Select XV suffer loss at hands of Jaguars
It was a tough day at the office for the USA Select XV as they took on the Argentina Jaguars in the second round the the Americas Rugby Championships in Cordoba, Argentina. The Jaguars tallied 45 points total, 30 of which came in the first half, against the Select XV, who finished with 12. A try from hooker Chris Biller got the Select XV on the board as he crossed the line in the 53rd minute. Biller's teammate at Golden Gate, Samu Manoa, scored the second five-pointer in the 80th minute. The try was was converted by Nese Malifa whose successful attempt ended the match.
The Select XV will square-off with Canada Selects on Friday in the final round of the ARC.
USA Select XV
1. Tala Esera (Tama Laie Lions) 2. Chris Biller (San Francisco Golden Gate) 3. Ross Silverman (Unattached) 4. Samu Manoa (San Francisco Golden Gate) 5. Tom Katzfey (New York Athletic Club) 6. Patrick Danahy (Life University) 7. Vai Notoa (Tama Laie Lions) 8. *Nic Johnson (Denver Barbarians) 9. Benny Mateialona (Life University) 10. Volney Rouse (Te Kawau) 11. Zachary Test (Loughbrough University) 12. Gareth Jones (Young Munster) 13. Troy Hall (New York Athletic Club) 14. Duncan Kelm (San Diego State University) 15. Taivalu Enosa (Belmont Shore)
Reserves: 16. Phillip Thiel (Life University) 17. Eric Fry (Unattached) 18. Brian Doyle (New York Athletic Club) 19. Matthew Hawkins (Belmont Shore) 20. Shalom Suniula (Brisbane) 21. Nese Malifa (Glendale Raptors) 22. Andrew Suniula (Chicago Griffins)
Unavailable for selection due to injury: Alipate Tuilevuka (ankle), Milemoti Pulu (ankle) , Dan LaPrevotte (Knee)
Tries: Biller (46'), Manoa (80') Penalties: none Conversions: Malifa (80')
Substitutions: Fry on for Silverman (40'), Thiel on for Esera (40'), Malifa on for Rouse (53'), S. Suniula on for Mateialona (59'), A. Suniula on for Jones (64'), Hawkins on for Notoa (65'), Doyle on for Katzfey (65')