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MLR Rising Players Assemble; Teams Picked

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MLR Rising Players Assemble; Teams Picked

MLR Rising players before the players' meeting on Monday evening. Alex Goff photo.

The 50 players at MLR Rising are in camp.

There are three changes. Lindenwood prop Asher Webb, UBC scrumhalf Jacob Bourne, and Central Washington center Calvin Liulamaga all picked up injuries. Replacing them are two players from Saint Mary's, Lleyton Delzell and Hunter Chulhanstaff, and University of Ottawa's Jamie Armstrong.

The players picked up their kit and checked into dorm rooms at University of Mary Washington, and wrapped up the day with a meeting run by MLR Competitions Manager Aaron Castro and some words from coaches.

After that, the players were split into the teams they will train for, with their coaches going over some technical and team-building things.

Here are the teams by position.

Red Team Position Black Team
Jesse Emerson Prop Hunter Chuhlantseff
James Aitken Prop Patrick Beattie
Miles Bell Prop Daniel Bray
Connor Williams Prop Damon James
Jordan Auger Hooker Neil Trainor
Maximus Clark Hooker Nicholas Sydorowitz
Christopher Jensvold Lock Le'Donn Mathis
Ray Santiago Lock Daniel Blanc
James Reed Lock Matthew Reed
Lleyton Christian Delzell Lock/Flanker Aaron Juma
Matt Carrion Flanker Calvin Ihrig
Jake Kinneeveauk Flanker Kaipono Kayoshi
Sam Tsoi Flanker Nicholas Andiarena
Matthew Conroy Flanker Parker Anderson
Jack Brown No. 8 Joseph A O'Brien
George O'Brien Scrumhalf Christopher Gamage
Aidan Rideway Scrumhalf Emmanuel Lai
Cale White Flyhalf Alex Park
Kyle Stokely Center Peyton Wall
Shane Riley-Krindle Center Stephin Alberts
Brendan Bennett Center Stuart Duncan
Ashawnty Staples Wing Isaia Saldana
Michael Sanderson Wing Jack Morris
Hunter Simons Fullback Sebastian Schefermann
Elijah Thomas Fullback Jamie Armstrong
Coaches   Coaches
Josh Macy   Tui Osborne
Ben Cima   Andrew Cook