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Eagles Named to Face Stade Toulousain

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Eagles Named to Face Stade Toulousain

Bryce Campbell returns to the USA lineup. Ian Muir photo.

USA Men's 15s interim Head Coach Scott Lawrence had named his squad to face French professional team Stade Toulousain in Sandy, Utah Saturday.

The game will feature more reserves than usual and Lawrence has named a gameday squad of 26. 

"We've been focused on getting the newly joined players up to speed with the basics of what we do as a team, getting them connected into the squad. We're looking forward to playing against a really good opponent, it's going to be highly skilled and a fast game that will hopefully be entertaining for our home fans," said Lawrence.


While Saturday’s match won’t count as a test match or international cap, the competitive dynamic will still rise to the level of quality international rugby as the centralized depth of Stade Toulousain will present a unique growth opportunity for the young USA squad. Competing as a familiar and cohesive unit will be a strength for the French side, and one to coach the Eagles on adapting and playing fast. More than anything however, the USA will have an opportunity to perform with home support in the stands and take in a special evening in front of friends, family and fans.

Five Utah Warriors will take the field for the USA including Bailey Wilson (brother to starting fullback Mitch Wilson), Keni Nasoqeqe, Devin Short, Line Latu, and Joe Mano, all making their USA debut.  will all pull on the USA shirt for the first time. An incredible opportunity for these prospective players to find inspiration on the international stage and put their hands up for selection to test match tours going forward. Bryce Campbell and CC Mahoni get their first runouts of the year, while unfortunately Cam Dolen (illness) and Lauina Futi (injury) will not play.

"Everyone's excited to have friends and family at the game, in front of an opponent like Toulouse that should be an exciting game. There are a lot of boys who are here for the first time in this environment, first time playing for the US at home, it's exciting and we're looking forward to putting on a great game," said Lawrence.

USA Men's Eagles Roster | USA vs Stade Toulousain

1 Jake Turnbull Seattle Seawolves
2 Dylan Fawsitt New York Ironworkers
3 Paul Mullen Utah Warriors
4 Nate Brakeley New York Ironworkers
5 Greg Peterson Unattached
6 Viliami Helu Unattached
7 Bailey Wilson Utah Warriors
8 Luke White Chicago Hounds
9 Nick McCarthy Chicago Hounds
10 Luke Carty Chicago Hounds
11 Nate Augspurger San Diego Legion
12 Bryce Campbell Chicago Hounds
13 Tavite Lopeti Seattle Seawolves
14 Christian Dyer Houston SaberCats
15 Mitch Wilson New England Free Jacks
16 Peter Malcolm Seattle Seawolves
17 Nate Sylvia San Diego Legion
18 Takaji Young Yen Utah Warriors
19 Kaleb Gieger New York Ironworkers
20 Siaosi "CC" Mahoni Houston SaberCats
21 Keni Nasoqeqe Houston SaberCats
22 Devin Short Seattle Seawolves
23 Thomas Tu'avao Utah Warriors
24 Michael Baska Chicago Hounds
25 Line Latu American Raptors
26 Joe Mano Utah Warriors