USA Rugby Men’s National XVs Roster vs England

Head coach Gary Gold named his match-day 23 to face No. 3 world-ranked England on Sunday at Twickenham, KO 9 AM ET, which will be streamed live in the U.S. on  This is the first time the Eagles have assembled for a match since Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, which was also the last time they played England in the opening match of group play.

Gold has selected a squad comprised predominately of Major League Rugby talent with 351 cumulative test caps on the roster. Flanker Riekert Hattingh (Seawolves), flyhalf Luke Carty (Giltinis), and wing Mika Kruse (Warriors) will all make their national team debut as starters. Thirteen of the twenty-three players have World Cup experience.

Playing England is a huge challenge, especially after such a long absence in competitive international games, but is an invaluable one for players in facing the world’s top-ranked teams.

In their last meeting in Japan, the English defeated the Americans 45-7 with current Captain Bryce Campbell scoring the USA’s lone try.

Head Coach Gary Gold said, “We’ve had a good few days in England getting the guys back together with several productive training sessions under our belts. For us, the important thing is to ensure our younger players are exposed to this quality of competition early and often in their playing career. As we look ahead to World Cup qualification against Canada and now two test matches against Ireland, we are confident we will see the experience of these games pay dividends heading into the next two World cup cycles.”

USA Men’s XVs National Team Roster 

1. David Ainu’u Prop Toulouse (FRA) 9
2. Mikey Sosene-Feagai Hooker Old Glory DC 5
3. Paul Mullen Prop Utah Warriors 18
4. Gregory Peterson Lock Newcastle Falcons (ENG) 30
5. Nick Civetta Lock Rugby United New York 26
6. Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz Flanker Old Glory DC 2
7. Riekert Hattingh Flanker Seattle Seawolves Uncapped
8. Cam Dolan No. 8 NOLA Gold 51
9. Ruben de Haas Scrumhalf Austin Gilgronis 17
10. Luke Carty Flyhalf LA Giltinis Uncapped
11. Mika Kruse Wing Utah Warriors Uncapped
12. Bryce Campbell Center Austin Gilgronis 32
13. Marcel Brache Center Western Force (AUS) 23
14. Mikey Te’o Wing Utah Warriors 28
15. Will Hooley Fullback Saracens (ENG) 15
16. Joe Taufete’e Reserve Lyon (FRA) 27
17. Matt Harmon Reserve NOLA Gold Uncapped
18. Dino Waldren Reserve NOLA gold 19
19. Nate Brakeley Reserve Rugby United New York 23
20. Psalm Wooching Reserve San Diego Legion 4
21. Hanco Germishuys Reserve Rugby United New York 21
22. Michael Baska Reserve Utah Warriors Uncapped
23. Calvin Whiting Reserve Utah Warriors 1

USA Men’s XVs National Team Staff 

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

The USA vs England
July 4, 2021
Twickenham Stadium, England
Streamed LIVE on in the USA 

The USA vs Ireland
July 10, 2021
Aviva Stadium, Ireland
Streamed LIVE on in the USA

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