USA Rugby South Central European Tour

USA Rugby South Panthers Europe Tour

The USA Rugby South Panthers Men’s XV are touring Eastern Europe to play Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic in August and September.

The Panthers compete in the Rugby Americas North Championships for both 15s and 7s. They also field Under-19s sides for men and for women.

On August 25, 31 players and 6 coaches plus other management and medical personnel will travel to Budapest, Hungary for a training session prior to the next day match against the national team of Hungary at Városi Szabadidő Központ – Sportközpont.

In addition to the match against Hungary, the nine-day tour will include games in Vienna, Austria, and Prague, Czechia against the national teams of those Unions. The tour has taken eight months of planning and will provide high-performance opportunities for athletes that are part of the squad.

The Panthers are pleased to be wearing kit sponsored by Delta Air Lines from Samurai Sportswear for this tour.

USA Rugby South Panthers Squad for Central Europe

Amro Gouda NOLA Gold
Austin Dacanay Tampa Krewe
Ben Foley Fort Hood
Bradley Yandle Austin Blacks
Brendan Smith Birmingham
Calvin Storey Raleigh
Cameron Tompkins Western Kentucky U
Colton Cariaga Life U
Cormac Kenan Southern Pines
David Coleman Denver Barbarians
David Williams Chattanooga
Hein Erasmus (c) Miami Tridents
Ian Lehn Atlanta Old White
Irving Carcamo Charlotte
Jamal Hadley Old Blue
Jarrett Gartin Atlanta Old White
Jason Riekena Life U
John Bryant Charleston
Jordan Gunderson Denver Barbarians
Keenan Kayser U of Tennessee
Lucas Baistrocchi Atlanta Old White
Michael Martinez Nashville
Nathan Ring Nashville
Ross Depperschmidt U of Alabama
Stephen Cappello Mystic River
Trey Eason Southern Pines
Waymon Cassell Nashville
Willis Hardaway University of Memphis
Zach Blalock Birmingham
Zach Jessell Pittsburgh Harlequins
Zach Miller Southern Pines

USA Rugby South Panthers Staff for Central Europe

Rene Daniel Head Coach USARS
Francesco Balsas Coach Atlanta Old White
Renaldo Arroyo Coach Valdosta St U
Pete Redmond Coach Augusta
Shawn Elms Coach Morehouse College
Jody Hensley Coach Middle Tennessee State
Fred Reynolds Medical Philly/Whitemarsh
Kevin Kitto President USARS
Gary Kent Mgr Columbus/Fort Benning

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