Men's National Team adds seven to roster for November Internationals 2018

[su_news_update date=”10/28″ newsupdate=”Mika Kruse, Anthony Purpura and Nate Brakeley also added. Updates in table below.”]

CHICAGO, IL – The U.S. Men’s National Team (15s) has added seven players to its squad for the November Internationals 2018, with one serving as an injury replacement.  

The additions include 2018 Collegiate All-Americans Chance Wenglewski and Alex Maughan, Tim Maupin, Psalm Wooching, Luke Hume, Marcel Brache and Gannon Moore. Olive Kilifi who was named in the original roster will be out due to injury.

Wenglewski, Maughan, Maupin and Wooching all recently competed with the Men’s Selects for the Americas Pacific Challenge 2018. Brache was with the Men’s Eagles for their June upset over then No. 6 Scotland and Hume last played with the Eagles in June of 2016.

Moore and Wenglewski have not yet been capped with the Men’s National Team.

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All newly added players will be available for selection in the Men’s Eagles fall opener against the Maori All Blacks at Soldier Field on Nov. 3. The event itself will also feature the return of the Women’s National Team against the Black Ferns and a match between Ireland and Italy, as well. Tickets are available at with all matches streamed LIVE on FloRugby.

Following The Rugby Weekend, the Men’s Eagles will face Samoa in San Sebastian on Nov. 10 and Romania in Bucharest on Nov. 17 before closing out their November schedule against Ireland on Nov. 24 in Dublin. The match against Romania will also be streamed LIVE on FloRugby with broadcast information for the others confirmed closer to date.

U.S. Men’s National Team Roster 

Player name Position Current Club Caps
Dylan Audsley Center San Diego Legion 6
Nate Augspurger Wing San Diego Legion 21
Marcel Brache Wing Western Force/Perth Spirit (AUS) 10
Nate Brakeley Lock Rugby United New York / New York Athletic  16
Bryce Campbell Center London Irish (ENG) 18
Nick Civetta Lock Doncaster Knights (ENG) 15
Shaun Davies Scrumhalf Glendale Raptors 18
Ruben de Haas Scrumhalf Free State Cheetahs (RSA) 4
Cam Dolan No. 8 Nottingham Rugby (ENG) 37
Dylan Fawsitt Hooker Old Blue New York/Rugby United New York 5
Eric Fry Prop Vannes Rugby (FRA) 44
Hanco Germishuys Flanker unattached 8
James Hilterbrand Hooker Manly Marlins (AUS) 16
Will Hooley Fullback Bedford Blues (ENG) 4
Luke Hume Fullback Old Blue New York/Rugby United New York 20
Mika Kruse Center Glendale Raptors  0
Tony Lamborn Flanker Rugby Southland (NZL) 16
Titi Lamositele Prop Saracens (ENG) 23
Ben Landry Lock Ealing Trailfinders (ENG) 15
Paul Lasike Center Harlequins (ENG) 6
Will Magie Flyhalf Glendale Raptors 16
Alex Maughan Hooker Life University 1
Tim Maupin Wing NOLA Gold 7
Samu Manoa Lock Cardiff Blues (WAL) 21
Ryan Matyas Wing San Diego Legion 10
Gannon Moore Center North Harbor Rugby (NZL) 0
Paul Mullen Prop Newcastle Falcons (ENG) 3
Greg Peterson Lock Glasgow Warriors (SCO) 17
Anthony Purpura Prop Old Blue New York  11
John Quill Flanker Glendale Raptors 27
Blaine Scully Wing Cardiff Blues (WAL) 40
Joe Taufete’e Hooker Worcester Warriors (ENG) 16
David Tameilau Flanker Glasgow Warriors (SCO) 9
Dino Waldren Prop London Scottish (ENG) 12
Chance Wenglewski Prop Lindenwood University 0
Psalm Wooching Flanker unattached 3

U.S. Men’s National Team Staff 

Head Coach | Gary Gold
Assistant Coach | Shawn Pittman
Assistant Coach | Greg McWilliams
Strength & Conditioning Coach | Huw Bevan
Performance Analyst | Jimmy Harrison
Head Athletic Trainer | Kevin Ng
Assistant Athletic Trainer | Kristen Douhan
Team Doctor | Angelo Savino (Maori All Blacks)
Team Doctor | Matthew Schmitz (Samoa)
Team Doctor | Richard Kim (Romania & Ireland)
Massage Therapist | Aimee Kern (Maori)
Massage Therapist | Daliah Hurwitz (Samoa, Romania & Ireland)
Team Manager | Chris Hanson
Assistant Team Manager | Kevin McCorry

U.S. Men’s National Team Schedule

The Rugby Weekend
vs Maori All Blacks
Sat, Nov. 3 | 6 PM CT
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

vs Samoa
Sat, Nov. 10 | 12:30 PM ET
Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian, ESP

vs Romania
Sat, Nov. 17 | Time TBA
Ghencea Stadium, Bucharest, ROU

vs Ireland
Sat, Nov. 24 | 1:30 PM ET
Aviva Stadium, Dublin, IRE

*Times subject to change.