The Seattle Seawolves will face Rugby United New York is the CBSSN Game of the Week on Sunday, February 24 at Starfire Sports. Kickoff is at 4 pm PST (7 pm EST).
Seattle Seawolves had Coach Richie Walker has made one change in his starting XV with Shalom Suniula starting at inside center and shifting George Barton to outside center. William Rasileka moves to the reserves for the first time. Aladdin Schirmer returns to the squad as a reserve with Nakai Penny playing for Canada.
Rugby United Head Coach Mike Tolkin has made three changes for his starters against the Seawolves. With Dylan Fawsitt, Nate Brakeley, and John Quill with the Eagles, Mike Brown, Alex MacDonald, and James Denise will start at hooker, lock, and flanker, respectively. Myles McQuone swaps with Matt Wirken in the reserves.
Luke Hume was scratched with an injury prior to last week. That necessitated Mark O’Keeffe starting at wing, with Chris Mattina moving to fullback. That combination worked last week and will continue. Callum MacKintosh moves in as the reserve hooker, although both he and Anthony Parry can play either hooker or prop. Gavan D’Amore-Morrison also was a last minute addition last week and continues in the reserves.
Seattle Seawolves: 1 Olive Kilifi 2 Stephan Coetzee 3 Tim Metcher 4 Apisai Naikatini 5 Brad Tucker 6 Cam Polson 7 Eric Duechle 8 Riekert Hattingh 9 Phil Mack 10 Ben Cima 11 Peter Tiberio 12 Shalom Suniula 13 George Barton 14 Brock Staller 15 Mat Turner 16 Mike Shepherd 17 Kellen Gordon 18 John Hayden 19 Taylor Krumrei 20 Aladdin Schirmer 21 JP Smith 22 William Rasileka 23 Sequoyah Burke-Combs
Rugby United New York: 1 James Rochford 2 Mike Brown 3 Paddy Ryan 4 Alex MacDonald 5 Trevor Cassidy 6 Kyle Sumsion 7 James Denise 8 Ross Deacon 9 Mike Petri 10 Cathal Marsh 11 Connor Wallace-Sims 12 Will Leonard 13 Ben Foden 14 Mark O’Keeffe 15 Chris Mattina 16 Callum Mackintosh17 Anthony Parry 18 Kirkland Hamilton19 Myles McQuone 20 Matt Hughston 21 Marcus Walsh 22 Gavan D’Amore-Morrison 23 Derek Lipscomb