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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.
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
"I am really looking forward to working with the team for the
upcoming tour to Germany and Georgia," said Hewett.
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
Continuing on the first-ever theme, November 18 will mark the first
time the United States and German National Rugby team have played one
As part of a home-and-away series, the Eagles will play host in June 2018.
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