The USA Eagles have final come up with their final 35 players that they will be using for their November tour dates, including the USA vs. All-Blacks match in Chicago on November 1st. The Eagles are making sure to bring their most competitive team yet, including players that are under contract with premier teams overseas. A deal made between USA Rugby and the Primerships will allow those contracted players to play with the Eagles against the All-Blacks, but they will not be made available for the remaining of the November tour, including matches against Romania, Tonga and Fiji.
“We took five props on this tour, including Eric against the All Blacks, so we can give them four weeks of good training time with the Eagles at this level of rugby,” Tolkin said. “It will be great for them. We’ll see how they develop and what kind of progress they’ve made, and we’ll see if they’re guys we want to keep in the system.
It’ll be interesting to see what the USA can do against this New Zealand super team. The results of this match will most certainly have long lasting effects on where the sport and the team can go in the United States.
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