USA Rugby South Panthers Add Pro Rugby Experience To Squad

For Immediate Release

Furthering its mission to offer higher level opportunities for it players, coaches and supporters, USA Rugby South expands its senior playing squad for two games against Life University on November 6, 2016.

The Panthers welcome Pro Rugby players Matt Hughston and Cameron Falcon into the expanded squad. Hughston, a past Panther captain, spent the spring season with the Ohio Aviators while Falcon, from New Orleans, joins the Panthers after a season with the Sacramento Express.

An additional Panther team creates a larger pipeline of players challenging for positions in the spring Rugby Americas North (RAN) competition and it also means additional coaching opportunities. Morrision Tavana, with experience in the French Top 14 and Pete Redmond of Augusta, GA join the coaching ranks with returning assistants Francesco Balsas (Atlanta Old White) and Renaldo Arroyo (Valdosta State U) under Head Coach Rene Daniel (USARS).

The Panther squad:

Adam Hicks Birmingham
Alex Czajkowski Richmond Lions
Alexander Tucci Okapi Wanderers
Amro Gouda Charlotte
Austin Grant Valdosta State U
Brendan Smith Birmingham
Calvin Storey Raleigh
Cameron Falcon New Orleans
Chase Riemer Chattanooga
Chris Milledge Charlotte
Corey Jones U of Arkansas
Daniel DeLand Camp Lejeune
David Coleman Birmingham
Hein Erasmus Miami Tridents
Irving Carcamo Charlotte
Jarrett Gartin North Atlanta
Joe Bambinelli Atlanta Old White
Jonathan Brewi Memphis
Jose Laphitzondo Miami
Kyle Hudson Chattanooga
Lucas Baistrocchi Okapi Wanderers
Lyall Harrison Chattanooga
Mason Arcacha Okapi Wanderers
Matt Hughston Ohio Aviators
Nathan Ring Nashville
Ramiro Alvo Okapi Wanderers
Robert Smith Birmingham
Ronn Omondi Atlanta Old White
Saade Bou-Mikael New Orleans
Spencer Hansen Memphis Blues
Stephen Cappello Orlando
Todd Sherer Columbia
Waymon Cassell Nashville
Wayne Chermely Knoxville
Zach Blalock Birmingham
Zach Miller North Atlanta
Coaches and Staff
Rene Daniel, Head Coach USARS
Francesco Balsas Atlanta Old White
Renaldo Arroya Valdosta St U
Morrison Tavana USARS
Pete Redmond Augusta

Craig Weyer, Medical New River Wellness Institute
Gary Kent, Mgr. Columbus/Fort Benning
Kevin Kitto, Dir of Rugby USARS

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