BHSAAs continue Rugby 4 Nations tournament against Italy Tuesday

BHSAAs continue Rugby 4 Nations tournament against Italy Tuesday

RIO CUARTO, Argentina – The USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans return to action Tuesday against Italy in the second match of their 2014 Four Nations campaign in Argentina.

The BHSAAs are fresh off of a tough but hard-fought, 35-13, loss to Argentina, with a mostly unchanged side taking the field led by match captain and number eight Brian Nault (Shelton RFC) in place of the injured Center Calvin Whiting (United RFC). This will be the first match-up between the teams since the 31-6 victory for Italy against the U.S.A. in the Semifinal of the 2007 World Junior Championships, which featured the likes of capped Eagles Scott Lavalla, Liam Murphy, and Shawn Pittman. Nate Ebner and Zack Test, currently with the Men’s Eagles Sevens program, were also members of the team.

The BHSAAs are led by Head Coach Salty Thompson, who is looking forward to the great contest.

"Italy is a formidable opponent," he said. "We are excited about playing a team of this quality in a tournament format, and this is exactly the type of development to best prepare players for the Junior All-Americans and possibly the Eagles."

Follow live match updates from Argentina on Twitter with @aarugby, the official account of the USA Rugby All-American program.

USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans | v Italy
1. Darien Pickett
2. Steven Branham
3. Jack Iscaro
4. Leki Fotu
5. Siaosi Mahoni
6. Wesley Parker
7. Malcolm May
8. Brian Nault (C)
9. Louis Mulholland
10. Ben Cima
11. Aaron Matthews
12. Lorenzo Thomas
13. Seth Halliman
14. Joeli Tikoisuva
15. Mitchell Wilson

USA Rugby Boys High School All-Americans | Reserves
16. Connor Cudeback
17. Suwaiter Poch
18. Derise Fuga
19. Liam Jimmons
20. Reed Heynen
21. Junior Helu
22. Alex Walsh
23. D'arman Notoa

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  • Guest - Scott De.

    Good to see 1 Darien Pickett getting starts AT PROP. Good athlete played #9 this pass season.