Olive Onelani Kilifi (born September 28, 1986) is an American rugby union player, who plays prop for the United States national rugby union team and for the Seattle Seawolves.

Olive Kilifi
Birth nameOlive Onelani Kilifi
Date of birth (1986-09-28) September 28, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birthHuntington Beach, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight260 lb (120 kg; 18 st 8 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016
2018–Present
Sacramento Express
Seattle Seawolves
12
19
(25)
(5)
Correct as of 17 April 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013– United States 27 (0)
Correct as of 15 September 2019

Kilifi attended Tyee High School in Seatac, Washington.[1] He debuted for the U.S. national team during the end of year tests in November 2013, earning two substitute appearances. Kilifi started in both of the March 2014 qualifying matches against Uruguay for the 2015 World Cup, and is considered one of the U.S. team's best scrummagers.[2][3]

In early 2016, Kilifi signed for the Sacramento Express of the newly formed PRO Rugby competition, but the competition folded after the 2016 season. Kilifi began playing with the Seattle Seawolves of Major League Rugby in 2018 and is currently a 2-time champion, winning back-to-back Major League Rugby titles in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olive Kilifi", USA Men's Eagles. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Eagles Player Ratings From Atlanta", This Is American Rugby, March 31, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2014.
  3. ^ "Will the USA scrum crisis force them to chase overseas options?", Tier 2 Rugby, April 4, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2014.