Men's Selects look to gain momentum against Uruguay A at APC

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – After a few days rest, the Men’s USA Rugby Selects will retake the field following an opening match loss to Samoa A on Saturday. Head Coach Scott Lawrence recognizes the team drive, but urges the focus on capitalizing, “I believe we showed that we can play attacking rugby and string continuity together. We just need to turn that into points.”

The Eagles hopefuls take on host squad Uruguay A, Wednesday Oct. 11th at 3pmET on The Rugby Channel.

The US played well early against Samoa A, but after an issued red card to Hanco Germishuys, found themselves in a quick deficit. When asked about Hanco’s status, Lawrence confirmed his availability for Wednesday’s match, “Hanco’s card was immediately dismissed by the citing commissioner upon our appeal, he will make the roster this Wednesday. It was an unfortunate call as we were on our way to the go ahead try with momentum in our favor.”

“Take the fight to Uruguay in the set piece,” continued Lawrence, “create scenarios where we can get [one on one] athlete on athlete in space; win total meters in defense.”

The roster will also update as Ben Landry has joined the tour for this game. “By the time this game is up we will have seen all of the players in the development touring squad in physical games. This will help us recommend men going forward to Gary Gold.”

USA Selects v Uruguay A Starting Roster:
1. Chance Wenglewski
2. Peter Malcolm
3. Angus McClellan
4. Brendan Daly
5. Brendan Hardiman
6. Ben Landry
7. Psalm Wooching
8. Aladdin Schirmer
9. Holden Yungert
10. Mike McCarthy
11. Josh Whippy
12. Jean Pierre Eloff
13. Bryce Campbell
14. Tim Maupin
15. Mitch Wilson

16. Alex Vorster

17. Huluholo Moungaloa
18. Kelepi Fifita
19. Matt Jensen
20. Hanco Germishuys
21. Ruben De Haas
22. Ben Cima
23. Zach Pangelinan

Men’s USA Selects Tour Staff:
Head Coach: Scott Lawrence
Assistant Coach: JD Stephenson
Assistant Coach: Scott Murray
Assistant Coach/Analyst: James Harrison
Team Manager: Chris Hanson
Athletic Trainer: Kevin Ng
Team Physician: Alexandra Myers