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USA v Ireland Today

Ian Muir photo.

The USA Men's 15s takes on Ireland at 2:15PM today, Saturday, July 10, with a chance to shake up the World Rugby #4.

Eagles Head Coach Gary Gold has brought in a little bit more experience with hooker Joe Taufete'e coming in, bring his size, power, and 20 test match tries with him. He also has brought in Hanco Germishuys at flanker, another player who has been around for a while, and who has mobility and physicality, and he joins Riekert Hattingh, who gets his second cap, and No. 8 Cam Dolan, who will tie Paul Emerick and Dave Hodges for 9th all-time in caps today.

Kickoff is 2:15PM ET. and for USA fans the game will be live-streamed on florugby.com

Ireland has seven players off with the British & Irish Lions, which is not as many as England were without, but there are some new faces in the Ireland squad, with four uncapped starters and four uncapped players on the bench. But, it's worth pointing out that the USA team has six players on the gameday 23 with only one cap and another uncapped. Both teams are dealing with this.


Ireland Lineuo for Saturday

15. Hugo Keenan (UCD/Leinster) 12 caps
14. Robert Baloucoune (Enniskillen/Ulster) uncapped
13. James Hume (Banbridge/Ulster) uncapped
12. Stuart McCloskey (Bangor/Ulster) 5 caps
11. Andrew Conway (Garryowen/Munster) 24 caps
10. Joey Carbery (Clontarf/Munster) 23 caps
9. Craig Casey (Shannon/Munster) 2 caps
1. Dave Kilcoyne (UL Bohemians/Munster) 44 caps
2. Ronan Kelleher (Lansdowne/Leinster) 12 caps
3. Tom O’Toole (Ballynahinch/Ulster) uncapped
4. Ryan Baird (Dublin University/Leinster) 4 caps
5. James Ryan (UCD/Leinster) 36 caps captain
6. Caelan Doris (St Mary’s College/Leinster) 8 caps
7. Nick Timoney (Banbridge/Ulster) uncapped
8. Gavin Coombes (Young Munster/Munster) 1 cap

16. Dave Heffernan (Buccaneers/Connacht) 5 caps
17. Ed Byrne (UCD/Leinster) 5 caps
18. Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) 15 caps
19. Fineen Wycherley (Young Munster/Munster) uncapped
20. Paul Boyle (Buccaneers/Connacht) uncapped
21. Caolin Blade (Galwegians/Connacht) uncapped
22. Harry Byrne (Lansdowne/Leinster) uncapped
23. Will Addison (Enniskillen/Ulster) 4 caps



USA Lineup to Face Ireland July 10, 2021
1. David Ainu'u Prop Toulouse (FRA) 10
2. Joe Taufete'e Hooker Lyon (FRA) 28
3. Paul Mullen Prop Utah Warriors 19
4. Gregory Peterson Lock Newcastle Falcons (ENG) 31
5. Nick Civetta Lock Rugby United New York 27
6. Hanco Germishuys Flanker Rugby United New York 22
7. Riekert Hattingh Flanker Seattle Seawolves 1
8. Cam Dolan No. 8 NOLA Gold 52
9. Ruben de Haas Scrumhalf Austin Gilgronis 18
10. Luke Carty Flyhalf LA Giltinis 1
11. Mika Kruse Wing Utah Warriors 1
12. Bryce Campbell Center Austin Gilgronis 33
13. Calvin Whiting Center Utah Warriors 2
14. Christian Dyer Wing USA Sevens 1
15. Mike Te'o Fullback Utah Warriors 29
16. Kapeli Pifeleti Reserve Saracens (ENG) 3
17. Matt Harmon Reserve NOLA Gold 1
18. Dino Waldren Reserve NOLA gold 20
19. Nate Brakeley Reserve Rugby United New York 24
20. Psalm Wooching Reserve San Diego Legion 5
21. Andrew Guerra Reserve NOLA Gold Uncapped
22. Michael Baska Reserve Utah Warriors 1
23. Will Magie Reserve Austin Gilgronis 26