USA Hawks MLR Development Squad for Matches Against Super Rugby Americas Teams +

Update: Hayden Hill is not with the squad.

Major League Rugby and USA Rugby have collaborated for a series of exhibition matches against Super Rugby Americas clubs and other international development sides. The Hawks, a Men’s XVs developmental squad will compete in these matches beginning on March 4, 2023.

The team has been training in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is a co-initiative of World Rugby, USA Rugby, and Major League Rugby. The Hawks will provide a residential full-time competition environment for up-and-coming domestic talent and future USA Men’s Eagles prospects.

See the USA Rugby release.


Date Match Up Location
4-Mar-23 vs Selknam Santiago, CHI
10-Mar-23 vs Pampas Buenos Aires, ARG
15-Mar-23 vs Arg Desarrollo Buenos Aires, ARG
6-Apr-23 vs Cobras Brasil XV Charlotte, NC
15-Apr-23 vs Argentina U20 Charlotte, NC
21-Apr-23 vs Argentina U20 Charlotte, NC
29-Apr-23 vs Yacare Charlotte, NC


Name Primary Position Club USA Rugby Pathways
Trenton Rogers Prop NOLA Gold U23s, U20s, U18s
Maxime Wilson Lock HTX Academy USA Rugby Academy, U23s
Kyle Fulton Wing Dallas Jackals U23s
Tristan Cole Hooker Young Glory U23
William Whiteside Lock Rugby New York Ironworkers U23s
Hunter Blanchard Prop Houston SaberCats
Doyle Hedgepeth Prop Rugby New York Ironworkers USA Rugby Academy
Coleson Warner Flyhalf Utah Warriors U23 7s
Trace Bolstad Flyhalf Houston SaberCats
Matthew Gelhaus Lock Rugby ATL U20, U23, USA Rugby Academy
Evan Conlon Scrumhalf Rugby ATL U23s, U18s
Isaac Bales Hooker Rugby ATL
Manu Faoagali Hooker Unattached
Oliver Kane Prop San Diego Legion USA Academy 2022
Ivan Pula Prop New England Free Jacks USA Falcons
Marnus Spangenberg Flanker Houston SaberCats
Aminae Amiatu No. 8 San Diego Legion U18s, USA Rugby Academy
Isaiah Caver Lock Utah Warriors Selects USA Rugby Academy
Shane Fata Center New England Free Jacks U20s
D’Montae Noble Wing Old Glory DC USA Men’s Sevens, U23 7s
Elijah Hayes Prop Utah Warriors USA Rugby Academy, USA Falcons
Jason Tidwell Center Dallas Jackals
Kekoa Kauwe Scrumhalf Utah Warriors
Lucas Gramlick Lock American Raptors USA Rugby Academy
Christian Olney Wing NOLA Gold
Chase Suznevich Flyhalf Charlotte Rugby Club
Aidan Christians Flanker USA Men’s U20s
Hayden Hill Center Dallas Jackals


  • Head Coach: Brendan Keane
  • Assistant Coach: Neethling Gericke
  • Assistant Coach: Elvis Seveali’i
  • Strength & Conditioning: Alex Ross
  • Analyst: Jimmy Harrison

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