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Four Irish Players Included In USA Rugby World Cup Squad

USA head coach Gary Gold has named his final 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. 

The former Worcester Warriors boss has overseen a positive preseason for the Eagles. They performed well in the Pacific Nations Cup which included wins over Canada and Samoa before falling to eventual competition winners Japan on a final scoreline of 34-20.

At the weekend, they had their last hit out and they produced a come-from-behind win to emerge 20-15 winners of Canada in Vancouver.

One of the players who scored a crucial second-half try in that game was Dylan Fawsitt. The Greystones RFC man has been included in the final 31-man squad alongside fellow Irish-born players John Quill, Paul Mullen and AJ MacGinty.

USA Squad
USA’s Dylan Fawsitt with Ireland’s Andrew Conway and Jordi Murphy

MacGinty and Quill have already represented the USA at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The full USA Rugby World Cup squad is below:

Forwards: 

David Ainu’u – Prop – Toulouse – 8 caps

Malon Al-Jiboori – Flanker – Unattached – 5 caps

Nate Brakeley – Lock – Rugby United New York – 21 caps

Nick Civetta – Lock – Unattached – 23 caps

Cam Dolan – No. 8 – NOLA Gold – 47 caps

Dylan Fawsitt – Hooker – Rugby United New York – 12 caps

Eric Fry – Prop – Vannes – 45 caps

Hanco Germishuys – Flanker – Glendale Raptors – 17 caps

James Hilterbrand – Hooker – Manly Marlins – 19 caps

Olive Kilifi – Prop – Seattle Seawolves – 27 caps

Tony Lamborn – Flanker – Melbourne Rebels – 19 caps

Titi Lamositele – Prop – Saracens – 28 caps

Ben Landry – Lock – Ealing Trailfinders – 22 caps

Paul Mullen – Prop – Unattached – 14 caps

Gregory Peterson – Lock – Newcastle Falcons – 26 caps

Ben Pinkelman – Flanker – USA Sevens – 1 cap

John Quill – Flanker – Rugby United New York – 36 caps

Joseph Taufete’e – Hooker – Worcester Warriors 23 caps

Backs

Blaine Scully (C) – Wing – Unattached – 50 caps

Nate Augspurger – Scrumhalf / Wing – San Diego Legion – 24 caps

Marcel Brache – Center/Wing – Western Force – 19 caps

Bryce Campbell – Centre – London Irish – 28 caps

Shaun Davies – Scrumhalf – Glendale Raptors – 25 caps

Ruben De Haas – Scrumhalf – Free State Cheetahs – 13 caps

Will Hooley – Fullback – Bedford Blues – 12 caps

Martin Iosefo – Wing – USA Sevens – 6 caps

Paul Lasike – Centre – Harlequins – 16 caps

AJ MacGinty – Flyhalf – Sale Sharks – 24 caps

Will Magie – Flyhalf – Unattached – 25 caps

Thretton Palamo – Centre – Houston SaberCats – 18 caps

Mike Te’o – Wing – San Diego Legion – 24 caps

 

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