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USA Men’s Rugby Names Squad for July Tests vs England & Ireland

USA Rugby Men’s Head Coach Gary Gold selected his traveling roster for the USA Men’s XVs National Team’s tests against England on July 4 at Twickenham and Ireland on July 10 at Aviva Stadium.

Twenty-two of the thirty-player squad comes from Major League Rugby clubs, ten of which could earn their first test cap. AJ MacGinty will the squad as Captain for what will be the first time the USA side has assembled as a group since Rugby World Cup 2019.

Since the World Cup, each athlete has been playing in a high-performance setting with quality competition.

Coach Gold said: “It has been a tough road for us in terms of organizing travel logistics and narrowing in on this 30-player roster but I am excited to see these guys perform in July. What we’ve seen in the MLR has made an immeasurable impact on our ability to select players who have the talent and capability to compete at a high level.

“We have two highly difficult tests in England and Ireland and with a large number of uncapped players, we want to use this as an opportunity to expose our young guys to the rigorous demands of facing the top teams in the world. These are the types of matches that will force us to be at our best and build a meaningful depth chart in the leadup to France in 2023.

“I know I speak for everyone involved when I say we are incredibly anxious to get together as a group and see the young talent grow alongside our experienced players. This will be a cycle like no other and we welcome the challenge.”

Kickoff times and broadcast information will be announced closer to the matches. The Men’s Eagles assemble in England the week of June 28.

Following July internationals, the Eagles will gather again in September for a two-part Rugby World Cup qualification series against rivals Canada. The Eagles will host the second match on Sept 11 at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO with details for the first match shared when confirmed. A final qualification series against a team from South America will follow suit in October.

USA MEN’S EAGLES ROSTER – JULY 2021 TESTS

PLAYER NAME POSITION CLUB CAPS
David Ainu’u Prop Toulouse (FRA) 9
Michael Baska Scrumhalf Utah Warriors Uncapped
Marcel Brache Wing/Center Western Force (AUS) 23
Nate Brakeley Lock Rugby United New York 23
Bryce Campbell Center Austin Gilgronis 32
Luke Carty Flyhalf/Center 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
Jameson Faanana Schultz Flanker / No. 8 Old Glory DC 2
Mikey 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/Fullback Saracens (ENG) 15
Ryan James Wing LA Giltinis Uncapped
Mika Kruse Center/Wing Utah Warriors Uncapped
Titi Lamositele Prop Montpellier (FRA) 32
AJ MacGinty (C) Flyhalf Sale Sharks (ENG) 28
Siaosi Mahoni Lock San Diego Legion 2
Conner Mooneyham Wing Austin Gilgronis Uncapped
Paul Mullen Prop Utah Warriors 18
Greg Peterson Lock Newcastle Falcons (ENG) 30
Kapeli Pifeleti Hooker Saracens (ENG) 3
Joe Taufete’e Hooker Lyon (FRA) 27
Mike Te’o Wing Utah Warriors 28
Chance Wenglewski Prop Rugby ATL 6
Psalm Wooching Flanker San Diego Legion 4

 

USA Men’s Eagles Staff | July 2021 Tests 
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

USA vs England
July 4, 2021
Twickenham Stadium, England
KO and Broadcast TBA

USA vs Ireland
July 10, 2021
Aviva Stadium, Ireland
KO and Broadcast TBA

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