Men’s Eagles Home Squad Changes: ARC 2019

USA Rugby Release – Aalina Tabani

AUSTIN, TX. – The USA Men’s Eagles have announced changes to the full squad for the final three rounds of the Americas Rugby Championship 2019 taking place on home soil.

After receiving a red card during the USA’s previous match against Argentina XV, center Paul Lasike’s appeal to the judicial decision was upheld, reducing his original suspension from four weeks to one week. Lasike fulfilled the suspension when he sat out from playing with his professional club (Harlequins) during the ARC 2019 bye week. The athlete will now be available for selection to the remaining matches of the Americas Rugby Championship.

Along with Lasike, hooker Joe Taufete’e will remain with the team in camp as he recovers from a minor knee injury sustained against Argentina XV.

Additional changes to the originally named squad are as follows:

  • USA Captain Blaine Scully returns having recovered from an injury
  • Titi Lamositele, AJ MacGinty, Harley Wheeler and Duncan Van Schalkwyk return to their respective clubs
  • Luke Hume will be unavailable due to injury
  • Samu Manoa will be unavailable due to personal reasons
  • Peter Malcolm and Nate Augspurger may be available for selection pending return to play protocol
  • Ben Landry joined the team after a HIA

The following athletes will now join the Eagles from their respective clubs and be available for selection at some point within the remaining three matches: David Ainuu, Mike Te’o, Will Hooley, Nick Boyer.

The Americas Rugby Championship 2019 resumes this Saturday, Feb 23 with the United States playing three consecutive test matches on home soil. Brazil will be first up in Austin, Texas with two matches in Seattle, WA against Uruguay (Mar 2) and rival-Canada (Mar 8). Tickets are available at with all matches streamed LIVE on FloRugby exclusively in the United States.

USA Men’s Eagles Full Squad

Players currently available for selection to the final three test matches of ARC 2019

View originally named squad here 

Player Position Club Caps
David Ainuu Prop Toulouse (FRA) 2
Malon Al-Jiboori Flanker / No. 8 Glendale Raptors 1
Dylan Audsley Wing San Diego Legion 7
Nick Boyer Scrumhalf San Diego Legion 1
Marcel Brache Wing Western Force/Perth (AUS) 13
Nate Brakeley Lock Rugby United New York 16
Bryce Campbell Center London Irish (ENG) 22
Nick Civetta Lock Doncaster Knights (ENG) 19
Shaun Davies Scrumhalf Glendale Raptors 20
Ruben de Haas Scrumhalf Free State Cheetahs (RSA) 8
Cam Dolan No. 8 NOLA Gold 41
Dylan Fawsitt Hooker Rugby United New York 7
Hanco Germishuys Flanker Glendale Raptors 12
James Hilterbrand Hooker Manly Marlins (AUS) 17
Will Hooley Flyhalf Bedford Blues (ENG) 6
Titi Lamositele Prop Saracens (ENG) 27
Paul Lasike Center Harlequins (ENG) 10
Tadhg Leader Flyhalf New England Free Jacks 1
Will Magie Flyhalf Glendale Raptors 20
Gannon Moore Wing Utah Warriors 3
Paul Mullen Prop Houston Sabercats 7
Greg Peterson Lock Bordeaux Bégles (FRA) 21
Kapeli Pifeleti Hooker San Diego Legion uncapped
John Quill Flanker Rugby United New York 30
Blaine Scully (C) Wing Cardiff Blues (WAL) 43
Tevita Tameilau Flanker Glasgow Warriors (SCO) 13
Joe Taufete’e Hooker Worcester Warriors (ENG) 20
Mike Te’o Wing San Diego Legion 21
Dino Waldren Prop London Scottish (ENG) 16
Chance Wenglewski Prop Lindenwood University 2

Ben Landry                     Lock                      Ealing Trailfinders                    15

USA Men’s Eagles Staff

Head Coach | Gary Gold
Assistant Coach, Backs & Attack | Greg McWilliams
Assistant Coach, Forwards | Shawn Pittman
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Huw Bevan
Performance Analyst | Jimmy Harrison
Team Doctor | Mark Sakr (Chile, Argentina Uruguay, Canada)
Head Athletic Trainer | Kevin Ng
Assistant Athletic Trainer | Kristen Douhan
Team Manager | Chris Hanson

Americas Rugby Championship 2019 Schedule & Results

LIVE on FloRugby in the United States

  • vs Chile | 71-8 (W)
  • vs Argentina XV | 45-14 (L)
  • Saturday, Feb 23 vs Brazil | 7:10 PM CT, Dell Diamond, Austin, TX Get Tickets
  • Saturday, Mar 2 vs Uruguay | 7:10 PM PT, Starfire Sports, Seattle, WA Get Tickets
  • Friday, Mar 8 vs Canada | 7:10 PM PT, Starfire Sports, Seattle, WA Get Tickets
  • Argentina XV
2 2 0 0 99 17 82 15 2 2 10
  • Uruguay
2 2 0 0 40 22 18 5 4 0 8
  • USA
2 1 0 1 85 53 32 13 8 1 5
  • Brazil
2 1 0 1 21 64 -43 0 9 0 4
  • Canada
2 0 0 2 27 38 -11 4 3 1 1
  • Chile
2 0 0 2 13 91 -78 2 13 0 0

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