Son of ex-Wigan Warriors stand-off Greg Florimo to play for USA

The son of ex-Wigan stand-off Greg Florimo is in the USA squad for the World Nines.
Greg Florimo played for Wigan in 1999Greg Florimo played for Wigan in 1999
Greg Florimo played for Wigan in 1999

Jay Florimo is among the new faces.

The 29-year-old's dad, Greg, played for Italy and Australia during his playing career which included a stint with Wigan in 1999.

"Jay's mother was born on a US army base in Germany to an American father," said coach Sean Rutgerson.

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"I tried to get in contact with him last year, was unsuccessful but was told when I took over that he was eligible.

"He actually finally got back to me on Facebook Messenger recently and I got him to send all his stuff."

Hull winger Bureta Faraimo has been named in the United States squad for the inaugural World Nines in Sydney on October 18-19.

Hawks coach Rutgerson has also included Sheffield Eagles forward Cory Makelim and Toulouse's former Hull KR winger Junior Vaivai in his 20-man squad.