Men’s Eagles Announce Full Roster for Summer Test Series

30 national team players will begin training camp in preparation for three June test matches
  • Roster of 30 players announced for  Men’s Eagles June test series
  • Camp begins May 27 
  • David Tameilau, Samu Manoa, AJ MacGinty and Eric Fry make season debuts
  • High scorers Will Magie, Tony Lamborn and Nate Augspurger return

LAFAYETTE, CO. – In just over a month, the USA Men’s National Team will return to the pitch following their historic Americas Rugby Championship (ARC) title victory. With training camp beginning on May 27th in Denver, the Men’s Eagles announce a roster of 30 players for the United States’ 2018 June test series. Kicking off with the Emirates Airline Summer Series at home, facing No. 19 Russia in Denver (June 9) and No. 5 Scotland in Houston (June 16), the Eagles will close out their schedule in Halifax with a contest against No. 21 rival-Canada (June 23). 

Tickets to the Eagles two home matches of the Emirates Airline Summer Series are on sale now at Both matches will also be featured LIVE on The Rugby Channel with broadcast information for the final test match at rival-Canada confirmed closer to date. 

Of the 30 national team athletes entering training camp, more than half will join the squad from the newly formed Major League Rugby (MLR) — the highest form of professional rugby in the United States. Having kicked off across the U.S. this April, MLR has provided consistent and challenging matches for domestic based players who will begin camp primed for the June internationals.

“We are really excited about the group of guys coming into camp this month,” said Head Coach Gary Gold. “After a successful start to the season and with the return of several key players, the men are anxious to begin training for three challenging test matches ahead.”

For the first time this season, David Tameilau will make their highly anticipated returns to the international stage.

Tameilau, currently with the Utah Warriors of MLR, last joined the Eagles in July of 2017 for their Rugby World Cup Qualifier win over rival-Canada. Manoa — the equally physical and dynamic threat currently with Toulon — and MacGinty — the powerful fly half who recently inked a new four-year deal with the Sale Sharks — both last wore an Eagle jersey during USA’s November test match with No. 12 Georgia.

Fry, who hasn’t made an appearance with the Men’s Eagles since November of 2016 against Romania, returns after successful recovery from injury.

Accompanying the season debut of Tameilau, Manoa, Macginty and Fry are several Eagles exploding on the point sheet this season following the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship. Will Magie (15pts) – three of the USA’s Top 4 point scorers – all return for the upcoming June test series.

Familiar faces in Captain Blaine ScullyHanco Germishuys and Cam Dolan are back as well, along with Paul Lasike who came off the bench to score during his international debut at the U.S.’ final home match of the ARC against Chile.

And with a group of well experienced athletes returning to the pitch, newcomer Paul Mullenwill have an opportunity to earn his first cap in the front row. 

Complimented by the return of several standout players, the Men’s National Team will begin training for the three-match June test series on May 27. Following camp, the squad will face Russia in Denver (June 9) and Scotland in Houston (June 16) as part of the Emirates Airline Summer Series, before closing out their test schedule against rival-Canada in Halifax (June 23).

Tickets to see the Men’s Eagles compete in the Emirates Airline Summer Series are on sale now starting at only $20 (Denver) and $23 (Houston). Seat options, hotel offers and other event information is available at Both matches will be broadcast LIVE on The Rugby Channel.

Broadcast information for the United States’ final June test match against rival-Canada will be confirmed closer to date while updates for all matches are available by following @USARugby on social media.


Dylan Audsley San Diego Legion Center
Nate Augspurger San Diego Legion Scrum half
Chris Baumann Leicester Tigers (ENG) Prop
Marcel Brache Perth/Western Force (AUS) Center
Bryce Campbell Glendale Raptors Center
Ben Cima San Diego Legion Fly half
Nick Civetta Newcastle Falcons (ENG) Lock
Shaun Davies Glendale Raptors Scrum half
Cam Dolan San Diego Legion No. 8
Dylan Fawsitt Glendale Raptors Hooker
Eric Fry Vannes Rugby (FRA) Prop
Hanco Germishuys Austin Elite Flanker
Ruben de Haas Free State Cheetahs (RSA) Scrum half
James Hilterbrand Manly Marlins (AUS) Hooker
Will Hooley Bedford Blues (ENG) Fly half
Olive Kilifi Seattle Seawolves  Prop
Tony Lamborn San Diego Legion Flanker
Titi Lamositele Saracens (ENG) Prop
Ben Landry Glendale Raptors Lock
Paul Lasike Utah Warriors Center
AJ MacGinty Sale Sharks (ENG) Fly half
Will Magie Glendale Raptors Fly half
Samu Manoa  Toulon (FRA) Lock
Siaosi Mahoni San Diego Legion Lock
Ryan Matyas San Diego Legion Wing
Paul Mullen Houston SaberCats Prop
John Quill Glendale Raptors Flanker
Blaine Scully Cardiff Blues (WAL) Full back
David Tameilau Utah Warriors Flanker
Joe Taufete’e  Worcester Warriors (ENG) Hooker 


General Manager Dave Hodges
Head Coach Gary Gold
Assistant Coach Shawn Pittman
Assistant Coach Greg McWilliams
Performance Analyst Jimmy Harrison
Team Manager Chris Hanson
Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Ng
Team Doctor  Sam Akhavn (Denver)
Team Doctor  Vince Lai (Denver) 
Assistant Athletic Trainer Kristen Douhan (Denver)
Team Doctor Matt Schmitz (Houston)  
Assistant Athletic Trainer  Matt Lopez (Houston & Halifax)
Team Doctor Bruce Miller (Halifax) 


Emirates Airline Summer Series
vs. Russia
Sat, June 9 | 6 PM MT
Dick’s Sporting Good’s Park
Denver, CO

Emirates Airline Summer Series
vs. Scotland
Sat, June 16 | Time TBA
BBVA Compass Stadium
Houston, TX

vs. Canada
Sat, June 23 | 3 PM ET
Wanderers Grounds
Halifax, NS