Roland Suniula

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Roland Suniula
Date of birth (1986-12-17) December 17, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Pago Pago, American Samoa
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre, Fly-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Ohio Aviators
Austin Elite
Correct as of 17 April 2016
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2005–08 North Harbour
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2009–13 United States 17 (5)
Correct as of 17 August 2013
National sevens team(s)
Years Team Comps
2008–12 United States
Correct as of 17 April 2016

Roland Suniula (born 17 December 1986) is an American international rugby union player who plays for the Austin Elite in Major League Rugby and previously the Ohio Aviators as a center in PRO Rugby. He is the brother of Andrew and Shalom Suniula, who have also represented United States in rugby union.


In 2004 Suniula graduated from Kelston Boys' High School which has produced several All Blacks players. Suniula played for North Harbour between 2005-2008.

He debuted for the US sevens team in October 2008 in their NAWIRA RWC 7s Qualifier event and has appeared in 13 IRB tournaments. He played with Chicago Griffins for the 2012 Rugby Super League season.

Suniula signed with FC Auch Gers for the 2012-13 Pro D2 season. After one season with team he joined CS Vienne where he made 18 appearances for the team during the 2013-14 season.[1] In May 2014 Suniula signed a two-year deal with an option for a third with RC Chalon another Fédérale 1 side.[2]

In 2016, Roland signed to play for Ohio in the new PRO Rugby USA.[1] On April 17, 2016, he scored the first try for Ohio against Denver.


  1. ^ "Roland Suniula Signs With Vienne". Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Roland Suniula Moves To Chalon". This is american rugby. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 

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