USA Eagles mentor Gary Gold has named winger Marcel Brache as the teams captain ahead of their Americas Rugby Championship game bs Chile on Saturday.
Brache, who was conceived in California yet experienced childhood in South Africa, is a universal veteran at 31, having played for Western Province, the Stormers, and Australia’s Western Force in Super Rugby. He replaces ordinary skipper Blaine Scully, who is harmed for the match in Santiago.
The US is the two-time guarding ARC champions and Gold, a previous South Africa aide mentor, said of the Eagles’ opening game against the Chileans: “Our first test of the ARC won’t be simple, playing the Chilean side in their home domain.
“Chile plays an enthusiastic and physical game and given this is the beginning of a long competition, we should play to our qualities to set up the energy we have to help us through the challenge.
“Obviously, we need to win our third ARC title, yet that will be much progressively troublesome as all teams have returned with a reestablished physicality. This is the beginning of our Rugby World Cup year and we should guarantee our folks are set up to deal with the force in each match for the full 80 minutes.”
The Eagles are supported by the arrival of Sale Sharks flyhallf AJ McGinty, who has been out harmed since November.
Circular segment matches check towards World Rugby rankings focuses and consider Test tops. Brache made his introduction for the USA in 2016, and has 12 tops to date.
Team USA: 15 Will Magie, 14 Gannon Moore, 13 Bryce Campbell, 12 Paul Lasike, 11 Marcel Brache (chief), 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Shaun Davies, 8 Cam Dolan, 7 Hanco Germishuys, 6 John Quill, 5 Nick Civetta, 4 Greg Peterson, 3 Dino Waldren, 2 Joe Taufete’e, 1 Titi Lamositele
Replacements: 16 James Hilterbrand, 17 Chance Wenglewski, 18 Paul Mullen, 19 Nate Brakeley, 20 Tevita Tameilau, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Tadhg Leader, 23 Dylan Audsley