USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Roster vs All Blacks at FedEx Field in Washington, D.C

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – A young and exciting USA Men’s XVs National Team will take the pitch against the New Zealand All Blacks this Saturday, October 23 at FedExField in Washington, D.C. Kick off is set for 3:30 PM ET on FloRugby.com with tickets available here.

Also, scroll down to see yesterday’s Q&A with Ross Young, Jim Brown and Phaidra Knight re USA Rugby’s RWC bids.

Roster Highlights

  • Up to three (3) players could make their national team debut including starter Ryan James and reserves Chad Gough and Faka’osi Pifeleti

  • Pifeleti is the younger brother to Eagle Kapeli Pifeleti

  • All players represent Major League Rugby clubs

Head Coach Gary Gold said

“Facing the No. 2 team in the world is an incredible challenge for anyone and, as we’ve said many times, these are the high-pressure situations we want to put ourselves in.

“Matches like these can be a true test of character as they force split-second decisions in intense and hectic environments. This is an exciting opportunity for us to expose our younger players to the best in the world while allowing our experienced guys to be leaders and help guide the cohesion of the group.

“We are under no illusions for what lies ahead on Saturday. Our preparation has gone well, the spirit in the group is high and we look forward to having a vibrant and vocal home crowd behind us in the nation’s capital.”

USA Men’s Eagles Match-Day 23

NAME

POSITION

CLUB

CAPS TO DATE

1. Matt Harmon

Prop

NOLA Gold

4

2. Dylan Fawsitt

Hooker

Rugby United New York

19

3. Paul Mullen

Prop

Utah Warriors

24

4. Nate Brakeley

Lock

Rugby United New York

29

5. Nick Civetta

Lock

Rugby United New York

32

6. Andrew Guerra

Flanker

NOLA Gold

5

7. Hanco Germishuys

Flanker

Rugby United New York

26

8. Cam Dolan

No. 8

NOLA Gold

57

9. Nate Augspurger

Scrumhalf

San Diego Legion

30

10. Luke Carty

Flyhalf

LA Giltinis

5

11. Ryan Matyas

Wing

San Diego Legion

13

12. Bryce Campbell (C)

Center

Austin Gilgronis

38

13. Tavite Lopeti

Center

Seattle Seawolves

4

14. Ryan James

Wing

LA Giltinis

Debut

15. Will Hooley

Fullback

San Diego Legion

17

16. Chad Gough

Reserve Hooker

Utah Warriors

Debut

17. Faka’osi Pifeleti

Reserve Prop

San Diego Legion

Debut

18. Dino Waldren

Reserve Prop

NOLA Gold

21

19. Siaosi Mahoni

Reserve Lock

San Diego Legion

4

20. Moni Tonga’uiha

Reserve Flanker

NOLA Gold

1

21. Benjamin Bonasso

Reserve Flanker

Rugby United New York

1

22. Michael Baska

Reserve Scrumhalf

Utah Warriors

2

23. Mike Dabulas

Reserve Flyhalf

Old Glory DC

1

Men’s XVs National Team Traveling Staff

Head Coach | Gary Gold

Asst Coach, Defense | Rob Hoadley

Asst Coach, Backs | Steve Brett

Asst Coach, Forwards | Shawn Pittman

Coach, Strength & Conditioning | Huw Bevan

Performance Analyst | Jimmy Harrison

Team Doctor | Mark Sakr

Head Physiotherapist | Kristen Douhan

Athletic Trainer | Ron Klingensmith

Sports Massage Therapist | Daliah Hurwitz

Team Manager | Oscar Alvarez

Yesterday’s Q&A with Ross Young, Jim Brown and Phaidra Knight re USA Rugby’s RWC bids
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