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Four Irish-Born Players Named In USA Squad To Face England

AJ MacGinty USA

 USA head coach Gary Gold has named his team for their World Cup Pool C encounter against England on Thursday with four Irish names included.

Following on from their performances for the USA at the World Cup four years ago, the experienced AJ MacGinty and John Quill are named to start.

MacGinty, who plays his club rugby with Sale, is named at out-half while Cork native Quill will feature in the back row alongside Tony Lamborn and Cam Dolan who makes his first World Cup start after four matches as a replacement.

John Quill

Meanwhile, David Ainuu, Joe Taufete’e and Titi Lamositele start together in the front row. At 19 years 310 days old, Ainuu will become the second youngest front-row starter in a Rugby World Cup match. Ben Landry and Nick Civetta complete the pack in the second row.

Shaun Davies will partner MacGinty in the half-backs while Paul Lasike is named alongside Marcel Brache in the centre.

Captain Blaine Scully is joined by Will Hooley and Martin Iosefo in the back line.

Greystones RFC man Dylan Fawsitt is named among the replacements and he is joined on the bench by fellow Irish native, Paul Mullen.

USA team v England: 

1. David Ainuu

2. Joe Taufete’e

3. Titi Lamositele

4. Ben Landry

5. Nick Civetta

6. Tony Lamborn

7. John Quill

8. Cam Dolan

9. Shaun Davies

10. AJ MacGinty

11. Martin Iosefo

12. Paul Lasike

13. Marcel Brache

14. Blaine Scully (capt.)

15. Will Hooley

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Author: Marisa Kennedy

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