O'Sullivan names squad to face Tonga 'A'

O'Sullivan names squad to face Tonga 'A'

USA Select XV Prepare for Tonga 'A'

The USA Select XV arrived in Argentina late Thursday evening and have spent their time preparing for the tournament opener against Tonga 'A' tomorrow.  With a squad of 26 to choose from, Eddie O'Sullivan has announced the roster for the match. 

"Getting used to the team systems in defense, continuity, attack and set piece is a big ask. Couple that with all the terminology that goes along with those systems and it is a lot for these players to take on board in a short period of time," O'Sullivan said on http://www.ruckingball.com.  "But these players are not immue to hard work and relish the opportunity to be in an environment that is as close to professional rugby as they can get at this moment. They also see this as a great opportunity to force their way into the Eagles Squad that will tour in Europe during November."

Select XV

1. Anthony Purpura (Boston RFC)

2. Phillip Thiel (Life)

3. Eric Fry (Unattached)

4. Samu Manoa (San Francisco Golden Gate)

5. Brian Doyle (New York Athletic Club)

6. Patrick Danahy (Life)

7. Matthew Hawkins (Belmont Shore)

8. Nic Johnson* (Denver Barbarians)

9. Shalom Suniula (Brisbane Breakers)

10. Nese Malifa (Glendale Raptors)

11. Zachary Test (Loughbrough University)

12. Andrew Suniula (Chicago Griffins)

13. Alipate Tulievuka (Old Puget Sound Beach)

14. Milemoti Pulu (East Palo Alto)

15. Taivalu Enosa (Belmont Shore)

 

Reserves:

16. Chris Biller (San Francisco Golden Gate)

17. Tala Esere (Tama Laie Lions)

18. Dan LaPrevotte (San Francisco Golden Gate)

19. Vai Notoa (Tama Laie Lions)

20. Benny Mateialona (Life)

21. Volney Rouse (Te Kawau)

22. Troy Hall (NYAC)

*Captain

 

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