NEW YORK, NY – As the mercury rises here in New York City, Rugby United NY’s brain-trust stays hot literally and figuratively, adding Apenisa Cakaubalavu. The 6’2″ 200lb Flying Fijian 7s star is a stellar signing.
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To steal a Major League Baseball analogy, Cakaubalavu is a five-tool player. He can run, pass, break tackles, create space and tackle with dominance. His size, speed and versatility make him hard to mark and offers the #RUNY coaching staff with some great options. Indeed, here’s what Team USA’s Mike Friday, who had to contend with had to say about Cakaubalavu:
“He was part of their physical forward pack that won the World Rugby Sevens Series in 2019. Such a big rangy runner with long levers, agility and the offloading ability of a basketball player, but the natural game-play of a Fijian rugby player… He always ran intelligent support lines.”