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USA Age Grade Men's Teams Set for Tournament in Netherlands

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USA Age Grade Men's Teams Set for Tournament in Netherlands

Rudy Scholz Award-winner Larry Williams heads up the U23 team. Adam Smith photo.

The USA Men’s U18, U20 and U23 squads are inbound to Amsterdam this week to compete in the Corendon Summer Tour against other international sides.

Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, and Canada will all field teams in this event in the Netherlands. Men’s High Performance Pathways Manager Brendan Keane today confirmed the traveling rosters for each squad. The USA Men’s U18 and U20 teams will play three matches on July 9, July 13, and July 16, with the U23 squad playing two matches on July 9 and 16, respectively. Live stream information and an official match schedule for the Corendon Summer Tour has not yet been confirmed but will be shared should that become available. USA Rugby would also like to thank Piedmont Door Solutions and all of our generous donors who made this tour and experience possible.

“Selections for USA Junior National Teams have become increasingly competitive," said Keane. "The selections for this tour are the culmination of the identification and development work done over years, but for this group of players especially, the past 15 months since rugby has really been back active nationwide. There are players who have entered the pathway from a variety of avenues, many through the Talent Identification Camps in 2021 and 2022, others who were spotted by Eagle Eye Scouts and National Team coaches or referred from National Development Programs. Some quality players were also submitted through the independent nomination process, along with US qualified players who have been referred from overseas. Every avenue saw some quality players coming through.

"Ultimately, these are development teams and the players who have been selected to them are players who have shown themselves to be deserving of representing their country this summer and continued development in the USA Player Pathway through this tour. The 2027 and 2031 Rugby World Cups will be here before we know it and players in these age groups will be vital to our success.”

Alongside the traveling rosters to Amsterdam, additional players across the three age groups are training at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, CA this summer with sevens, and still others will come through the USA Rugby and World Rugby Combine toward the end of July with hopes of being invited to the USA National Academy in the fall.

USA MEN’S PATHWAYS MATCH SCHEDULE
*Streaming information to confirmed later

Saturday, July 9 (All times EDT)
5:30 AM U18 v. Netherlands
8:10 AM U20 v. Belgium
11:40 AM U23 v. Belgium

Wednesday, July 13
5:30 AM U20 v. Czech Republic
6:50 AM U18 v. Canada

Saturday, July 16
5:30 AM U18 v Belgium
9:40 AM U20 v. Netherlands
11:40 AM U23 v. Netherlands

USA MEN’S U18 ROSTER
First Name Last Name Hometown Latest Rugby Team
Animae Amiatu-Tanoi Anchorage, AK Rugby Alaska
Charles Beney Greenwich, CT Greenwich HS
Dominic Besag Danville, CA De La Salle
Jacob Bower Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Crean Lutheran
Padraic Casey San Jose, CA SFGG
Oliver Cline Auckland, NZ St. Peter's
Jake Cornelius Belmont, MA Belmont HS
Caden Crist Solana Beach, CA San Diego Mustangs
Kade Cunningham Singapore Centaurs Rugby
Riley Elliott San Diego, CA San Diego Mustangs
Sosefo Fehoko East Palo Alto, CA East Palo Alto
Saveaalii Fitisemanu Cedar Hills, UT United
Dylan Fortune Chula Vista, CA Cathedral Catholic
Luke Leddy West Seattle, WA Eastside Lions
Tommy Rainsford Danville, CA De La Salle
Joseph Ries Bethesda, MD Gonzaga HS
Asa Rosenmeier Belmont, MA Belmont HS
Rand Santos Manila, Philippines Int'l School Manila
Coe Schaumkel Herriman, UT Herriman HS
Corbin Smith Trumbull, CT Trumbull HS
Seth Smith Richmond, TX West Houston
Ed Soeder Mentor, OH St. Ignatius
Riordan Sweet Naples, FL Naples
Drake Torno Liberty Hill, TX Four Points
Thomas Wagner San Diego, CA San Diego Mustangs
Solomon Williams Carlsbad, CA Thunder Rugby
       
USA MEN’S U20 ROSTER
First Name Last Name Hometown Latest Rugby Team
Zion Ah You Laie, HI Kahuku
Daniel Bray Danville, CA UCSB
Aidan Christians Cape Town, South Africa Scots College
Owen Clarke Westport, CT Staples HS
Declan Dolan Washington, DC Penn State
Henry Duke Henrico, VA UVA Football
Shane Fata Castledermot, Ireland Newbridge College
Ernest Freeman Marietta, GA U. Arizona
Porter Goodrum Charlotte, NC Cardiff Met
Nathan Gould Scituate, NJ West Point
Asher Hannon Murrieta, CA Notre Dame College
Thomas Hannon Indianapolis, IN Royal Irish
Nick Hardrict II Mishawaka, IN Lindenwood
Brandon Harvey Charlotte, NC Cardiff Met
Alejandro Martinez Tapia Columbus, OH Lindenwood
Sam McMillan Ladera Ranch, CA SOC Raptors
Hugh O’Kennedy Dublin, Ireland Trinity
Lucas Pattinson San Juan Capistrano, CA West Point
Peter Sio Long Beach, CA Belmont Shore
Caden Syddall South Jordan, UT Herriman HS
Aisake Tukuafu Bluffdale, UT Herriman HS
Eduan Van Heerden Charlotte, NC Lindenwood
Ethan Van Tonder Meridian, ID Grand Canyon
Tia’i Vavao Seattle, WA Central Washington
Pita Vi Sacramento, CA CK McClatchy
Asher Webb Brownsburg, IN Lindenwood
Logan Weidner North Vancouver, Canada Brive, France
Mikaea Wynyard Campbell, CA SFGG / NE Free Jacks
       
USA MEN’S U23 ROSTER
First Name Last Name Hometown Latest Rugby Team
Tyren Al-Jiboori Tulsa, OK Lindenwood
Dante Bandoni Sacramento, CA Arkansas State
Cyrille Cama Suva, Fiji LA Giltinis
Daelan Denenberg Singapore Santa Clara
Peter Ford Wicklow, Ireland Pres Bray
Matthew Gelhaus Cincinnati, OH Kutztown
Jasper Green San Francisco, CA Dartmouth
Collin Grosse Spokane, WA West Point
Doyle Hedgepeth Greenville, SC Queens
Ethan Howard Huntington Beach, CA Davenport
Karl Keane Seattle, WA Saint Mary's
Drew Kuzmin-Batchelor Lafayette, CA WSU
Riley LaDuque Liberty Hill, TX Air Force
Gabe Mahuinga Herriman, UT BYU
Jack Manzo Queens, NY Cal
KoiKoi Nelligan Washington, DC West Point
Sean Nolan Laguna Beach, CA Davenport
Benjamin Porter Frankfurt, Germany SC Frankfurt 1880
Ryan Santos Manila, Philippines Harvard
Cole Semu Ferndale, WA BYU
Tavius Sykora-Matthess Cedar Rapids, IA Iowa Central CC
Michael Weir Schwenksville, PA Dartmouth
Larry Williams Clayton, NC West Point
Maxime Wilson Houston, TX Rugby HTX
Noah Wright Renton, WA Central Washington
John Zeich Byram Township, NJ Kutztown