USA Rugby Eagles Make Changes for Samoa

USA Rugby Eagle Changes For Samoa

The article is based on a USA Rugby Release.

The Men’s Eagles have added David Ainuu and Devereaux to the selection pool in advance of the international test against Samoa. If selected, they would earn their first caps in San Sebastian.

The Eagles will face Samoa at Anoeta Stadium in San Sebastian this Saturday, Nov. 10 at 12:30 PM ET. Broadcast information for the game will be confirmed closer to date.

Several players have joined the team from their professional clubs overseas, including Titi Lamositele, Joe Taufete’e, David Tameilau, Samu Manoa, Paul Lasike, Bryce Campbell and Captain Blaine Scully.

Eagle scrumhalf continues to be evaluated medically after Saturday’s injury against the Maori All Blacks.

The following nine players did not travel with the Men’s National Team to Europe: Nate Augspurger, Dylan Audsley, Nate Brakeley, Mika Kruse, Luke Hume, Ben Landry, Alex Maughan, Anthony Purpura, and Chance Wenglewski.

U.S. Men’s National Team Roster

Updated 11/5

Player name Position Current Club Caps
David Ainuu Prop Toulouse Rugby (FRA) 0
Marcel Brache Wing Western Force/Perth Spirit (AUS) 10
Bryce Campbell Center London Irish (ENG) 18
Nick Civetta Lock Doncaster Knights (ENG) 15
Shaun Davies Scrumhalf Glendale Raptors 18
Ruben de Haas Scrumhalf Free State Cheetahs (RSA) 4
Cam Dolan No. 8 Nottingham Rugby (ENG) 37
Dylan Fawsitt Hooker Old Blue New York/Rugby United New York 5
Devereaux Ferris Scrumhalf LifeWest Gladiators 0
Eric Fry Prop Vannes Rugby (FRA) 44
Hanco Germishuys Flanker unattached 8
James Hilterbrand Hooker Manly Marlins (AUS) 16
Will Hooley Fullback Bedford Blues (ENG) 4
Tony Lamborn Flanker Rugby Southland (NZL) 16
Titi Lamositele Prop Saracens (ENG) 23
Paul Lasike Center Harlequins (ENG) 6
Will Magie Flyhalf Glendale Raptors 16
Tim Maupin Wing NOLA Gold 7
Samu Manoa Lock Cardiff Blues (WAL) 21
Ryan Matyas Wing San Diego Legion 10
Gannon Moore Center North Harbor Rugby 0
Paul Mullen Prop Newcastle Falcons (ENG) 3
Greg Peterson Lock Glasgow Warriors (SCO) 17
John Quill Flanker Glendale Raptors 27
Blaine Scully Wing Cardiff Blues (WAL) 40
Joe Taufete’e Hooker Worcester Warriors (ENG) 16
David Tameilau Flanker Glasgow Warriors (SCO) 9
Dino Waldren Prop London Scottish (ENG) 12
Psalm Wooching Flanker unattached 3

U.S. Men’s National Team Staff

Head Coach | Gary Gold
Assistant Coach | Shawn Pittman
Assistant Coach | Greg McWilliams
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Huw Bevan
Performance Analyst | Jimmy Harrison
Head Athletic Trainer | Kevin Ng
Assistant Athletic Trainer | Kristen Douhan
Team Doctor | Matthew Schmitz (Samoa)
Team Doctor | Richard Kim (Romania & Ireland)
Massage Therapist | Daliah Hurwitz (Samoa, Romania & Ireland)
Team Manager | Chris Hanson
Assistant Team Manager | Kevin McCorry

U.S. Men’s National Team Schedule & Results

  • vs Mãori All Blacks 22-59 (L) Preview
  • vs Samoa, Sat, Nov. 10 – 12:30 PM ET, Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian, ESP
  • vs Romania, Sat, Nov. 17 – Time TBA, Ghencea Stadium, Bucharest, ROU
  • vs Ireland, Sat, Nov. 24 – 1:30 PM ET, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, IRE

*Times subject to change.

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