USA South Panthers To Compete At Savannah Tournament

Striving to build higher level rugby for its players, coaches and supporters, USA Rugby South will field two teams for the Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Tournament. This marks the third time the Panthers have presented two teams on a single weekend of competition. There are 20 clubs represented in the squad.

The pipeline of players that USA Rugby South is building will benefit from an association with Tiger Rugby for the Savannah Tournament. Tiger Rugby is a USA Rugby sanctioned Olympic Development Academy with numerous Eagles coming through their program. Joining our South coaches will be Tiger coach, Nese Malifa. Nese, a 15’s and 7’s Eagle and a member of two past Rugby World Cup squads, will assist in back line attack.

photo credit: USA Rugby South Panthers

The Panthers compete in the Rugby Americas North Competition which begins in May and the Savannah Tournament will serve as a final proving ground for those striving to represent the Panthers in international competition.

The roster for the Panther Red and Panther Blue squad for the Savannah Tournament:

Adam Bearden – Charleston
Adam Channel – Tiger Rugby
Alejandro Ospina – Charlotte
Amro Gouda – Charlotte
Bryan Baiss – Tampa Bay Krewe
Chase Riemer – Chattanooga
Chris Agnew – Knoxville
Chris Schade – Ohio Aviators
Cormac Kenan – Southern Pines
Daniel DeLand – Camp Lejeune
David Coleman – Birmingham
Dylan Desimone – Charlotte
Gerson Blaise – Atlanta Old White
Hein Erasmus – Miami Tridents
Irving Carcamo – Charlotte
Jarrett Gartin – North Atlanta
John Bryant – Charleston
Jonathan Brewi – Memphis Blues
Jordan Gunderson – Southern Pines
Kyle Hudson – Chattanooga
Lyall Harrison – Chattanooga
Matt Fontana – Atlanta Renegades
Matthew Mendelssohn – Charleston
Mike Marshall – Valdosta State University
Mitchell Brister – Atlanta Old White
Nathan Ring – Nashville
Nicholas Koldewey – Nashville
Rashaud Moore – Atlanta Old White
Saade Bou-Mikael – New Orleans
Shawn Riley – Southern Pines
Stephen Cappello – Mystic River
Stephen Hickey – Augusta
Waymon Cassell – Nashville
Wayne Chermely – Knoxville
Yousef Ali – Atlanta Renegades
Zach Miller – North Atlanta