The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles face Germany in Wiesbaden on Saturday. The kickoff will be at 5 pm local time, 11 am Eastern, and 8 am Pacific. Live broadcasts will be available on sport1 in Germany and on The Rugby Channel in the United States.
The USA is currently ranked 17th by World Rugby, while Germany is 22nd. Germany has improved immensely and can not be taken lightly. Last weekend, Germany defeated Brazil 45-12 in Leipzig and a match recap is available from Americas Rugby News.
This is the first of the Eagles two match November tour. They play the 12th ranked Georgia the following Saturday.
Germany Head coach Kobus Potgieter has made three changes to the side that played the Tupis last weekend. Julius Nostadt returns at loosehead prop. Christopher Hilsenbeck will be the flyhalf, and Hagen Schulte will debut at fullback.
The Eagles have made a couple of adjustments in the squad with Eric Fry out due to hernia surgery and Hanco Germishuys attending to personal matters. They were replaced on the squad by Huluholo Moungoloa and Psalm Wooching, respectively. Both would earn their first cap should they enter the match.
Germany: 1 Julius Nostadt, 2 Dasch Barber, 3 Samy Füchsel, 4 Michael Poppmeier, 5 Eric Marks, 6 Sebastian Ferreira, 7 Jaco Otto, 8 Ayron Schramm, 9 Sean Armstrong (capt.), 10 Christopher Hilsenbeck, 11 Marcel Coetzee, 12 Raynor Parkinson, 13 Wynston Cameron-Dow, 14 Mathieu Ducau, 15 Hagen Schulte 16 Mikael Tyumenev, 17 Anthony Dickinson, 19 Jörn Schröder, 20 Adam Preocanin, 21 Pierre Mathurin, 22 Jamie Murphy, 24 Marcel Henn 25 Steffen Liebig
USA Men’s Eagles: 1 Olive Kilifi, 2 Joe Taufete’e, 3 Dino Waldren, 4 Greg Peterson, 5 Nick Civetta, 6 Ben Landry, 7 Tony Lamborn, 8 Andrew Durutalo, 9 Shaun Davies, 10 AJ MacGinty, 11 Ryan Matyas, 12 Bryce Campbell, 13
Marcel Brache Mose Faula’au, 14 Blaine Scully (capt.), 15 Mike Te’o 16 Peter Malcolm, 17 Huluholo Mo’ungaloa, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Cam Dolan, 20 John Quill, 21 Nate Augspurger, 22 Will Magie, 23 JP Eloff
Date: Saturday, November 18
Venue: Brita Arena, Wiesbaden
Kickoff: 17:00 local (11:00 ET, 08:00 PT)