USA Men’s National Team Extended July Test Roster

USA Men’s National Team will play two July internationals against England on July 4 at Twickenham in London and Ireland on July 10 at Aviva Stadium, in Dublin.

Head Coach Gary Gold has selected a preliminary roster of 41 players for the July test matches before narrowing the team to 30 to travel. This will mark the first time the Eagles have assembled since Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

Major League Rugby, whose season is in progress, will include 31 players or about 75% of the extended roster. All eleven of the U.S.-based MLR teams have players included on the extended roster. NOLA Gold has 5, Rugby United New York, Utah Warriors, and Austin Gilronis have 4 each, Old Glory DC, San Diego Legion, and eachLA Giltinis have 3 apiece, Rugby ATL 2, and New England Free Jacks, Houston SaberCats, and Seattle Seawolves 1.

Gary Gold and his staff will continue to evaluate the roster over the next few weeks before making the final selections for the 30 players traveling for the July tests. The remaining players will serve as injury reserves. The final selection will be made toward the end of June.

Coach Gold said:

“It’s taken us some time to come up with this list of players and I’m very happy to see this group of guys make even more strides in the coming weeks.

“A huge thank you to all the MLR clubs, not just for working with us as we select this group, but also in delivering a competitive training and competition environment that will help us get on the front foot in the short time we have ahead of facing England and Ireland.

“We still have some work to do in terms of making final selections but we are excited to see the final squad of 30 come together and to play some meaningful games this year.”

The Eagles staff will include Rob Hoadley as an Assistant Coach and Eagle Alumnus Chris Wyles as a Coach Consultant for the July tests specifically. Hoadley has coached at Wasps, Stanford University, and San Diego Legion, while Wyles most recently spent 10 years with Saracens before retiring as a player.

Following the July test, the Eagles will assemble in September for a two-part Rugby World Cup qualification series against rivals Canada. The first match is yet to be confirmed, while the second will be on September 11 at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO. A final qualification series against a team from South America may follow along with a fall test schedule that is currently being organized.

USA Men’s Eagles 41-Player Extended Roster 

David Ainu’u Prop Toulouse (FRA) 9
Malon Al-Jiboori Flanker Ealing Trailfinders (ENG) 6
Harry Barlow Center New England Free Jacks uncapped
Michael Baska Scrumhalf Utah Warriors uncapped
Nick Boyer Scrumhalf Houston Sabercats 1
Marcel Brache Wing Western Force (AUS) 23
Nate Brakeley Lock Rugby United New York 23
Bryce Campbell Center Austin Gilgronis 32
Luke Carty Flyhalf LA Giltinis Uncapped
Nick Civetta Lock Rugby United New York 26
Ryan Rees Scrumhalf Rugby ATL Uncapped
Mike Dabulas Fullback Old Glory DC Uncapped
Ruben De Haas Scrumhalf Austin Gilgronis 17
Cam Dolan No. 8 NOLA Gold 51
Jamason Fa’anana Schultz Flanker Old Glory DC 2
Dylan Fawsitt Hooker Rugby United New York 15
Mike Sosene Feagai Hooker Old Glory DC 5
Hanco Germishuys Flanker Rugby United New York 21
Andrew Guerra Flanker NOLA Gold Uncapped
Riekert Hattingh No. 8 Seattle Seawolves Uncapped
Will Hooley Flyhalf Saracens (ENG) 15
Ryan James Wing LA Giltinis Uncapped
Mika Kruse Center/Wing Utah Warriors Uncapped
Titi Lamositele Prop Montpellier (FRA) 32
Matt Harmon Prop NOLA Gold Uncapped
AJ MacGinty Flyhalf Sale Sharks (ENG) 28
Will Magie Flyhalf Austin Gilgronis 26
Siaosi Mahoni Lock San Diego Legion 2
Ryan Matyas Wing San Diego Legion 12
Conner Mooneyham Wing Austin Gilgronis Uncapped
Gannon Moore Wing North Harbour (NZ) 4
Paul Mullen Prop Utah Warriors 18
Greg Peterson Lock Newcastle Falcons 30
KP Pifeleti Hooker Saracens 3
John Ryberg Wing LA Giltinis Uncapped
Joe Taufete’e Hooker Lyon (FRA) 27
Mike Te’o Wing Utah Warriors 28
Moni Tonga’uiha Flanker NOLA Gold Uncapped
Dino Waldren Prop NOLA Gold 19
Chance Wenglewski Prop Rugby ATL 6
Psalm Wooching Flanker San Diego Legion 4

USA Men’s Eagles Staff

Head Coach | Gary Gold
Asst Coach | Rob Hoadley
Coach Consultant | Chris Wyles
Head of Strength & Conditioning | Huw Bevan
Performance Analyst | Jimmy Harrison
Team Doctor | Marc Kowolsky
Athletic Trainer | Kristen Douhan
Asst Athletic Trainer | Ron Klingensmith
Team Manager | Oscar Alvarez
Asst Manager | Will Bevan

USA vs England
July 4, 2021
Twickenham Stadium, England
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USA vs Ireland
July 10, 2021
Aviva Stadium, Ireland
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