USA Selects

The USA Selects is the second national rugby team for the United States, usually used for uncapped matches and domestic club sides. The primary national team is known as the USA Eagles or the United States national rugby union team.

USA Selects
UnionUSA Rugby
Nickname(s)USA Selects
Coach(es)Mike Tolkin
Team kit
Change kit
Official website
www.usarugby.org

The USA Selects participates in the Americas Rugby Championship, a tournament featuring the "A" sides for Argentina, Canada, the United States, and Uruguay. The ARC is an annual tournament that has been played every year since 2009 (except for Rugby World Cup years), and replaces the North America 4 competition. The USA Selects best result in the ARC was in 2013, when the USA Selects beat Canada A to take second place.[1] In April and May 2015, the Select side will be used for the United States 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up matches in South America, which will be staged for the Eagles 2015 Rugby World Cup preparations.[2]

ResultsEdit

The following table shows the results of the USA Selects during annual competitions — usually during the Americas Rugby Championship, except during World Cup years. The ARC is held every year, except during Rugby World Cup years. In 2016 The Americas Pacific Challenge replaced the ARC as the developmental tournament for the USA Selects.

Competition Results Finish Top Try
Scorer
Top Points
Scorer
2009 ARC 0–2 4th Kevin Swiryn (3) Kevin Swiryn (15)
2010 ARC 1–2 3rd Samu Manoa (2) Nese Malifa (13)
2012 ARC 0–3 4th Eric Duechle (1) Zack Pangelinan (6)
2013 ARC 2–1 2nd D. Barrett; T. Maupin (2) Joe Cowley (24)
2014 ARC 2–1 2nd Tim Stanfill (4) T. Stanfill (20)
2016 APC 1–2 5th Martin Iosefo Ben Cima (33)
2017 APC 2–1 2nd Hanco Germishuys (4) JP Eloff (17)
2018 APC 0–3 6th Ryan Matyas (3) Dylan Audsley (28)

RosterEdit

USA Selects 27-man roster for the uncapped 2018 Americas Pacific Challenge in October 2018.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Pat O'Toole Hooker (1995-01-05) January 5, 1995 (age 26) 0   San Diego Legion
Kapeli Pifeleti Hooker (1999-09-01) September 1, 1999 (age 21) 0   Saracens
Alex Maughan Hooker (1994-10-29) October 29, 1994 (age 26) 1   Life University
John Hayden Prop (1991-12-28) December 28, 1991 (age 29) 0   Seattle Seawolves
Cam Falcon Prop (1993-08-18) August 18, 1993 (age 27) 0   New Orleans Gold
Angus MacLellan Prop (1992-08-24) August 24, 1992 (age 28) 5   Utah Warriors
Kelepi Fifita Prop (1995-08-23) August 23, 1995 (age 25) 0   Glendale Raptors
Chance Wenglewski Prop (1997-09-04) September 4, 1997 (age 23) 0   Lindenwood University
Nate Brakeley Lock (1989-08-31) August 31, 1989 (age 31) 15   Rugby United New York
Matt Jensen Lock (1992-04-21) April 21, 1992 (age 28) 7   Utah Warriors
Taylor Krumrei Lock (1992-07-02) July 2, 1992 (age 28) 0   Seattle Seawolves
Hanco Germishuys Flanker (1996-08-24) August 24, 1996 (age 24) 8   Austin Elite
Vili Toluta’u Flanker (1994-01-24) January 24, 1994 (age 27) 1   Seattle Seawolves
Psalm Wooching Flanker (1994-01-16) January 16, 1994 (age 27) 3   Seattle Saracens
Brendan Daly Number 8 (1990-12-20) December 20, 1990 (age 30) 2   SFGG
Robles Thomas Number 8 (1994-10-27) October 27, 1994 (age 26) 0   University of California
Nick Boyer Scrum-half (1993-07-17) July 17, 1993 (age 27) 0   San Diego Legion
Holden Yungert Scrum-half (1993-07-17) July 17, 1993 (age 27) 0   New Orleans
Devereaux Ferris Scrum-half (1994-10-24) October 24, 1994 (age 26) 0   Life West
JP Eloff Fly-half (1991-05-28) May 28, 1991 (age 29) 9   New Orleans
Conor Kearns Fly-half (1993-03-12) March 12, 1993 (age 27) 0   San Diego Legion
Dylan Audsley Centre (1994-01-15) January 15, 1994 (age 27) 6   San Diego Legion
Anthony Salaber Centre (1994-09-24) September 24, 1994 (age 26) 0   San Diego Legion
Mika Kruse Centre (1998-06-27) June 27, 1998 (age 22) 0   Glendale Raptors
Zach Young Centre (1996-02-15) February 15, 1996 (age 24) 0   University of Arkansas
Ryan Matyas Wing (1990-12-24) December 24, 1990 (age 30) 10   San Diego Legion
Tim Maupin Wing (1989-03-23) March 23, 1989 (age 31) 7   New Orleans Gold
Mitch Wilson Fullback (1996-04-15) April 15, 1996 (age 24) 0   Life University

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eagles Select XVs defeat Canada 30-10 at Americas Rugby Championship", USA Rugby, October 15, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Roster announced for Selects' tour to South America". Archived from the original on April 14, 2015.