Another Signs On For More With The Seawolves
Fly Half AJ Alatimu has signed on for three more years with the Seattle Seawolves, through the 2024 Major League Rugby season. He joins a long list of players to sign new deals in recent weeks, as the Seawolves look to build for next year. They found some form towards the end of the season and will be looking to tie down key players and potentially adding some fresh faces. Alatimu was one of the players that caught the eye with some of his play. The Samoan International has had a season to bed in as the main pivot for the Seawolves and grow into a real leader next year.
Alatimu grew up in New Zealand, before heading to Australia to pursue opportunities. He helped Perth Spirit win the 2016 NRC competition, before moving to Brisbane. His form for Samoa and Brisbane led to a Super Rugby call up from the Western Force. Alatimu featured at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, before making his way to the Seawolves. Strong form next season, could lead to a recall to the Samoa squad.
What They Said:
Head Coach & Director Of Rugby Allen Clarke:
“AJ’s contribution on and off the field since his arrival has been excellent. He has all the makings of developing into a top-class fly half with a quality running, passing, and kicking game. He has quickly become a leader within the squad and is highly respected by the wider group as a quality person and player. Like so many of our signings to date, I thoroughly believe AJ’s best rugby is ahead of him.
We’ve already seen his commitment to the team and we’re delighted he, Ngaire, and their son, Isaiah, will be members of the Seawolves family for another 3 years.”