Joanne Fa’avesi

Joanne Fa
USA Rugby Eagle Profile
Eagle No. 259
Born February 5, 1992
Hometown South Sacramento, CA
PositionsHooker (7s), Prop (7s)
High School Luther Burbank
Height 5'6"
Weight 155
Caps XV: 2
World Series 18
Previous Clubs
Sacramento Amazons
Twitter  @nanafaavesi
Instagram  @nanafaavesi92

Fa'avesi is the youngest of seven children born to a family of rugby players. She played basketball growing up and focused on rugby at Luther Burbank High School, where the 2010 team won a championship.

Fa'avesi moved on to play with the Sacramento Amazons for four years and was selected to a select/travel side in 2014.

Noticed by Women's Eagles Sevens Head Coach Ric Suggitt, who invited her to a development camp at the Olympic Training Center, Fa'avesi was subsequently selected to the opening round of the 2014-15 World Rugby Women's Sevens Series and was contracted following her return stateside.

After helping the U.S. Qualify for the Olympics during the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championships, Fa'avesi won a Silver Medal with the Women's Sevens at the Toronto Pan Am Games. In 2016, she was an easy selection to Team USA's 12 player roster for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

In addition to her career in rugby, Fa'avesi has also served her country as a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.


Match List

Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
28 Mar, 7:00 pmChula Vista Elite Athlete Training CenterCanadaWomen's Eagles
CanAm
5 - 39
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
01 Dec, 2:28 amThe Sevens StadiumRussiaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
12 - 10
01 Dec, 5:24 amThe Sevens StadiumSouth AfricaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
7 - 26
01 Dec, 8:43 amThe Sevens StadiumAustraliaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
10 - 19
02 Dec, 3:14 amThe Sevens StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
5 - 28
02 Dec, 6:02 amThe Sevens StadiumBrazilWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
26 - 17
02 Feb, 8:52 pmAllianz StadiumRussiaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
10 - 19
02 Feb, 11:12 pmAllianz StadiumEnglandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
22 - 14
03 Feb, 1:54 amAllianz StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
20 - 5
03 Feb, 6:22 pmKippax FieldIrelandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
17 - 5
03 Feb, 10:04 pmAllianz StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
19 - 12
04 Feb, 1:42 amAllianz StadiumCanadaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
17 - 21
03 Mar, 11:17 amSam Boyd StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
21 - 24
03 Mar, 2:02 pmSam Boyd StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
22 - 7
03 Mar, 4:47 pmSam Boyd StadiumFijiWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
14 - 7
04 Mar, 12:28 pmSam Boyd StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
20 - 12
04 Mar, 3:36 pmSam Boyd StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
7 - 12
04 Mar, 8:40 pmSam Boyd StadiumCanadaWomen's Sevens
Vegas7s
7 - 31
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
06 Aug, 12:00 pmDeodoro StadiumFijiTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
7 - 12
06 Aug, 5:00 pmDeodoro StadiumColombiaTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
48 - 0
07 Aug, 12:30 pmDeodoro StadiumAustraliaTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
12 - 12
07 Aug, 5:30 pmDeodoro StadiumNew ZealandTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
0 - 5
08 Aug, 1:00 pmDeodoro StadiumFijiTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
12 - 7
08 Aug, 5:00 pmDeodoro StadiumFranceTeam USA Women
Olympic Games
19 - 5
22 Nov, 12:00 pmStade de la MéditerranéeFranceWomen's Eagles
Autumn Internationals
10 - 36
Date Venue OpponentTeamCompetition Result
29 Nov, 4:06 amThe Sevens StadiumChinaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
31 - 0
29 Nov, 7:02 amThe Sevens StadiumEnglandWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
12 - 14
29 Nov, 9:59 amThe Sevens StadiumAustraliaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
22 - 17
30 Nov, 1:48 amThe Sevens StadiumFranceWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
12 - 10
30 Nov, 5:38 amThe Sevens StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
0 - 22
30 Nov, 10:28 amThe Sevens StadiumAustraliaWomen's Sevens
Dubai7s
21 - 26
31 Jan, 9:28 pmSpotless StadiumChinaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
26 - 10
01 Feb, 12:12 amSpotless StadiumSpainWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
14 - 21
01 Feb, 2:56 amSpotless StadiumAustraliaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
19 - 12
01 Feb, 9:12 pmSpotless StadiumRussiaWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
7 - 5
02 Feb, 6:42 pmSpotless StadiumNew ZealandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
5 - 29
03 Feb, 2:04 amSpotless StadiumIrelandWomen's Sevens
Sydney7s
26 - 10
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