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Keia Mae Sagapolu Sanele

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  • Date of Birth12 Jul 2001

The tighthead prop has exclusively played her trade in the United States thus far, balancing playing for the likes of Washington’s Tacoma Tsunami and Central Washington University with completing her Communications degree. Like Feury, Sagapolu was a Collegiate All-American in both 2022 and 2023 and, in 2023 was awarded the MA Sorensen Award, which is given to the top women’s rugby player in the nation.

Like many in the front-row, Sagapolu is incredibly powerful but her explosive running causes as much destruction in the loose as it does at set-piece time, frequently breaking several tackles and scoring tries that, on occasion, start from a run within her own half. A born leader to go alongside her obvious talents, Sagapolu served as captain both for her University and for the USA Under-23’s in the recent Americas Rugby Trophy in Brazil with former coach, Matt Ramirez, calling her "a culture builder and culture driver."