Seawolves Hunt Past Spirited Seattle Rugby Club in Preseason Opener
TUKWILA WA (January 22, 2022) – The Seattle Seawolves hosted local amateur side, Seattle Rugby Club, in their first preseason contest at Starfire Stadium on a sunny Saturday afternoon. In front of a vibrant crowd, the Seawolves and Orcas both put on a captivating display of rugby as the Major League Rugby side prepares for their 2022 season. Seawolves walked away victorious in the Pacific Northwest clash, 76-8.
• Returning players and new faces to the Club had standout impact throughout the match.
• 2x Team USA Olympian Martin Iosefo, 2021 MLR Draft pick Darrell Williams, and local Washington development player Jeremiah Sio scored debut tries.
• Captain and Number Eight Riekert Hattingh led from the front by scoring a hat trick.
• Rolling substitutions allowed for all members of the 2022 roster, signed and developmental players alike, to get minutes ahead of the season.
• Inside Center Tavite Lopeti carried for an impressive number of meters after contact in the midfield and Fullback Duncan Matthews orchestrated diligent decision making to set up consistent scoring opportunities.
Number Eight and Captain Riekert Hattingh (4’, 45’, 69’)
Hooker James Malcolm (10’, 20’)
Wing Lauina Futi (15’)
Flyhalf AJ Alatimu (18’)
Outside Center Martin Iosefo (40’)
Wing Jeremiah Sio (60’)
Fullback Kieran Joyce (67’)
Wing Darrell Williams (72’)
Wing Mat Turner (80’)
Flyhalf AJ Alatimu – 2/5
Fullback Kieran Joyce – 4/4
The Seattle Seawolves host domestic select-side, the Hartford Harpooners, on January 28 in their final 2022 preseason fixture. Friday night’s kick off will be at 7:00 PM at Starfire Stadium, preceded by an adult men’s curtain raiser match presented by BECU in partnership with PNW Rugby Pathway partners, Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union (PNRFU). Half-season memberships, single match tickets, and group tickets are on sale now at www.tickets.seawolves.rugby.
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