Utah Warriors (rugby union)

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Utah Warriors
Utah Warriors rugby logo 2018.png
Union USA Rugby
Founded 2017
Ground(s) Zions Bank Stadium
Coach(es) Alf Daniels
League(s) Major League Rugby
Official website

The Utah Warriors is a professional rugby union team that is scheduled to play Major League Rugby in 2018.[1] The team is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. and was founded in 2017 by Rugby Utah Ventures.

Home field[edit]

The Utah Warriors play at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah, which has a seating capacity of 5,000.[2] The adjacent training facility includes two full-sized indoor turf fields. The Warriors share the venue with Real Monarchs, a United Soccer League team affiliated with Real Salt Lake.[3]

Current squad[edit]

Player signings for the 2018 season include:[4]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Lote Tuipulotu Hooker Tonga Tonga
Pio Vatuvei Prop United States United States
John Cullen Lock United States United States
Matthew Jensen Lock United States United States
Jackson Kaka Flanker United States United States
Saia Uhila* Flanker Tonga Tonga
Alex Tucci Number 8 United States United States
Player Position Union
Havea Unufe Centre United States United States
Paul Lasike Centre New Zealand New Zealand
Fetuʻu Vainikolo Wing Tonga Tonga
Joshua Whippy Fullback United States United States
  • Internationally capped players in bold
  • Players qualified to play for United States on dual nationality or residency grounds*
  • MLR teams are allowed to sign up to five overseas players

Head coaches[edit]

  • Alf Daniels (2017–present) [5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MLR Notes: Utah announces name, Seattle picks venue". This is American Rugby. 2017-09-25. Archived from the original on 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Utah Warriors Announce Home Venue for the Major League Rugby Season". Utah Warriors. 2018-01-25. Archived from the original on 2018-02-05. Retrieved 2018-02-05. 
  3. ^ "Zions Bank Real Academy new home for Real Salt Lake development pyramid". Real Monarchs. May 24, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Your Warriors". Warriors Rugby. Retrieved 15 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Utah Warriors Names Alf Daniels Head Coach". djcoilrugby. 2017-10-18. Archived from the original on 2017-11-19. Retrieved 2017-11-19. 

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