American Raptors Face Selknam in Super Rugby Americas Opener

The American Raptors open the Super Rugby Americas season in Santiago, Chile against Selknam Rugby on February 18 at at Estacio Municipal La Pintana at 4 pm MT (6 pm local).

On Twitter, the American Raptors indicated that “We are continuing to work through technical requirements with ESPN Sudamerica to broadcast tomorrow’s match to our North American fans. If everything goes to plan, tomorrow’s match will be available to fans in the U.S. and Canada on ESPN+

“If tomorrow’s match does not end up being streamed, we are confident that the rest of our away matches will be available to fans on the platform.


Selknam is comprised exclusively of Chilean players with a goal of maintaining continuity with the players in preparation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The American Raptors largely are a team of U.S. players with some players from Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, and Colombia at key positions. The team provides a pathway to develop U.S. talent.

The American Raptors are faced with a huge task playing against a National Team that will play in the 2023 Rugby World Cup. They will not be favored to win against teams from Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, while their best hope this season is against Cobras Brasil XV and Yacare XV (Paraguay).

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Selknam: 1 Salvador Lues 2 Tomás Dusaillant 3 Iñaki Gurruchaga 4 Santiago Pedrero 5 Pablo Huete 6 Clemente Saavedra 7 Ignacio Silva 8  Joaquín Milesi 9 Benjamín Videla 10 Rodrigo Fernández 11 Gaspar Moltedo 12 Santiago Videla 13 Matías Garafulic  14 Nicolás Garafulic 15 Francisco Urroz 16 Diego Escobar 17 Javier Carrasco 18 Lucas Bordigoni 19 Bruno Sáez 20 Raimundo Martínez 21 Lukas Carvallo 22 José Ignacio Larenas 23 Pablo Casas + Head Coach Nicolás Bruzzone

American Raptors: 1 Ma’ake Muti 2 Sione Finefeuiaki  3 Juan Echeverría 4 Mikey Grandy (C) 5 Will Crawford 6 Shawn Clark 7 Ronan Murphy 8 Diego Magno 9 Martín Landajo 10 Lucas González Amorosino 11Seimou Smith 12 Cassh Maluia13 Dom Iacovino 14 Ryan James 15 Ramiro Moyano 16 Franco Palillo 17 Payton Telea-Ilalio 18 Sebastián Otero 19 Max Dacey 20 Tommy Clark 21 Ethan McVeigh 22 Line Latu 23 Watson Filikitonga + Head Coach Sarah Chobot

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