Ricky Tu’ihalangingie, a first-year hooker for the Utah Warriors, is from Kolomotu’a, Tonga and attended Newington College in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia from 2010-2011. He played rugby while there and also played at Sydney University. He went on a two-year service mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Wellington, New Zealand from 2012-2014. He then attended Brigham Young University from 2016-2019, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in public health with a health science emphasis. He played for BYU Rugby and was captain during the 2017-2018 season.