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 namePositionCurrent ClubCaps
David AinuuPropToulouse Rugby (FRA)0
Marcel BracheWingWestern Force/Perth Spirit (AUS)10
Bryce CampbellCenterLondon Irish (ENG)18
Nick CivettaLockDoncaster Knights (ENG)15
Shaun DaviesScrumhalfGlendale Raptors18
Ruben de HaasScrumhalfFree State Cheetahs (RSA)4
Cam DolanNo. 8Nottingham Rugby (ENG)37
Dylan FawsittHookerOld Blue New York/Rugby United New York5
Devereaux FerrisScrumhalfLifeWest Gladiators0
Eric FryPropVannes Rugby (FRA)44
Hanco GermishuysFlankerunattached8
James HilterbrandHookerManly Marlins (AUS)16
Will HooleyFullbackBedford Blues (ENG)4
Tony LambornFlankerRugby Southland (NZL)16
Titi LamositelePropSaracens (ENG)23
Paul LasikeCenterHarlequins (ENG)6
Will MagieFlyhalfGlendale Raptors16
Tim MaupinWingNOLA Gold7
Samu ManoaLockCardiff Blues (WAL)21
Ryan MatyasWingSan Diego Legion10
Gannon MooreCenterNorth Harbor Rugby0
Paul MullenPropNewcastle Falcons (ENG)3
Greg PetersonLockGlasgow Warriors (SCO)17
John QuillFlankerGlendale Raptors27
Blaine ScullyWingCardiff Blues (WAL)40
Joe Taufete’eHookerWorcester Warriors (ENG)16
David TameilauFlankerGlasgow Warriors (SCO)9
Dino WaldrenPropLondon Scottish (ENG)12
Psalm WoochingFlankerunattached3

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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