USA Eagles Rugby World Cup Roster Announced

After a tight match against the Harlequins, last Sunday, the final roster for the Rugby World Cup has been announced this morning.

As has been speculated for the last several weeks, long time face of USA Rugby and former captain, Todd Clever, does not appear on the roster list. The rest of the roster stands out to be about as expected. There are four USA Eagles Sevens players on the roster, including Danny Barrett, Andrew Durutalo, Zack Test and Brett Thompson. AJ McGinty and Thretton Palamo are the must see players for this roster. McGinty has been a player to watch with his excellent kicking and strong decision making which was highlighted during the Pacific Nations Cup and Harlequins match. Thretton Palamo is back in the Rugby World Cup since he debuted at 19 1/2 years old in 2007. After taking some time to play Rugby and collegiate football at University of Utah, he has steadily shown to be a force to be reckoned with with his strong running style.

Men’s Eagles | Rugby World Cup 2015
Danny Barrett – Men’s Eagles Sevens
Chris Baumann – Santa Monica RC
Cameron Dolan – Cardiff Blues (Wales)
Andrew Durutalo – Men’s Eagles Sevens
Zach Fenoglio – Glendale Raptors RFC
Eric Fry – Newcastle Falcons (England)
Seamus Kelly – San Francisco Golden Gate RFC
Olive Kilifi – Seattle Saracens RC
Niku Kruger – Glendale Raptors RFC
Titi Lamositele – Saracens FC (England)
Scott LaValla – Stade Francais CASG (France)
AJ MacGinty – Life Rugby
Samu Manoa – RC Toulonnais (France)
Al McFarland – NYAC
Matekitonga Moeakiola – Castenet (France)
Takudzwa Ngwenya – Biarritz Olympique (France)
Folau Niua – Men’s Eagles Sevens
Thretton Palamo – London Welsh RFC (England)
Greg Peterson – Glasgow Warriors (Scotland)
Mike Petri – NYAC
John Quill – NYAC
Blaine Scully (Vice Captain) – Cardiff Blues (Wales)
Hayden Smith – Saracens FC (England)
Louis Stanfill – Seattle Saracens RC
Andrew Suniula – CSM Bucuresti (Romania)
Shalom Suniula – Seattle Saracens RC
Joseph Taufete’e – Belmont Shore RFC
Zack Test – Men’s Eagles Sevens
Phil Thiel – Life Rugby
Brett Thompson – Men’s Eagles Sevens
Chris Wyles (Captain) – Saracens FC (England)

Men’s Eagles | Rugby World Cup 2015 Staff
Mike Tolkin – Head Coach
Justin Fitzpatrick – Assistant Coach (Forwards)
Nate Osborne – Assistant Coach (Backs/Attack)
Phil Bailey – Assistant Coach (Defence)
David Williams – Strength and Conditioning Coach
Chris O’Brien – Assistant Coach (Video Analyst)
Paul Goulding – Video Analyst
Richard Quincy – Physiotherapist
Zach Vyhnanek – Physiotherapist
Sarah Sall – Massage Therapist
Matt Schmitz – Doctor (Samoa/Scotland)
Sam Akhavan – Doctor (South Africa/Japan)
Brad Norris – Doctor (South Africa)
Steve Durant – Sports Psychologist
Matt McCarthy – Media Manager
Kevin Battle – Assistant Team Manager
Tristan Lewis – Team Manager

Men’s Eagles | Rugby World Cup 2015
v. Samoa – Sunday, Sept. 207 a.m. ET
v. Scotland – Sunday, Sept. 279:30 a.m. ET
v. South Africa – Wednesday, Oct. 7 – noon ET
v. Japan – Sunday, Oct. 113 p.m. ET

SOURCE: http://usarugby.org/mens-eagles-news/item/rugby-world-cup-2015-squad-announced

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