Monday, April 22, 2013

USA Rugby in talks with Western Province utility back Marcel Brache?

Marcel Brache

According to This Is American Rugby, USA Rugby are understood to be in contact with Western Province utility back Marcel Brache to discuss to the possibility for him to play for the States at some point in the future.

Brache is Los Angeles born but moved to South Africa aged 4. The 25 year old is a regular for the Western Province Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup sides where he normally plays at inside centre but can also play all over the backline.

However despite being a regular starter in Western Province sides, he has yet to break into the Stormers Super Rugby side, only playing 46 minutes last year and being left out the list this year.

His continued lack of opportunity to progress beyond Currie Cup level in South Africa and now very unlikely chances to ever become a Springbok mean that there will be added chance for the USA to try and persuade him to make himself available for the Eagles which could potentially see him be able to feature in international rugby and at a World Cup.

Whilst with the USA already having solid centres Andrew Suniula and Paul Emerick both who have proven to be able to hold their own very well in defence against top sides, and also be able to hit the gainline hard, both are in their 30's and if the USA could add Brache to their options it would be useful as he would add depth all over the backline and could also challenge American Samoan born Suniula for the 12 jersey.

1 comment:

  1. brother this is your chance to get pay backs for not getting picked and age is a burden like potential All Blacks that don't get picked would play for other countries just to smash the All Blacks rip those boys up Springboks France couldn't, maybe this year's tri nations Springboks 32 (four tries, two penalty kicks) All Black's 14 (one try, two penalty kicks and one drop kick) eat those All Blacks yummy mmmm...