Eagle Women Look To Women's World Cup Round 2

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The USA Women's National Team looks ahead now to Spain Sunday at the Women's Rugby World Cup.

Spain has been a tough opponent for the Eagles especially in 7s, but in 15s also.


The Spanish defend doggedly and are good at forcing and taking advantage of turnovers. The USA won their opening game, 24-12 over Italy in a game that produced a bonus point for four tries, but wasn't the Eagles' best work.


Video highlights here.

The big change for the USA lineup is that Alev Kelter, who came on as a sub against Italy and sparked the attack, will start at inside center.


Two-time try-scorer Kristen Thomas returns at wing.


Player of the game against Italy, flanker Sue Parsons, also returns.


But there's a shift at the front row where Sam Pankey comes in at hooker.


USA Pos Spain
Cheta Emba 15 Iera Echebarria
Naya Elena Tapper 14 Amaia Erbina
Nicole Heavirland 13 Vanesa Rial
Alev Kelter 12 Marina Bravo
Kristen Thomas 11 Uri Barrutieta
Kimber Rozier 10 Patricia Garcia
Deven Owsiany 9 Anne Fernandez de Corres
Catherine Benson 1 Isabel Rico
Sam Pankey 2 Aroa Gonzalez (c)
Tiffany Faaee (c) 3 Jeanina Vinueza
Stacey Bridges 4 Maria Ribera
Abby Gustaitis 5 Rocio Garcia
Sara Parsons 6 Diana Gasso
Kate Zackary 7 Paula Medin
Jordan Gray 8 Angela Del Pan
Kathryn Augustyn 16 Saioa Jaurena
Jamila Reinhardt 17 Isabel Macias
Hope Rogers 18 Laura Delgado
Alycia Washington 19 Berta Garcia
Kristine Sommer 20 Elena Redondo
Kayla Canett 21 Carmen Perez
Sylvia Braaten 22 Maria Ahis
JJ Javelet 23 Maria Casado

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