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USA U19s to Face Canada U19s Jan 2

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USA U19s to Face Canada U19s Jan 2

USA U20 and U19 Head Coach JD Stephenson has named the lineup for the USA U19 team to meet Canada's U19s Monday at Chula Vista, Calif.

Stephenson has made several changes after December 30th's 29-22 loss to Canada, with changes forced through injury and his changing some combinations. The USA U19s struggled in set piece, especially in the first half, when they fell behind 22-0. However, some improved work in tight and some impact subs made the second half better - 22-7 in favor of the hosts. However, Canada, came away winners.

Bailey Wilson and Ruben de Haas return as captain and vice captain, respectively. Four of the tight five have been replaced, with one of them, Nafi Maafu, moving to the back row from lock. Marcos Young comes in for the injured Anton Grigoriou at flyhalf. Former USA Rugby South U19 star Calvin Gentry gets a look at wing.

Muhammed Abdullah, Jack Miller, Joe Rusert-Cudy, and Grigoriou are all injured. Karen Odeh, Isiah Toutua, Naima Fualaau, and Tavite Lopeti are all healthy scratches.

Both teams will use extended benches.

USA U19 lineup to face Canada U19s Jan 2, 2017
1 Jonas Petrakopoulos Royal Irish Indiana
2 Connor Pederson Eastside Lions Washington
3 David Ainuu Liberty Patriots Washington
4 Joshua Schnell Katy Barbarians Texas
5 Campbell Robinson Arkansas State Arkansas
6 Nafi Maafu Tempe Old Devils Arizona
7 Justin Johnson Life University Georgia
8 Bailey Wilson (C) United Varsity Rugby Utah
9 Ruben de Haas (VC) Little Rock Junior Stormers Arkansas
10 Marcos Young Key Biscayne Florida
11 Ben Broselle Chuckanut Bay Washington
12 Quinn Perry Santa Monica California
13 Sean Lumkong Coastal Dragons California
14 Calvin Gentry Arkansas State Arkansas
15 Kelsin Papunu U. Utah Utah
16 Dillon Shotwell Texas State Texas
17 Jeremy Ockomichalak Santa Monica California
18 Sean Dowling Fort Hunt Virginia
19 Will Waguespack Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana
20 William Mailau Peninsula Green California
21 Conor McManus Fort Hunt Virginia
22 Sam Walsh Scots College Wellington, NZ
23 Patrick Madden San Diego Young Aztecs California
24 Liia Monis Central Washington Washington
25 Sosefo Mailangi-Ray Back Bay Sharks California
26 Ryan James San Diego Young Aztecs California