The USA Men’s Eagles held a camp in Glendale, Colorado ahead of their Rugby World Cup Final Qualification Tournament preparations in South Africa as they compete under the USA Falcons name on October 14 and 21 as part of the Toyota Challenge at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
The Toyota Cheetahs compete in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and the Airlink Pumas in the Currie Cup. Streaming details for the Toyota Challenge matches and Final Qualification Tournament will be announced shortly.
USA MEN’S FALCONS MATCH SCHEDULE
- Friday, October 14, 2022, at 12:00 PM ET: Toyota Cheetahs vs USA Men’s Falcons
- Friday, October 21, 2022, at 5:45 AM ET: Airlink Pumas vs USA Men’s Falcons
The Toyota Challenge will be part of the Men’s Eagles’ preparation for the Rugby World Cup qualifier this November in Dubai, in which they will compete against Hong Kong, Kenya, and Portugal for the final place in the Rugby World Cup 2023.
A majority of the Men’s Eagles player pool participated in the Glendale, CO camp last month for a multi-week training assembly to align on fitness and conditioning goals before taking the pitch in match play. Coach Gold and staff have taken full advantage of 30 players from the Glendale assembly who will make up the Falcons player pool in South Africa.
Alex Cullen Maughan and Ethan McVeigh will join a USA development squad in Uruguay for two matches against Uruguay XV and Argentina XV. Those two fixtures will be played on Oct 13 and Oct 18 respectively.
Following the exhibition matches in South Africa, the USA will head right to Dubai for their final qualification series and will be joined by pool players currently in-season with European clubs.
USA MEN’S FALCONS TOYOTA CHALLENGE PLAYER POOL
|FIRST NAME||LAST NAME||CLUB|
|Nate||Augspurger||San Diego Legion|
|Nick||Civetta||Rugby New York|
|Michael||De Waal||Austin Gilgronis|
|Jamason||Fa’anana-Schultz||Old Glory DC|
|Dylan||Fawsitt||Rugby New York|
|Kaleb||Geiger||Rugby New York|
|Cory||Gilliland-Daniel||Old Glory DC|
|Jack||Iscaro||Old Glory DC|
|Nathan||Sylvia||San Diego Legion|
|Duncan||Van Schalkwyk||Rugby ATL|
|Chance||Wenglewski||Rugby New York|
|Mitch||Wilson||New England FreeJacks|
|Benjamin||Bonasso||Rugby New York|