USA Men’s Eagles Rugby World Cup 2015 Squad Named

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September 1, 2015

USA Men’s Eagles Rugby World Cup 2015 Squad Named

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Doug Coil

The Eagles announced their 31 man squad for the Rugby World Cup earlier today. They will play a last tune up match against Australia Saturday in Chicago at 6:30pm CT at Soldier Field in Chicago.

For the Rugby World Cup they will travel to England and play against the following teams:

  • Samoa – Sunday, September 20 – 7am ET
  • Scotland – Sunday, September 27 – 9:30am ET
  • South Africa – Wednesday, October 7 – Noon ET
  • Japan – Sunday, October 11 – 3pm ET

Players

Prop: Chris Baumann (Santa Monica), Eric Fry (Newcastle Falcons – England), Olive Kilifi (Seattle Saracens), Titi Lamositele (Saracens – England), Mate Moeakiola (Castenet – France), Joseph Taufete’e (Belmont Shore)

Hooker: Zach Fenoglio (Glendale Raptors), Phil Thiel (Life)

Lock: Cam Dolan (Cardiff Blues – Wales), Greg Peterson (Glasgow Warriors – Scotland), Hayden Smith (Saracens – England), Lou Stanfill (Seattle Saracens)

Back-row: Danny Barrett (Men’s Eagles Sevens), Andrew Durutalo (Men’s Eagles Sevens), Scott LaValla (Stade Francais CASG – France), Samu Manoa (Toulon – France), Al McFarland (NYAC), John Quill (NYAC)

Scrumhalf: Mike Petri (NYAC), Niku Kruger (Glendale Raptors), Shalom Suniula (Seattle Saracens)

Fly-half: AJ MacGinty (Life)

Center: Seamus Kelly (San Francisco Golden Gate), Folau Niua (Men’s Eagles Sevens), Thretton Palamo (London Welsh – England), Andrew Suniula (CSM Bucuresti – Romania)

Wing: Blaine Scully (Vice Capt., Cardiff Blues – Wales), Taku Ngwenya (Biarritz Olympique – France), Zack Test (Men’s Eagles Sevens), Brett Thompson (Men’s Eagles Sevens)

Fullback: Chris Wyles (Capt., Saracens – England)

USA Rugby Update September 3, 2015

Matt Trouville replaces injured Scott LaValla.

Men’s Eagles Rugby World Cup 2015 Staff

Mike Tolkin – Head Coach

Justin Fitzpatrick – Assistant Coach (Forwards)

Nate Osborne – Assistant Coach (Backs/Attack)

Phil Bailey – Assistant Coach (Defence)

David Williams – Strength and Conditioning Coach

Chris O’Brien – Assistant Coach (Video Analyst)

Paul Goulding – Video Analyst

Richard Quincy – Physiotherapist

Zach Vyhnanek – Physiotherapist

Sarah Sall – Massage Therapist

Matt Schmitz – Doctor (Samoa/Scotland)

Sam Akhavan – Doctor (South Africa/Japan)

Brad Norris – Doctor (South Africa)

Steve Durant – Sports Psychologist

Matt McCarthy – Media Manager

Kevin Battle – Assistant Team Manager

Tristan Lewis – Team Manager

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