Men’s Junior All-Americans Set for World Rugby Trophy Qualifier

HOUSTON, TX. - The Men's Junior All-Americans will face Canada's U20s at Texas A&M's Penberthy Playing Field on June 12th and Rice University's Rugby Field on June 16th in their two match World Rugby Trophy Qualification Series. Taking place at 7 PM and 3:30 PM, respectively, admission to both matches will be free of charge with updates available by following @USARugby on social media.

Head Coach Scott Bracken and his 28 man squad arrived in Houston earlier this week to begin training and preparation to face rival-Canada. Last time both met in a World Rugby Trophy Qualification Series, they split the series with the Canadians earning the berth due to their cumulative points total.

With teams from all seven other regions already qualified, only one North American spot remains for the World Rugby tournament set to take place in Romania, August 24th.

Fans across Texas are encouraged to attend and show their support as the Men's Junior All-Americans represent their country on the greater journey to becoming Eagles. Likewise, philanthropic support is critical for athletes in age-grade programs to continue their journey to National Team selection.

To show your support for the Men's Junior All-Americans visit usarugby.org/trust or click here.

MEN'S JUNIOR ALL-AMERICAN ROSTER | 2018 WORLD RUGBY TROPHY QUALIFIER 

PLAYER SCHOOL/CLUB 
Ainuu, David Toulouse Rugby 
Bagley, Daryl American International College
Bradfield, Jack Cleveland Westside Rovers
Buckley, Connor Iona College
Dacey, Max Glendale Raptors
De Haas, Ruben Free State Cheetahs
Farmer, Kieran Houston SaberCats
James, Ryan Glendale Raptors
Johnson, Justin Life University
Johnstone, Campbell Mount St. Mary's University
Leddy, Alec Glendale Raptors 
Lialio, Payton St. Mary's College
Madden, Patrick Cal Poly State University - San Louis Obispo 
Mascolo, Santiago  Iona College
Mcleish, Stephen Lindenwood University
McVeigh, Ethan Old Mission Beach Athletic Club - Wallabies  
Medina, Patrick Austin Blacks 
Murphy, Ronan Saint Mary's College of California
Niumataiwalu, Noah Saint Joseph's University
Perry, Quinn Santa Monica Rugby 
Short, Devin San Diego Legion
Shotwell, Dillon Sam Houston State University
Teles, Bronson University of Arizona
Walsh, Sam Scots College (NZ)
Waguespack, William  NOLA Gold Rugby 
Wendling, John Central Washington University
Wiles, Jack St. Bonaventure University
Wilson, Bailey Utah United 

MEN'S JUNIOR ALL-AMERICAN STAFF | 2018 WORLD RUGBY TROPHY QUALIFIER

POSITION STAFF
Head Coach Scott Bracken
Assistant Coach Michael Engelbrecht
Assistant Coach Brendan O'Meara
Athletic Trainer Catherine Donahue
Team Manager Kevin McCorry 
Director of Rugby JD Stephenson 

MEN'S JUNIOR ALL-AMERICAN SCHEDULE | WORLD RUGBY TROPHY QUALIFIERS

v. Canada U20s
Tue, June 12 | 7 PM CT
Penberthy Playing Field (Texas A&M University)
Admission is free

v. Canada U20s
Tue, June 16 | 3:30 PM CT
Intramural Field (Rice University)
Admission is free