Men’s Selects lineup announced for Americas Pacific Challenge finale with Argentina XV

USA makes four changes to the starting roster

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MONTEVIDEO, URU. – Head Coach Scott Lawrence has named his match-day 23 for the Men’s Selects final contest of the Americas Pacific Challenge 2018 against reigning champion Argentina XV tomorrow (Sun, Oct. 14) at 12:30 PM ET.

The lineup will feature four changes to the starting squad. Matt Jensen suits up at lock for Brendan Daly who takes over at number 8 for Hanco Germishuys. Nick Boyer is in for Devereaux Ferris at scrumhalf and Mika Kruse pops into center for Anthony Salaber.

USA currently sit at fifth in the tournament standings, following an opening loss to Tonga A and last week’s loss to Uruguay XV who came equipped with its senior side. Argentina XV sit in third-place following its own opening loss to Samoa A and last week’s victory against Canada A.

“We’ve had a couple of physical games so far and enjoyed the contest against a full test team from Uruguay,” said Head Coach Scott Lawrence. “Tomorrow is the final opportunity for many of the men to be seen for November and the Americas Rugby Championship 2019. To put their hands up we’ll need to play with energy, intensity and speed. We’re looking for senior team men who can continue to deliver game after game in extended tours.”

Tomorrow’s match will conclude the Americas Pacific Challenge 2018 with the USA having exposed a considerable allotment of new players to the rigors of international competition.

The game kicks off at 12:30 PM ET, LIVE on FloRugby.

USA Men’s Selects Roster | vs Argentina XV

Player Name Position Current Club Points Scored in Americas Pacific Challenge 2018
1. Chance Wenglewski Prop Lindenwood University  
2. Alex Maughan Hooker Life University  
3. John Hayden Prop unattached  
4. Matt Jensen Lock Utah Warriors  
5. Nate Brakeley Lock New York Athletic / Rugby United New York  
6. Psalm Wooching Flanker unattached  
7. Vili Toluta’u Flanker Seattle Seawolves Try vs Tonga A
8. Brendan Daly No. 8 San Francisco Golden Gate Try vs Tonga A
9. Nick Boyer Scrumhalf San Diego Legion  
10. JP Eloff Flyhalf NOLA Gold  
11. Ryan Matyas Wing San Diego Legion Try vs Uruguay XV
12. Dylan Audsley Center San Diego Legion • Conversions vs Tonga A (3)
• Penalties vs Tonga A (3)
• Try vs Uruguay XV
• Conversion vs Uruguay XV
• Penalties vs Uruguay XV (2)
13. Mika Kruse Center Glendale Raptors  
14. Tim Maupin Wing NOLA Gold Try vs Tonga A
15. Conor Kearns (C) Fullback San Diego Legion

USA Men’s Selects Reserves 

Player name Position Current Club Points Scored in Americas Pacific Challenge 2018
16. Pat O’Toole Reserve unattached  
17. Kelepi Fifita Reserve Glendale Raptors  
18. Cam Falcon Reserve NOLA Gold  
19. Taylor Krumrei Reserve Seattle Seawolves  
20. Thomas Robles Reserve unattached  
21. Devereaux Ferris Reserve Life West Gladiators  
22. Anthony Salaber Reserve San Diego Legion  
23. Zach Young Reserve Arkansas State

USA Men’s Selects Staff

Head Coach | Scott Lawrence
Assistant Coach | David Williams
Assistant Coach | Scott Murray
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Huw Bevan
Performance Analyst | Jimmy Harrison
Team Doctor | Marc Kowalsky
Head Athletic Trainer | Kevin Ng
Assistant Athletic Trainer | Santiago Aguirre
Team Manager & Operations | Kevin McCorry II

Americas Pacific Challenge 2018 Schedule

Montevideo, Uruguay

vs Tonga A – 39-30 (L)

vs Uruguay XV – 33-18 (L)

vs Argentina XV
Sun, Oct. 14 – 12:30 PM ET

*Schedule subject to change; all matches LIVE on FloRugby.