup 2023, hooker Sama Malolo is amongst the new crop of players joining Moana Pasifika for the 2024 season. The Manu Samoa international returns to New Zealand after three years in the MLR, running out for the Utah Warriors and San Diego Legion. The explosive front rower had a standout international season in 2023, and makes his way to Moana Pasifika with a great mount of international experience. Known for his dangerous running game that has become a key feature of hookers in today’s game, Malolo is everything you look for in a number two. His physical presence and ball running will likely be a key feature in Tom Coventry’s forward pack in Moana Pasifika’s 2024 season.
Nick Name: Saitama/Brown Butterbean
Junior Clubs: Southern Districts Rugby Club
Senior Clubs: San Diego Legion
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