Rugby

Interim coach Hewett names USA squad

2017-10-26 10:49
Dave Hewett (Gallo)

Cape Town - USA interim head coach Dave Hewett has named a 26-man squad for the Eagles' final two Test matches to close out 2017 against Germany and Georgia.

A collection of "firsts" highlight the initial match as USA v Germany will be the inaugural match of the Gary Gold era with USA Rugby.

As Gold transitions from his current position as Director of Rugby with the Worcester Warriors, he will remotely play an integral role in preparation with interim head coach, Dave Hewett, leading up to and on match day. 

"I am really looking forward to working with the team for the upcoming tour to Germany and Georgia," said Hewett.

"Having the opportunity to lead the side in these Tests, as interim head coach while working alongside a really positive and enthusiastic coaching and management group will be a privilege."

Hewett fills the lead role after serving as forwards coach for the 2017 World Rugby Under-20 Championship champions, New Zealand. Hewett also had a tenure with the Crusaders in Super Rugby as forwards coach from 2011-2016.

Continuing on the first-ever theme, November 18 will mark the first time the United States and German National Rugby team have played one another.

As part of a home-and-away series, the Eagles will play host in June 2018. 

USA squad:

Nate Augspurger, Marcel Brache, Nate Brakeley, Bryce Campbell, Nick Civetta, Shaun Davies, Cam Dolan, Andrew Durutalo, Eric Fry, Hanco Germishuys, Olive Kilifi, Tony Lamborn, Ben Landry, A.J. MacGinty, Will Magie, Samu Manoa, Peter Malcolm, Ryan Matyas, Greg Peterson, John Quill, Paddy Ryan, Blaine Scully, David Tameilau, Mike Te'o, Dino Waldren, Josh Whippy

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