Eagles roster announced for Pacific Nations Cup match against Canada

Eagles roster announced for Pacific Nations Cup match against Canada

BOULDER, Colo. – Men’s Eagles Head Coach Mike Tolkin released today the list of 24 players to appear in the first match of the Eagles’ 2013 spring/summer season in Edmonton, Canada, May 25.

Captain Todd Clever will lead the Eagles against border rival Canada in the Pacific Nations Cup match at Ellerslie Rugby Park. Tolkin has also included 14 players from the recent camp at Life University in Atlanta, including Mike MacDonald, Brian Doyle, and Andrew Suniula. Blaine Scully and Luke Hume will take advantage of a break in the Men’s Eagles Sevens’ schedule to meet up with the Eagles, as well.

Chris Biller is recovering from a foot injury and will be replaced by Tom Coolican. Chris Wyles, Scott Lavalla, Taku Ngwenya and Samu Manoa are finishing their commitments abroad.

Saturday's match will open the Eagle's 2013 schedule following their first test series win in November on the Fall Tour against Russia, Tonga and Romania. The Eagles will go head-to-head with Tonga at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., June 14 in the second Pacific Nations Cup match before finishing the series in Japan on June 19 and 23.

Tolkin is preparing the Eagles for the match against Canada with a camp in Glendale, Colo., May 17-22. After the trip north of the border, the Eagles will then travel to Houston, Texas, in preparation for the international test against Ireland at BBVA Compass Stadium June 8.

Men’s Eagles | Pacific Nations Cup vs. Canada

1. Shawn Pittman
2. Zach Fenoglio
3. Eric Fry
4. Brian Doyle
5. Louis Stanfill
6. John Quill
7. Peter Dahl
8. Todd Clever
9. Robbie Shaw
10. Toby L’Estrange
11. James Paterson
12. Andrew Suniula
13. Troy Hall
14. Luke Hume
15. Adam Siddall
16. Tom Coolican
17. Phil Thiel
18. Nick Wallace
19. Graham Harriman
20. Liam Murphy
21. Chris Saint
22. Seamus Kelly
23. Blaine Scully

Men’s Eagles Staff | Pacific Nations Cup vs. Canada
Mike Tolkin - Head Coach
Tristan Lewis - Manager
David Schneider - Doctor
Dan Payne - Assistant Coach
Tony Smeeth - Assistant Coach
Derek Dowling - Assistant Coach
Dave Williams - Strength and Conditioning Coach
Paul Goulding - Video Analyst
Kristen Douhan - Physiotherapist
Zach Vyhnanek - Physiotherapist

Men’s Eagles | Pacific Nations Cup vs. Canada
4:00 P.M. ET Saturday, May 25

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Comments (3)

  • Guest (Brendan)

    So wait....does this mean Samu's back in the fold after using us to get a contract with Saints?

  • Guest (Nancy Beech)

    Samu didn't use you or the US. Most players play for a team and their country. Samu has the final of the Aviva Premiership on Saturday and I expect his contract ties him into that commitment legally. I'm sure the lad who is playing instead would prefere that Samu did't just pop back into the team with no practice and training. Canada will win anyway and Samu is off to France after hopefully lifting the Aviva trophy. Go Saints!

  • Guest (Guest)

    When it really matters: 1.Shawn Pittman 2.Chris Biller 3.Eric Fry 4.Brian Doyle 5.Louis Stanfill 6.John Quill 7.Cam Dolan 8.Todd Clever 9.Robbie Shaw 10.Toby L'Estrange 11.Zack Pangelinan 12.Andrew Suniula 13.Troy Hall 14.Luke Hume 15.Blaine Scully 16.Zach Fenoglio 17.Phil Thiel 18.Mike MacDonald 19.Graham Harriman 20.Peter Dahl 21.Shaun Davies 22.Seamus Kelly 23.James Paterson