The USA Men's Junior All-Americans will play the Irish Exiles on Wednesday. Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club have hosted the team and this match will mark the end of the JAAs' five-day training camp in advance of the Junior World Rugby Trophy that will kick off on May 24.
The Exiles are the fifth Irish Provience and are funded by the Irish Rugby Football Union. They draw their player base from Irish qualified players living in the UK. The Exiles have produced some 20 full Irish Internationals, including Simon Easterby and Rob Henderson both. Recent USA scrumhalf Robbie Shaw played for the Exiles at the U18 and *21 level. The squad for tomorrow evening includes some three of this year’s Ireland U18 team, and two Ireland U19 Internationals.
USA Junior All-Americans Squad
1 Charles Koehler (Univ. Wisconsin - Whitewater), 2 Patrick Latu (San Francisco Golden Gate), 3 Paul Mullen (Houston Area Rugby Club), 4 Daniel Metcalf (Penn State), 5 Patrick Coleman (Cal), 6 Alec Gletzer (Univ. Calif - Santa Barbara), 7 Michael Juszczak (Univ. of Utah), 8 Tavake Sanft (Spearhead Academy), 9 Michael Oliver (Loughborough Univ.), 10 Will Magie (Leeds Univ.), 11 Madison Hughes (Wellington College), 12 Bubba Jones (St. Marys College), 13 William Farrell (Univ. of Georgia), 14 Apelu So'oalo (At Large), 15 Joe Cowley (Life)
16 Andrew Ohmann, 17 Oliva Auimatagi (Old Mission Bay Athletic Club), 18 Eric Rygiel (Arizona State University), 19 Timothy O’Hara (Santa Clara University), 20 Tyler Black (Colorado Springs), 21 Sean Carley (St. Mary’s College), 22 Paris Hollis (Life University), 23 Michael Durant (New York Athletic Club), 24 Connor Mills (Texas A&M), 25 Jake Fallon (Grand Rapids Gazelles), 26 Adam Sandstrom (Arizona State University)
The Exiles squad also includes Worcester Warriors Academy prop Louis Padian, who represented the Ireland Under-19s last season, and UWIC scrum half Kieran Marmion who played for Ireland Under-19/Under-20 Development side against France this month. Kieran has been offered an Academy contract by Connacht for next season.
The Exiles side will be managed by Chris Magowan and coached by Kevan Bell and Sam McKinney.
EXILES Squad L. Padian, L. Murphy-Wooldridge, J. McWilliams-Gray, J. Caulfield , T. Crozier, C. O’Connell, J. Hogg, M. Jones, C. Burke, C. Joyce, A. Richardson, P S Safi, W. Brown, K. Marmion, A. O’Meara, C. Ryan, L. Marmion, N. Brown, R. Day, T. Chellew, W. McTigue, J . Beckett, L. O’Keefe & D. Panter
USA U20s play Ireland Exiles at Ealing Trailfinders, Wednesday, May 18, 6.30pm