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Damm and Maughan included in USA Eagles Squad for July Internationals

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4 weeks ago

Test match rugby returns to home soil for the USA Men’s Eagles in a few short weeks, as the USA Men’s Eagles coaching staff have confirmed the traveling roster and reserves for a two-match series in Chicago and Washington DC.

Arriving in Chicago on June 30th for a brief camp in lead up to the first face-off with Romania, USA fans can look forward to the continued American Series produced in partnership with AEG Rugby. The USA will face Romania on July 5, 8PM ET at SeatGeek Stadium in Chicago, IL and then move on to Washington DC to host Scotland on July 12, 6:30 PM ET at Audi Field.

Tickets are available at usa.rugby/tickets with both games streamed live on FloRugby.

Head Coach Scott Lawrence said on the player pool, “We’ve picked a balance of experienced Eagles and new players in key positions, aimed toward future growth into the Eagle jersey in this first mission of Project Gemini. It was a highly competitive pool in certain positions, and there will be others in reserve and continuing to play domestically still who will challenge for a spot in the Pacific Nations Cup and beyond. It must be earned.”

This will be the first full assembly for the USA Men’s Eagles in 2024, coming off some important wins in the summer and fall of 2023. The first fixtures under Head Coach Scott Lawrence, the USA went 4-2 with wins over Stade Toulousain in Utah and a sweep of the La Vila International tournament in November. The first match of 2024 will also be a rematch with Romania, another game in the win column from Bucharest last August.

Five new prospects are named to the traveling roster, with an opportunity to capture their USA Eagle number. Competing in France with Brive, Renger Van Eerten earns his first camp invite alongside Seattle Seawolves stars JP Smith and Connor Mooneyham. Eric Storti brings in the young corps off a D1A National Championship win with Saint Mary's and Anthem Rugby Carolina prospect Steffan Crimp also receives his first National Team invite. Veteran Greg Peterson will Captain the squad, joining from his first year in MLR with the San Diego Legion.

Leading into the tour assembly, Lawrence and staff will host the team leadership group in Charlotte, NC for an alignment camp, an annual gathering between veteran players and staff to calibrate the time between assemblies and set goals for the upcoming year. The group will also host joint sessions and coaching with the Men’s U20s team who will also be in Charlotte for World Rugby U20s Trophy preparation.

Lawrence added on the age-grade collaboration, “We’re aggressive about growing the professionalism and standards in our U18 and U20 programs. Time side by side with a senior Eagle, to see the behaviors and habits of a high performing test match player is much more effective than any classroom or field session we could do in fueling that growth.”

USA Men’s Eagles 30 Player Roster | 2024 American Series July Internationals

NAMECLUB
Prop
Jack IscaroOld Glory DC
Jake TurnbullAnthem RC
Paul MullenUtah Warriors
Alex MaughanRFCLA
Nate SylviaSan Diego Legion
Hooker
Mike Sosene-FeagaiAgen (FRA)
Dylan FawsittChicago Hounds
Kapeli PifeletiSaracens (ENG)
Lock
Renger Van EertenCA Brive Rugby (FRA)
Jason DammRFCLA
Greg PetersonSan Diego Legion
Cam DolanNOLA Gold
Flanker
Sam GollaDallas Jackals
Ben BonassoMiami Sharks
Paddy RyanSan Diego Legion
Jamason Fa'anana-SchultzOld Glory DC
No 8.
Thomas Tu'avaoUtah Warriors
Scrumhalf
Ruben De HaasCheetahs (RSA)
JP SmithSeattle Seawolves
Flyhalf
AJ MacGintyBristol Bears
Luke CartyChicago Hounds
Center
Bryce CampbellChicago Hounds
Tavite LopetiSeattle Seawolves
Erich StortiSaint Mary's College
Tommaso BoniOld Glory DC
Wing
Christian DyerHouston SaberCats
Nate AugspurgerChicago Hounds
Conner MooneyhamSeattle Seawolves
Fullback
Mitch WilsonNew England Free Jacks
Steffan CrimpAnthem RC


USA Men’s Eagles Non-Traveling Reserves

Payton TeleaSan Diego Legion
Kaleb GeigerNew England Free Jacks
Pono DavisHouston SaberCats
Sean McNultyMiami Sharks
Lucas GramlickAnthem RC
Viliami HeluSan Diego Legion
Bailey WilsonUtah Warriors
Corey DanielOld Glory DC
Collin GrosseOld Glory DC
Luke WhiteChicago Hounds
Ethan McVeighOld Glory DC
Lauina FutiSeattle Seawolves
Noah BrownChicago Hounds
Toby FrickerNew England Free Jacks


Injury Recovery or Unavailable for July Tour

Conor McManusAnthem RC
Chris HilsenbeckBiarritz (FRA)
Mika KruseUtah Warriors
Makeen AlikhanDallas Jackals
Paul LasikeUtah Warriors
Dominic BesagSaint Mary's College
Joe ManoUtah Warriors
Chris MattinaSan Diego Legion
David Ainu'uStade Toulousain
Joe Taufete'eSeattle Seawolves
Nafi Ma'afuBiarritz (FRA)
Siaosi MahoniHouston SaberCats


USA Men’s Staff | 2024 American Series July Internationals

Scott Lawrence | Head Coach

Alama Ieremia | Backs and Attack Coach

Nick Easter | Forwards and Defense Coach

Jono Phillips | Skills Coach

Blake Bradford | Scrum Coach

Alex Ross | Head of Athlete Performance

Jimmy Harrison | Analyst

Rodolfo Broggi | Athlete Performance

Dehra Harris | Performance Psychology

Michael Sheridan | Head Athletic Trainer

Ron Klingensmith | Assistant Athletic Trainer

Deanna Sisti | Assistant Athletic Trainer

Willie Berlanga | Sports Massage Therapist

Steve Levin | Team Doctor

Sam Akhavan | Team Doctor

Oscar Alvarez | Team Manager

USA Men’s Eagles 2024 American Series Schedule

USA vs Romania | July 5, 2024 8PM ET

SeatGeek Stadium, Chicago, IL

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USA vs Scotland | July 12, 2024 6:30PM ET

Audi Field, Washington D.C.

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USA vs Canada | August 31, 2024

Dignity Health Sports Park, Los Angeles, CA

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