USA SELECT NAMED FOR GLENDALE
Glendale, Colo. – The USA Select side will play in a training match at Infinity Park on Wednesday evening against local club team, the Glendale Raptors.
As part of their Rugby World Cup (RWC) preparations, the Eagles played Canada in Toronto on the weekend. A crowd of more than 10,000 spectators witnessed a back-and-forth battle, seeing Canada hold on for a 28-22 win. The return match at Infinity Park on August 13 is eagerly anticipated.
The Eagles used 22 players from their 35-man squad in the recent international, with those not involved getting an opportunity to impress against the Raptors. USA Head Coach, Eddie O’Sullivan, and his coaching staff are pleased to add this fixture to the RWC build-up.
“Wednesday’s game gives us one more look at the rest of the squad. The players have worked extremely hard during camp, and in so doing have made our job as selectors quite difficult. That is what you are looking for as a coach,” said O’Sullivan.
The Glendale Raptors home stadium is the beautiful Infinity Park, with the venue hosting dozens of national and internationals rugby matches since it’s opening in 2007. Last season the Raptors won the Division 1 National Club Championship, with the organization consisting of men’s D1 and DII teams, the Raptor Women, U19 boys and girls teams, and the Raptor Rugby Academy for children.
“Glendale provides a great opportunity for us to train for the RWC. Here we have the chance to play and train in the best rugby facility in the country and have access to the High Performance Center. We also always get great support from Colorado rugby fans.” expressed O’Sullivan.
The USA Select will kickoff at 7.00 P.M with tickets available online or at the stadium. Visit InfinityParkGlendale.com for more details and to purchase your tickets.
15 Tai Enosa (Belmont Shore)
14 Zack Test (Unattached)
13 Troy Hall (New York Athletic Club)
12 Junior Sifa (Unattached)
11 Colin Hawley (Olympic Club)
10 Roland Suniula (Boston Rugby)
9 Robbie Shaw (Unattached)
1 Mate Moeakiola (Bobigny 93)
2 Brian McClenahan (Olympic Club)
3 Will Johnson (Unattached)
4 Scott LaValla (Stade Francais) *Captain
5 Cameron Dolan (Life University)
6 Pat Danahy (Life University)
7 Inaki Basauri (Perigueux)
8 Jonathan ‘JJ’ Gagiano (Univ. of Cape Town)
16 Chris Biller (San Francisco Golden Gate)
17 Mike MacDonald (Leeds Carnegie)
18 Louis Stanfill (Unattached)
19 Nic Johnson (Unattached)
20 Mike Petri (New York Athletic Club)
21 Paul Emerick (Life University)
22 Blaine Scully (Unattached)
15 Taylor Howden
14 Dustin Croy
13 Justin Howley
12 Ata Malifa
11 Dewon Reed
10 Maximo DeArchaval
9 Andre Bachelet
1 Chris Bauman
2 Shae Tamati
3 Pat Carroll *Captain
4 Casey Rock
5 Alec Parker
6 Matt Doubek
7 Clint Camp
8 Ryan Chapman
16 Jacob Nelson
17 Hayden Mexted
18 Pat Doyle
19 Spencer Scott
20 Stanton Moalli
21 Cristain Sarmento
22 Greg Tarpey
23 Josh Schmitz
RWC BUILD-UP SCHEDULE
August 10, 2011: USA Select XV v. Glendale Raptors (Infinity Park, Glendale, CO)
Kickoff 6.00 P.M PST / 7.00 P.M MST / 8.00 P.M CST / 9.00 P.M EST
August 13, 2011: USA v. Canada (Infinity Park, Glendale, CO)
Kickoff 6.15 P.M PST / 7.15 P.M MST / 8.15 P.M CST / 9.15 P.M EST
August 21, 2011: USA v. Japan (Prince Chichbu Memorial Rugby Ground, Tokyo, Japan)
Kickoff 2.00 A.M PST / 3.00 A.M MST / 4.00 A.M CST / 5.00 A.M EST
USA Rugby's broadcast partner, NBC Universal, will be showing all three USA warm-up matches LIVE on UniversalSports.com!
RWC 2011 SCHEDULE | NEW ZEALAND
September 11, 2011: USA vs. Ireland (New Plymouth)
September 15, 2011: USA vs. Russia (New Plymouth)
September 23, 2011: USA vs. Australia (Wellington)
September 27, 2011: USA vs. Italy (Nelson)