The USA Men’s Falcons have been named for the Los Angeles Invitational being held Friday, Feb 28 to Saturday, Feb 29 alongside HSBC LA Sevens. Day One will take place at Orange County Great Park with Day Two at Dignity Health Sports Park Field Complex.
Men’s Sevens Assistant Coach Anthony Roques will coach the Falcons with senior national team players Mike Te’o and Faitala Talapusi the Co-Captains. Maceo Brown will play on Friday at the LA Invitational while also serving as an injury reserve for the senior tournament Saturday and Sunday.
“We’re looking forward to having the Falcons play at the Los Angeles Invitational,” said Head Coach Mike Friday. “This will be a great opportunity for our exciting younger Dawgs to grow and challenge themselves alongside some of our more experienced Dawgs who are keen to make a point to the coaches who will be there watching.
“As the domestic game grows, the LAI will also give us a chance to identify new talent as we look ahead to not only Tokyo 2020 but the start of a new cycle next year in the lead up to Rugby World Cup 2022 and Paris 2024 Olympics.”
USA Falcons: 1 Anthony Welmers (Prop, USA Sevens) 2. Lauina Falatea (Hooker, USA Sevens) 3. Gavan D’Amore Morrison (Hooker, Old Blue) 4. Tohi Angilau (Center, USA Sevens) 5. Ben Broselle (Wing/Prop, USA Sevens) 6. Malon Al Jiboori (Prop, USA Sevens) 7. Mike Te’o (Co-Captain) (Halfback, USA Sevens) 8. Maceo Brown (Plays Day 1, Center, USA Sevens) 9. Aaron Gray (Center/Wing, Kutztown University) 10. Faitala Talapusi (Co-Captain, Halfback, USA Sevens) 11. Marcus Tupuola (Wing/Hooker, USA Sevens) 12. D’Montae Noble (Halfback, Kutztown University)
USA Falcons Staff
Head Coach Anthony Roques
Assistant Coach Team Manager Brendan Keane
Performance Analyst Dave Gardner
Athletic Trainer Danielle Allen