Men’s Eagles Squad for 2018 Summer Series

MEN’S EAGLES ROSTER FOR SUMMER TEST SERIES

Gary Gold, Head Coach of the USA Men’s Eagles XV will have 30 national team players will begin training camp in preparation for three June test matches, against Russia, Scotland, and Canada. Camp will begin on May 27 with David Tameilau, Samu Manoa, AJ MacGinty and Eric Fry making their season debuts. Both Paul Mullen and Callum Black will have opportunities to earn their first caps in the front row.
The first two matches of the Emirates Airline Summer Series will be home against No. 19 Russia on June 9 in Denver and No. 5 Scotland in Houston on June 16. The final match on June 23 will be in Halifax, Nova Scotia against No. 21 Canada.

Tickets to the Eagles two home matches of the Emirates Airline Summer Series are on sale now at usarugby.org/summerseries. Both matches will also be featured LIVE on The Rugby Channel.

More than half of the squad was selected from the new professional rugby league in the United States,
Major League Rugby (MLR). This kicked off on April 21 and will be extend through the Championship on July 7.

Head Coach Gary Gold said that
“We are really excited about the group of guys coming into camp this month,” said Head Coach Gary Gold. “After a successful start to the season and with the return of several key players, the men are anxious to begin training for three challenging test matches ahead.”

Players for the Summer Series include

  • Hooker – Dylan Fawsitt, James Hilterbrand, Joe Taufete’e
  • Prop – Chris Bauman, Callum Black, Eric Fry, Olive Kilifi, Paul Mullen
  • Lock – Nick Civetta, Ben Landry, Samu Manoa, Siaosi Mahoni
  • Back row – Cam Dolan, Hanco Germishuys, Tony Lamborn, John Quill, David Tameilau
  • Scrumhalf – Nate Augspurger, Shaun Davies, Ruben de Haas
  • Flyhalf – Ben Cima, Will Hooley, AJ MacGinty, Will Magie
  • Center – Dylan Audsley, Marcel Brache, Bryce Campbell, Paul Lasike
  • Wing – Ryan Matyas
  • Fullback – Blaine Scully

Three of the four top point scorers from the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship return to the June tests: Will Magie (38pts), Tony Lamborn (15pts) and Nate Augspurger (15pts).

Tickets to see the Men’s Eagles compete in the Emirates Airline Summer Series are on sale now starting at only $20 (Denver) and $23 (Houston). Seat options, hotel offers and other event information is available at usarugby.org/summerseries. Both matches will be broadcast LIVE on The Rugby Channel.

MEN’S EAGLES ROSTER | 2018 JUNE TEST SERIES 

Player

Club

Position

Dylan Audsley

San Diego Legion

Center

Nate Augspurger

San Diego Legion

Scrum half

Chris Baumann

Leicester Tigers (ENG)

Prop

Callum Black

Ulster Rugby (IRE)

Prop

Marcel Brache

Perth/Western Force (AUS)

Center

Bryce Campbell

Glendale Raptors

Center

Ben Cima

San Diego Legion

Fly half

Nick Civetta

Newcastle Falcons (ENG)

Lock

Shaun Davies

Glendale Raptors

Scrum half

Cam Dolan

San Diego Legion

No. 8

Dylan Fawsitt

Glendale Raptors

Hooker

Eric Fry

Vannes Rugby (FRA)

Prop

Hanco Germishuys

Austin Elite

Flanker

Ruben de Haas

Free State Cheetahs (RSA)

Scrum half

James Hilterbrand

Manly Marlins (AUS)

Hooker

Will Hooley

Bedford Blues (ENG)

Fly half

Olive Kilifi

Seattle Seawolves 

Prop

Tony Lamborn

San Diego Legion

Flanker

Ben Landry

Glendale Raptors

Lock

Paul Lasike

Utah Warriors

Center

AJ MacGinty

Sale Sharks (ENG)

Fly half

Will Magie

Glendale Raptors

Fly half

Samu Manoa 

Toulon (FRA)

Lock

Siaosi Mahoni

San Diego Legion

Lock

Ryan Matyas

San Diego Legion

Wing

Paul Mullen

Houston SaberCats

Prop

John Quill

Glendale Raptors

Flanker

Blaine Scully

Cardiff Blues (WAL)

Full back

David Tameilau

Utah Warriors

Flanker

Joe Taufete’e 

Worcester Warriors (ENG)

Hooker 

MEN’S EAGLES STAFF | 2018 JUNE TEST SERIES 

General Manager

Dave Hodges

Head Coach

Gary Gold

Assistant Coach

Shawn Pittman

Assistant Coach

Greg McWilliams

Performance Analyst

Jimmy Harrison

Team Manager

Chris Hanson

Head Athletic Trainer

Kevin Ng

Team Doctor 

Sam Akhavn (Denver)

Team Doctor 

Vince Lai (Denver) 

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Kristen Douhan (Denver)

Team Doctor

Matt Schmitz (Houston)  

Assistant Athletic Trainer 

Matt Lopez (Houston & Halifax)

Team Doctor

Bruce Miller (Halifax) 

 

USA MEN’S EAGLES SCHEDULE | 2018 JUNE TEST SERIES 

Emirates Airline Summer Series
vs. Russia
Sat, June 9 | 6 PM MT
Dick’s Sporting Good’s Park
Denver, CO

Emirates Airline Summer Series
vs. Scotland
Sat, June 16 | Time TBA
BBVA Compass Stadium
Houston, TX

vs. Canada
Sat, June 23 | 3 PM ET
Wanderers Grounds
Halifax, NS

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