USA Rugby Star Olive Kilifi Signs with Seattle Seawolves


Seattle, October 12, 2017: Seattle Seawolves Rugby officially announces the signing of USA Rugby star Olive Kilifi. The 31-year-old from Washington is considered one of the U.S. team's best scrummagers. “Olive is arguably one of the best players in the US national side. We are confident that his speed and power will provide good go forward ball in general play, but first, it will be in the scrum where we will need him to exert his dominance. We are excited to have him in our squad and we look forward to Olive proving his mettle on the field for the Seawolves”, said Tony Healy, the head coach of Seattle Seawolves Rugby. Ollie, as he is popularly known as, attended Tyee high school in Seatac, Washington and has fond memories. “It all started for me here in Washington, and I’m glad that I have this amazing opportunity to be a part of this dynamic Seattle Seawolves squad”, said Kilifi at the time of announcement.

We are proud to welcome Olive Kilifi to the Seawolves family.


More about Olive Kilifi:

While in High School, Kilifi played center but later found his calling as a prop as he matured into his bruising size, earning High School All American honors. Kilifi would go on to play for the Seattle Saracens at the Senior Club level and earned his way into the USA Rugby pathway. In 2013, Kilifi made his Men's Eagles debut in a win against Georgia.

Kilifi was named to the USA Rugby 2015 Rugby World Cup team, playing three matches.

More about the Seattle Seawolves:

The Seawolves are proud to be Seattle's Major League Rugby franchise. With an ownership group led by Seattle-based entrepreneur's Adrian Balfour and Shane Skinner, the club was formed in 2017 and is a founding member of Major League Rugby. The inaugural season kicks off in Spring 2018 and the venue will be Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington. For sponsorship opportunities please contact Brian Jones at


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