USA name 35-man touring squad

Date published: October 23 2014

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USA head coach Mike Tolkin has named his squad for next month’s tour which features a Test against New Zealand in Chicago.

USA head coach Mike Tolkin has named his squad for next month’s tour which features a November 1 Test against New Zealand in Chicago.

Not all of the players will be available for every match.

USA Rugby and Premiership Rugby recently reached an agreement to allow leading American players based in Britain, France and Japan to play against the All Blacks at Soldier Field.

Among them: Cameron Dolan and Samu Manoa of Northhampton; Newcastle’s Eric Fry; Leicester’s Blaine Scully; and Hayden Smith and Chris Wyles of Saracens.

Thretton Palamon will be able to leave Saracens to play against Tonga in Gloucester, England, on November 15, and Fiji in Vannes, France, on November 22.

The Eagles also will play Romania in Bucharest on November 8.

Other capped, overseas Eagles playing in the British Isles selected for the November Tour include Tim Maupin – who had been training with Trinity College prior to joining the Eagles Select XV at the 2014 IRB Americas Rugby Championship earlier this month – John Quill, Brett Thompson, and Tai Tuisamoa.

Scott LaValla will be available for three of the Eagles’ four matches, including the final match in France, where the lock plays for Stade Fran

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