USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Preliminary 2019 Rugby World Cup Training Squad

The USA Rugby Men’s Eagles have named their preliminary 50-man training squad which includes 40 players who will assemble next week in preparation for the Pacific Nations Cup. The squad consists of a pool of players who will be considered for the final 31-man roster traveling to Japan in mid-September. The upcoming camp in Colorado and Pacific Nations Cup (PNC) will be factors for Head Coach Gary Gold and staff to make final selections.

The squad includes three uncapped Major League Rugby players in Rugby United New York’s Ross Deacon, Houston SaberCats Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz, and Seattle Seawolves Riekert Hattingh.

Mike Petri and Lou Stanfill, who retired from the National Team after the 2015 Rugby World Cup and Thretton Palumbo and Mikey Sosene-Feagai, who have not played with the Eagles since 2016, also join the preliminary squad.

Eagles Sevens Captain Madison Hughes, Martin Iosefo, and Ben Pinkelman are also on the squad.

The U.S. Men’s National Team 15s will assemble next week in Colorado in preparation for the Rugby World Cup. The team will participate in the Pacific Nations Cup and will face rival-Canada at Infinity Park in Glendale on July 27, followed by Samoa and Japan in Fiji on August 3 and 10, respectively.

One final test match between the U.S. and Canada will take place at B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver on September 7. The Eagles will then head to Japan to face England, France, Argentina, and Tonga in Pool C at Rugby World Cup 2019.

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David Ainuu Prop Toulouse (FRA) 5
Malon Al Jiboori Flanker Glendale Raptors 2
Nate Augspurger Scrumhalf / Wing San Diego Legion 21
Marcel Brache Wing Western Force (AUS) 16
Nate Brakeley Lock Rugby United New York 18
Bryce Campbell Center London Irish (ENG) 25
Ben Cima Flyhalf Seattle Seawolves 10 Won’t assemble for PNC at this stage
Nick Civetta Lock Doncaster Knights (ENG) 22
Shaun Davies Scrumhalf Glendale Raptors 22
Ross Deacon No. 8 Rugby United New York Won’t assemble for PNC at this stage
Ruben de Haas Scrumhalf Free State Cheetahs 11
Cam Dolan No. 8 NOLA Gold 44
Dylan Fawsitt Hooker Rugby United New York 8
Mikey Sosene-Feagai Hooker Auckland (NZL) 4
Eric Fry Prop Vannes (FRA) 44
Hanco Germishuys Flanker Glendale Raptors 15
Riekert Hattingh No. 8 Seattle Seawolves Won’t assemble for PNC at this stage
James Hilterbrand Hooker Manly Marlins (AUS) 18
Will Hooley Fullback Bedford Blues (ENG) 8
Madison Hughes Fullback USA Sevens 3
Martin Iosefo Center USA Sevens 3
Olive Kilifi Prop Seattle Seawolves 26
Tony Lamborn Flanker Melbourne Rebels (AUS) 18
Titi Lamositele Prop Saracens (ENG) 27
Ben Landry Lock/Flanker Ealing Trailfinders (ENG) 18
Paul Lasike Center Harlequins (ENG) 13
AJ MacGinty Flyhalf Sale Sharks (ENG) 21
Will Magie Flyhalf Glendale Raptors 23
Siaosi Mahoni Lock San Diego Legion 2 Won’t assemble for PNC at this stage
Samu Manoa Lock Seattle Seawolves 22
Ryan Matyas Wing San Diego Legion 12 Won’t assemble for PNC at this stage
Tim Maupin Wing NOLA Gold 9 Won’t assemble for PNC at this stage
Gannon Moore Wing Utah Warriors 3
Paul Mullen Prop Houston SaberCats 10
Thretton Palamo Center Houston SaberCats 17
Greg Peterson Lock Newcastle Falcons (ENG) 22
Mike Petri Scrumhalf Rugby United New York 57 Won’t assemble for PNC at this stage
Kapeli Pifeleti Hooker San Diego Legion 2
Ben Pinkelman Flanker USA Sevens
John Quill Flanker Rugby United New York 33
Paddy Ryan Prop Rugby United New York 4
Blaine Scully Wing Unattached 46
Jamason Fa’anana Shultz Flanker Houston SaberCats
Lou Stanfill Lock San Diego Legion 56 Won’t assemble for PNC at this stage
Tevita Tameilau Lock / Back row Glasgow Warriors (SCO) 15 Won’t assemble for PNC at this stage
Joe Taufete’e Hooker Worcester Warriors (ENG) 22
Mike Te’o Wing San Diego Legion 23
Dino Waldren Prop San Diego Legion 19 Won’t assemble for PNC at this stage
Chance Wenglewski Prop Rugby ATL 3
Psalm Wooching Flanker San Diego Legion 4


General Manager | Dave Hodges
Head Coach | Gary Gold
Assistant Coach, Attack | Greg McWilliams
Assistant Coach, Set Piece | Shawn Pittman
Assistant Coach, Defense | Jaque Fourie
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Huw Bevan
Performance Analyst | Jimmy Harrison
Assistant S&C and Analyst | Tom Kindley
Team Doctor | Mark Sakr
Team Doctor | Sam Akhavan
Head Athletic Trainer | Kevin Ng
Athletic Trainer | Kristen Douhan
Massage Therapist | Daliah Hurwitz
Team Manager | Chris Hanson
Assistant Team Manager | Mark Drown


*All times local

Pacific Nations Cup

  • vs Canada Sat, July 27 | 6 PM MT Infinity Park, Glendale, CO Purchase Tickets
  • vs Samoa  Fri, Aug 2 | 10:30 PM ET Anz Stadium, Suva, Fiji
  • vs Japan Sat, Aug 10 | 12:35 AM ET Anz Stadium, Suva, Fiji

Rugby World Cup Warm-up

  • vs Canada September 7 | 7 PM PT B.C. Place Stadium, Vancouver, B.C. Purchase Tickets

Rugby World Cup Japan

Broadcast on NBC Networks

  • vs England September 26 | 6:45 AM ET Kobe Misaki Stadium
  • vs France October 2 | 3:45 AM ET  Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium
  • vs Argentina October 9 | 12:45 AM ET Kumagaya Rugby Stadium
  • vs Tonga October 13 | 1:45 AM ET Hanazono Rugby Stadium

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