Monday, October 28, 2013

USA Squad for November Internationals

USA Eagles headcoach Mike Tolkin has named a squad of thirty-three players for the end of year series which will see the USA host the New Zealand Maori this coming weekend before flying to Tblisi to face Georgia and then take on Russia in London. The Squad features home grown and exported players and many are only to feature in certain fixtures. The good news is the English based players are to feature for both tests, which could see the USA rise in the IRB World Rankings. 

The squad is not at full strength with there being a number of notable players excluded. Regular second-rower Lou Stanfill is out through injury as is back-rower John Quill while both Brian Doyle and Liam Murphy are also injured. Curious is the inclusion of Luke Hume who had been said to have pulled out of representing the USA at the Rugby League World Cup after breaking his leg. He will play for the USA Eagles but Taku Ngwenya will not with the winger having been excluded to help his struggling club Biarritz fight to avoid relegation. 

USA Eagles Squad

NAMECLUBAVAILABILITY
Derek AsbunUni Cape Town, South Africa
Inaki BasauriTarbes Pyrenees, France
Blake BurdetteNew York Athletic Club 
Todd CleverNTT Shining Arcs, Japan
Joe CowleyLife Rugby
John CullenSeattle-OPSB
Peter DahlBelmont Shore
Shaun DaviesUnattached
Cameron DolanLife Rugby
Zach FenoglioGlendale
Eric FryLondon Scottish, England
Graham HarrimanMetropolis
Luke HumeUnattached
Seamus KellyUniversity of California
Titi LamositeleSaracens, England
Patrick LatuMetropolis
Scott LaVallaStade Francais Paris, France
Toby L'EstrangeNew York Athletic Club
Samu ManoaNorthampton Saints, England
Tim MaupinSan Francisco Golden Gate
Folau NiuaMen's Eagles Sevens
Zach PangelinanOld Mission Beach Athletic Club
Mike PetriNew York Athletic Club
Shawn PittmanSeattle-OPSB
Blaine ScullyLeicester Tigers, England
Robbie ShawEsher, England
Adam SiddallOld Blue
Kyle SumsionBrigham Young University
Andrew SuniulaLondon Wasps, England
Phil ThielLife Rugby
Tai TuisamoaOld Mission Beach Athletic Club
Nick WallaceOlympic Club
Chris WylesSaracens, England

November 2013 Tour

November 9 USA Eagles v New Zealand Maori - Philadelphia
November 16 Georgia v USA Eagles - Tbilisi, Georgia 
 November 23 Russia v USA Eagles - London, England 

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