Saimaa Sharks was founded in summer 2016 by a group of rugby enthusiasts in Lappeenranta & Joutseno. The team trained through the Winter and Spring and began competing in the 2017 season in the Mens Division 2 East of the SRL.
The name originates from the location of the teams territory. Which is home to the southern part of lake Saimaa, also Finlands largest and most notorious lake. There was previously no sharks before but now they are back!