The USA Women’s National Team XVs are set to begin their final test series of the year against rival Canada this Wednesday, November 20, KO 2 PM PT on florugby.com. Admission is open for all fans at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. The teams will then meet again to conclude the mini-series on November 24.
The USA could have up to five players earning their first cap on Wednesday.
Life West’s Frieda Fetuu and Leti Hingano will start at lock and fullback, respectively, while Twin City Amazons’ Kathryn Johnson will play No. 8. Beantown Rugby’s Katherine Treder and 2019 WPL Champion Maya Learned could also debut as reserves.
Scrumhalf Carly Waters and wing Kaitlyn Broughton will each start in their first test match since the Autumn Internationals 2018. Waters and Broughton are both also part of the 2019 WPL Champion Glendale Merlins.
Center Emily Henrich will help lead the team as Vice-Captain alongside Captain Kate Zackary. The match-day 23 owns 143 cumulative test caps.
USA: 1 Catie Benson, 2 Joanna Kitlinski, 3 Charli Jacoby, 4 Kristine Sommer, 5 Frieda Fetu’u, 6 Rachel Johnson, 7 Kate Zackary (capt.), 8 Katie Johnson, 9 Carly Waters, 10 Gabby Cantorna, 11 Jennine Duncan, 12 Amy Naber-Bonté, 13 Emily Henrich, 14 Kaitlyn Broughton, 15 Leti Hingano 16 Kathryn Treder, 17 Nick James, 18 Maya Learned, 19 Nicole Strasko, 20 Alycia Washington, 21 Olivia Ortiz, 22 Katana Howard, 23 Bui Baravilala
Canada: 1 Olivia DeMerchant (capt.), 2 Gillian Boag, 3 DaLeaka Menin, 4 Tyson Beukeboom, 5 McKinley Hunt, 6 Sophie de Goede, 7 Janna Slevinsky, 8 Fabiola Forteza, 9 Brianna Miller, 10 Taylor Black, 11 Madison Grant, 12 Tausani Levale, 13 Paige Farries, 14 Irene Patrinos, 15 Alex Tessier 16 Mackenzie Carson, 17 Brittany Kassil, 18 Mikiela Nelson, 19 Courtney Holtkamp, 20 Emma Taylor, 21 Lori Josephson, 22 Alysha Corrigan, 23 Shoshanah Seumanutafa
Referee: Amber McLachlan (Australia)
Assistant Referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron (South Africa) & TBD (USA)