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USA and Canada U20s Set For Rematch

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USA and Canada U20s Set For Rematch

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SHAWNIGAN LAKE, B.C. - USA Men’s U20s head coach Scott Bracken has named his match-day roster for the finale of the World Rugby Trophy Qualifiers against Canada tomorrow, KO 8 PM ET, LIVE on facebook.com/RugbyCanada.  Canada head coach Jeff Williams has also named his lineup.

In total, two changes have been made from the first matchup with Jasper Green in at wing and Inoke Waqavesi shifting to the reserves. Utah Warriors’ Jake Christmann could also see an opportunity to jump in, suiting up a as a reserve in place of Royce Fisher.

See Game 1 Report Here

While 26 players will dress for the finale, only 23 will see playing time including the 15 starters and eight reserves.

Canada took the first victory of the qualifiers with a 33-44 result on Monday in a game that was exciting from end to end. As the qualifying team is named based on a cumulative score, the United States could still seal their position in the World Rugby Trophy Tournament with a win by at least 12 points.

Head Coach Scott Bracken said: “The team is in a really good place right now. After a few more training sessions and film study, we have steadily progressed. The guys have really bonded a well and are having a great camp experience. I think the improvement will be noticeable come Saturday.”

Both Avery Oitomen (full back) and Mason Flesch (flanker) suffered mild concussions and must follow the return to play protocols which exclude them from playing. They will be replaced by Thomas Isherwood and Will Matthews. Jack Carson (scrum half) and Brandon Hebert (second row) replace JT Boehme and Hugh Goovaerts.

Canada holds an 11 point lead in the aggregate score going into game 2 having won game , 44-33 in a thrilling game last Tuesday.

Game 2 will be at Shawnigan Lake School on Saturday June 8 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT.

“Last game featured ball in play for 50 minutes, higher than in senior internationals, and only one American scrum, reflecting skillful play from both sides," commented Head Coach Jeff Williams. “Traditionally USA are stronger in game 2 so we will have our work cut out for us to qualify for Brazil.”

 

Canada U20s:

1. Stefan Zuliani, Queens University, Ontario.

2. Jared Augustin, Queen’s University, Ontario.

3. Tyler Rowland, UBC, Ontario

4. Frank Carson , UBC, BC.

5. Tyler Duguid, Edmonton Norwesters, Alberta

6 Quentin James. Stade Francais, BC.

7. Will Matthews, Beaconsfield, Quebec.

8. Nick Carson, UVic, BC

9. Will Percillier, Stade Francais, BC.

10 Brock Webster, Oshawa Vikings, Ontario

11 Jarvis Dashkewytch, UVIC, BC

12 Quinn Ngawati, WestShore RC, BC.

13 Gabe Casey, UVIC, Ontario

14 David Richard, Mississauga Blues, Ontario

15 Thomas Isherwood, WestShore RC, Alberta

Reserves
16 Mike McCarthy, Swilers RFC, Newfoundland.

17 Josh Tweed, UBC, BC.

18 Guerschom Mukendi, Stoney Creek RC, Ontario

19 Reid Davis, James Bay AA, BC

20 Siaki Vikilani, Burnaby, BC

21 Jack Carson, Castaway Wanderers, BC

22 James Biss, Saracens, England

23 Antoine de la Fontaine, Sherbrooke, Quebec

24 David Carson, UBC, BC

25 Brandon Hebert, Ste Anne de Bellvue RC, Quebec

26 Austin Pinnell, Norwesters, Alberta

 

USA MEN’S U20s

PLAYER NAME

POSITION

CLUB/COLLEGE

1. Jack Wiles

Prop

St. Bonaventure University

2. Jack Manzo

Hooker

University of California

3. Jared Miller

Prop

Life University

4. Sam Golla

Lock

University of California

5. Asa Carter

Lock

Arkansas State

6. Chase Jones

Flanker

St. Mary's College of California

7. Miles McCormick

Flanker

OMBAC

8. Bailey Wilson (C)

No 8

Utah Valley University

9. Ethan McVeigh

Scrumhalf

Cardiff Metropolitan University

10. Mike Weir

Flyhalf

Dartmouth College

11. Jasper Green

Wing

Dartmouth College

12. Lauina Falatea

Center

USA Sevens Residency Program

13. Jack Wendling

Center

Central Washington University

14. Ryan James

Wing

San Diego Legion

15. Sam Walsh

Fullback

University of California


RESERVES
 

PLAYER

POSITION

CLUB/SCHOOL

16. Braden Looper

Reserve

University of Arizona

17. Doug Mitchell

Reserve

Central Washington University

18. Alex Lopeti

Reserve

Life West Gladiators

19. Matt Gelhaus

Reserve

Kutztown

20. Chris Noggle

Reserve

Santa Barbara Academy

21. Jeff Peleseuma-Breiz

Reserve

San Francisco Golden Gate

22. Inoke Waqavesi

Reserve

USA Sevens Residency Program

23. Cole Semu

Reserve

BYU

24. Will Vakalahi

Reserve

DC Old Glory

25. Luke Freeman

Reserve

University of California

26. Jake Christmann

Reserve

Utah Warriors


USA MEN'S U20 STAFF

Head Coach | Scott Bracken

Assistant Coach, Attack | Brendan O’Meara

Assistant Coach, Defense | Michael Engelbrecht

Assistant Coach, Set Piece | Liam Harnett

Athletic Trainer | Santiago Aquirre

Performance Analyst | Jake Sullivan

Operations Manager | Kevin McCorry