USA Men’s Eagles Rugby World Cup 2015 Squad Named

September 1, 2015

USA Men’s Eagles Rugby World Cup 2015 Squad Named


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


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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