Texas Rattlesnakes Jamaica Tour Squad

The 2020 Texas Rattlesnakes have changed their tour plans and will now be touring Jamaica from May 29th-June 7th. Previously the team had planned to tour China. The Rattlesnakes will play the Jamaica National Men’s Team, as well as their National U23 Team.

Head Coach Lachlan Ferguson has selected a squad of 30 players from nine different Texas Colleges following a two-day camp held in Huntsville, Texas hosted by Sam Houston State University.  Seven alternates have also been named as emergency reserves.

The team’s captain is fly-half Cesar Escajeda, who is from Angelo State University. The vice-captain is blindside flanker Connor Mackie from Sam Houston State University.

The staff consists of Tour Manager Shayne Roberson, who is also the Lonestar Rugby Conference Commissioner, Head Coach Lachlan Ferguson and Assistant Coach Ramon Serrano from SHSU.

Coach Ferguson indicated that “This is a fantastic opportunity for a new group of young men to represent Texas College rugby. Only 8 players from last year’s team that successfully toured and beat the Caymans Men’s National Team are returning. It’s an exciting new journey for a whole new group of players.”

Texas Rattlesnakes Squad

  • Alec Williams, SHSU
  • Corrie Alexander, ACU
  • Adrian Mata, UTSA
  • Josiah Roberts, UTSA
  • Jaco Villareal, UTEP
  • Link Emard, ACU
  • Bjorn Overz Suarez, UTSA
  • Joey Walsh, UTD
  • Matt Roberts-Martinez, UTSA
  • Connor Mackie, SHSU
  • Brent Baird, TXST
  • Alex Willis, UTD
  • Deryk Kincheloe, SHSU
  • George Newbold, SHSU
  • Jordan WAnder, TXST
  • Kevin Reid, ASU
  • Dominic Van der Walt, UH
  • Cesar Escajeda, ASU
  • Robert Valle, UTEP
  • Tate Phillipson, ACU
  • Caleb Ackerson, UTSA
  • Wesley Anderson, UTEP
  • Sean Lynch, UTSA
  • Nicholas Wright, SHSU
  • David Bailey, UTSA
  • Stetson Timmon, ASU
  • Tyler Driskill, SHSU
  • Ethan Garcia, TXST
  • Vincent Whetstone, TAMUCC
  • Justin Tucker, TXST

Emergency Reserves

  • David Phillips, UTSA
  • Grant Kinscherff, TU
  • Rudy Rangel III, SHSU
  • Zachary Seidel, UTSA
  • Blake Powell, SHSU
  • Nathaniel Wright, SHSU
  • Jonathan Oates, UTSA

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