Men’s Eagles announce squad changes for homestand of Americas Rugby Championship 2019

USA embarks on final three test matches on U.S. soil

AUSTIN, TX. - The USA Men's Eagles have announced changes to the full squad for the final three rounds of the Americas Rugby Championship 2019 taking place on home soil.

After receiving a red card during the USA's previous match against Argentina XV, center Paul Lasike's appeal to the judicial decision was upheld, reducing his original suspension from four weeks to one week. Lasike fulfilled the suspension when he sat out from playing with his professional club (Harlequins) during the ARC 2019 bye week. The athlete will now be available for selection to the remaining matches of the Americas Rugby Championship.

Along with Lasike, hooker Joe Taufete'e will remain with the team in camp as he recovers from a minor knee injury sustained against Argentina XV.

Additional changes to the originally named squad are as follows:

  • USA Captain Blaine Scully returns having recovered from an injury
  • Titi Lamositele, AJ MacGinty, Harley Wheeler and Duncan Van Schalkwyk return to their respective clubs
  • Luke Hume will be unavailable due to injury
  • Samu Manoa will be unavailable due to personal reasons
  • Peter Malcolm and Nate Augspurger may be available for selection pending return to play protocol
  • Ben Landry rejoins the squad after successful completion of HIA 

The following athletes will now join the Eagles from their respective clubs and be available for selection at some point within the remaining three matches: David Ainuu, Mike Te'o, Will Hooley, Nick Boyer.


VIEW CURRENT ARC 2019 STANDINGS 


The Americas Rugby Championship 2019 resumes this Saturday, Feb 23 with the United States playing three consecutive test matches on home soil. Brazil will be first up in Austin, Texas with two matches in Seattle, WA against Uruguay (Mar 2) and rival-Canada (Mar 8). Tickets are available at usarugby.org/tickets with all matches streamed LIVE on FloRugby exclusively in the United States.

USA Men's Eagles Full Squad 

Players currently available for selection to the final three test matches of ARC 2019

View originally named squad here 

PlayerPositionClubCaps
David AinuuPropToulouse (FRA)2
Malon Al-JibooriFlanker / No. 8Glendale Raptors1
Dylan AudsleyWingSan Diego Legion7
Nick BoyerScrumhalfSan Diego Legion1
Marcel BracheWingWestern Force/Perth (AUS)13
Nate BrakeleyLockRugby United New York16
Bryce CampbellCenterLondon Irish (ENG)22
Nick CivettaLockDoncaster Knights (ENG)19
Shaun DaviesScrumhalfGlendale Raptors20
Ruben de HaasScrumhalfFree State Cheetahs (RSA)8
Cam DolanNo. 8NOLA Gold41
Dylan FawsittHookerRugby United New York7
Hanco GermishuysFlankerGlendale Raptors12
James HilterbrandHookerManly Marlins (AUS)17
Will HooleyFlyhalfBedford Blues (ENG)6
Ben LandryLockEaling Trailfinders (ENG) 15
Paul LasikeCenterHarlequins (ENG)10
Tadhg LeaderFlyhalfNew England Free Jacks1
Will MagieFlyhalfGlendale Raptors20
Gannon MooreWingUtah Warriors3
Paul MullenPropHouston Sabercats7
Greg PetersonLockBordeaux Bégles (FRA)21
Kapeli PifeletiHookerSan Diego Legionuncapped
John QuillFlankerRugby United New York30
Blaine Scully (C)WingCardiff Blues (WAL)43
Tevita TameilauFlankerGlasgow Warriors (SCO)13
Joe Taufete'eHookerWorcester Warriors (ENG)20
Mike Te'oWingSan Diego Legion21
Dino WaldrenPropLondon Scottish (ENG)16
Chance WenglewskiPropLindenwood University2

USA Men's Eagles Staff

Head Coach | Gary Gold
Assistant Coach, Backs & Attack | Greg McWilliams
Assistant Coach, Forwards | Shawn Pittman
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Huw Bevan
Performance Analyst | Jimmy Harrison
Team Doctor | Mark Sakr (Chile, Argentina Uruguay, Canada)
Head Athletic Trainer | Kevin Ng
Assistant Athletic Trainer | Kristen Douhan
Team Manager | Chris Hanson

Americas Rugby Championship 2019 Schedule & Results

LIVE on FloRugby in the United States

vs Chile | 71-8 (W)

vs Argentina XV | 45-14 (L)

BYE WEEK

Saturday, Feb 23
vs Brazil | 7:10 PM CT
Dell Diamond, Austin, TX
Get Tickets

Saturday, Mar 2
vs Uruguay | 7:10 PM PT
Starfire Sports, Seattle, WA
Get Tickets

Friday, Mar 8
vs Canada | 7:10 PM PT
Starfire Sports, Seattle, WA
Get Tickets

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About the Americas Rugby Championship

The Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) is an international, round-robin competition at the test level which features six competing teams from North and South America including Argentina XV, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Uruguay and USA. All matches contested in the ARC count for rankings points and test caps with the exception of those played against Argentina XV who compete as a secondary national team. Originally introduced as a development tournament, the Americas Rugby Championship began operating at the senior international level in 2016 where Argentina XV (who remained as part of the setup) claimed the inaugural championship and USA took runners-up. USA are currently reigning champions having won both the 2017 and 2018 ARC with Argentina XV runners-up in both years.

ARC Points Structure

Win - 4 points
Draw - 2 points
Loss - 0 points

Bonus
Scoring 4+ tries - 1 point
Losing by 7 or fewer points - 1 point

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