The newest member of Colby’s rugby coaching staff, Leo Lafaiali’i spent over 10 years playing international and club rugby. Before coming to Maine to coach the Mules, Lafaiali’i played against the best in the world, as well as coaching professionally in Japan. He represented his home country of Samoa in two Rugby World Cups, and played club rugby, winning two championships with the Auckland Blues of the Super Rugby league. The 2012-13 season, Lafaiali’i’s first with the Colby men, took the team to new heights, as the squad finished 7th in the nation among small schools, and returned to the competitive Maine State Championships and Beast of the East rugby tournaments.



189323_1010866713213_8255168_nRobert “Doc” Laurence

Doc Laurence has more than fifty years of rugby experience. Having played and coached for numerous clubs, colleges, and universities, Laurence brings a wealth of experience to Colby. He has coached the Mules for over 10 years, after giving 33 years of coaching to University of Massachusetts Amherst. Along with his extensive playing and coaching career, Laurence has made a tremendous impact on New England Rugby, as one of the most critical and consistent administrators from nearly every standpoint for decades. The New England Rugby Football Union gives out an award named after Laurence every year to the top college rugby administrator of the season.