Kelepi Fifita

Kelepi is originally from Phoenix, Arizona where he began playing rugby during high school for the Tempe Rugby Club when his uncle, who was a player-coach, asked if he’d like to give it a try.

After high school, Kelepi attended Northern Arizona University (NAU) to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Information Sciences and played football. After a redshirt Freshman year, he played for NAU through 2016. 

In 2017, he began playing for the Glendale Merlins Rugby Club which led him to signing with the Glendale Raptors for the 2018 MLR season. The MLR experience gave him exposure and he was selected to play for the USA Selects in the 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge. Kelepi resigned to play for the Raptors for the 2019 and 2020 season. 

Kelepi is excited to be on a new team in the league because “it will push me even more since we have more to prove.” 

Position Prop
Height 6' 1" ft
Weight 255 lbs
Hometown Phoenix, Arizona 🇺🇸