Eagles Picked For June Tests

USA Rugby has announced its Men's National 15s Team squad for the upcoming June test matches.

The Eagles will be playing Russia June 9 in Denver, Scotland June 16 in Houston, and Canada June 23 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Of the 30 national team athletes entering training camp, more than half will join the squad from Major League Rugby. In addition, the USA players playing overseas are available for selection, making for a few changes in the squad compared to the Americas Rugby Championship in February.

Overseas players Blaine Scully, Joe Taufete'e, Nick Civetta, Ruben de Haas, Chris Baumann, Samu Manoa, AJ MacGinty, James Hilterbrand, Will Hooley, and Eric Fry (back from injury) are all in the squad. So is David Tameilau, who was playing in France before moving back to the USA to play with the Utah MLR team.

"We are really excited about the group of guys coming into camp this month," said USA head coach Gary Gold. "After a successful start to the season and with the return of several key players, the men are anxious to begin training for three challenging test matches ahead."

While Mike Te'o is out injured, Marcel Brache is back from injury and ready to play again.

Some new faces are also on the list: Ulster prop Callum Black and Houston SaberCats front-rower Paul Mullen get a shot at a first cap.


MEN'S EAGLES ROSTER | 2018 JUNE TEST SERIES 

Player

Club

Position

Dylan Audsley

San Diego Legion

Center

Nate Augspurger

San Diego Legion

Scrumhalf

Chris Baumann

Leicester Tigers (ENG)

Prop

Callum Black

Ulster Rugby (IRE)

Prop

Marcel Brache

Perth/Western Force (AUS)

Center

Bryce Campbell

Glendale Raptors

Center

Ben Cima

San Diego Legion

Flyhalf

Nick Civetta

Newcastle Falcons (ENG)

Lock

Shaun Davies

Glendale Raptors

Scrumhalf

Cam Dolan

San Diego Legion

No. 8

Dylan Fawsitt

Glendale Raptors

Hooker

Eric Fry

Vannes Rugby (FRA)

Prop

Hanco Germishuys

Austin Elite

Flanker

Ruben de Haas

Free State Cheetahs (RSA)

Scrumhalf

James Hilterbrand

Manly Marlins (AUS)

Hooker

Will Hooley

Bedford Blues (ENG)

Flyhalf

Olive Kilifi

Seattle Seawolves 

Prop

Tony Lamborn

San Diego Legion

Flanker

Ben Landry

Glendale Raptors

Lock

Paul Lasike

Utah Warriors

Center

AJ MacGinty

Sale Sharks (ENG)

Flyhalf

Will Magie

Glendale Raptors

Flyhalf

Samu Manoa 

Toulon (FRA)

Lock

Siaosi Mahoni

San Diego Legion

Lock

Ryan Matyas

San Diego Legion

Wing

Paul Mullen

Houston SaberCats

Prop

John Quill

Glendale Raptors

Flanker

Blaine Scully

Cardiff Blues (WAL)

Fullback

David Tameilau

Utah Warriors

Flanker

Joe Taufete'e 

Worcester Warriors (ENG)

Hooker 


MEN'S EAGLES STAFF | 2018 JUNE TEST SERIES 


General Manager

Dave Hodges

Head Coach

Gary Gold

Assistant Coach

Shawn Pittman

Assistant Coach

Greg McWilliams

Performance Analyst

Jimmy Harrison

Team Manager

Chris Hanson

Head Athletic Trainer

Kevin Ng

Team Doctor 

Sam Akhavn (Denver)

Team Doctor 

Vince Lai (Denver) 

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Kristen Douhan (Denver)

Team Doctor

Matt Schmitz (Houston)  

Assistant Athletic Trainer 

Matt Lopez (Houston & Halifax)

Team Doctor

Bruce Miller (Halifax) 


USA MEN'S EAGLES SCHEDULE | 2018 JUNE TEST SERIES 

Emirates Airline Summer Series
vs. Russia
Sat, June 9 | 6 PM MT
Dick's Sporting Good's Park
Denver, CO

Emirates Airline Summer Series
vs. Scotland
Sat, June 16| Time TBA
BBVA Compass Stadium
Houston, TX

vs. Canada
Sat, June 23 | 3 PM ET
Wanderers Grounds
Halifax, NS