Super Rugby Majola Set to Join Major League Rugby, Signs Long-term Deal with Seattle
TUKWILA, WASHINGTON (December 12, 2021) – The Seattle Seawolves have signed South African prop Mzamo Majola through 2024. After many seasons in Pro14, Currie Cup, and Super Rugby, Majalo is set to debut and compete in Major League Rugby (MLR) 2022.
“It’s tremendously exciting to sign a player of Mzamo’s quality and potential,” said Seawolves director of rugby and head coach Allen Clarke. “When we first spoke, it was clear this was a young man who would add value on and off the field to our culture and squad. He has excellent positional skills, is hugely energetic on both sides of the ball and ambitious to succeed for the team. Everyone associated with the Seawolves welcomes Mzamo to our brotherhood for the next three years.”
Born in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa, Majola attended Westville Boys High School and represented the Sharks U18 in South Africa’s premier high school competition, Craven Week, in 2013. After high school, he joined the Sharks Academy and started in all their 13 matches that season at loosehead prop and reached the semi-final that year. He attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal and played for the Sharks XV – debuting for them in 2015 against Western Province. Selected to South Africa’s U20 squad, he proved himself in matches leading up to the 2015 World Rugby Under 20 Championship and made four appearances throughout the competition.
The young prop’s track to a professional career continued as he stayed within the Sharks pathway, competing for them for their U21 program and in their Currie Cup squad (19 appearances). Majalo made the jump to Pro14 competition with the Southern Kings in 2017 before moving to the Sharks in 2018, earning his first Super Rugby contract. Majola made 21 impedances for the Sharks since 2018. The 26-year-old prop will be another key member of the Seawolves front row in 2022 and beyond, developing his potential under head coach Allen Clarke and alongside fellow squad members. You can view Majola’s highlights here.
“I’m excited about coming to an organization that’s competitive and has a winning culture,” said Majola. “This team has shown its quality in the League consistently having been to a few finals so it’s definitely going to be an exciting season. It’s an amazing opportunity for me to learn, grow and contribute in any way I can to the team’s success. I look forward to being in Seattle!”
The Seawolves are set to face two Canadian teams in January as part of their preseason preparations, facing UBCOB Ravens on January 22 and Rugby Canada’s West Selects on January 28. Regular season will begin February 6 as Seattle welcomes the Toronto Arrows to Starfire Stadium in Tukwila. 2022 season and half-season memberships are on sale now, as well as group and single-match tickets, and can be purchased here.
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