Profiles of the 2015 Rugby World Cup teams.

USA rugby team

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The USA have been competed at ever Rugby World Cup since 1999, but have never advanced beyond the first phase of the tournament.

While American rugby teams have seen vast improvement over the years, the Eagles will have to fight for a World Cup win this time around.

The Eagles face a daunting World Cup assignment, where they tackle South Africa, Samoa, Scotland and Japan in Pool B.


Seamus Kelly (San Francisco), Niko Kruger (Glendale), AJ MacGinty (Life Rugby), Takudzwa Ngwenya (Biarritz/FRA), Folau Niua (USA Sevens), Thretton Palamo (London Welsh/ENG), Mike Petri (New York), Blaine Scully (Saracens/ENG), Hayden Smith (Saracens/ENG), Andrew Suniula (Bucarest/ROM), Shalom Suniula (Seattle), Zack Test (USA Sevens), Brett Thompson (USA Sevens), Chris Wyles (Saracens/ENG)


Danny Barrett (USA Sevens), Chris Baumann (Santa Monica), Cameron Dolan (Cardiff Blues/WAL), Andrew Durutalo (USA Sevens), Zach Fenoglio (Glendale), Eric Fry (Newcastle/ENG), Olive Kilifi (Seattle), Titi Lamositele (Saracens/ENG), Scott LaValla (unattached), Samu Manoa (Toulon/FRA), Al McFarland (New York), Matekitonga Moeakiola (Castanet/FRA), Greg Peterson (Glasgow Warriors/SCO), John Quill (New York), Louis Stanfill (Seattle), Joe Taufete'e (Belmont Shore), Phil Thiel (Life Rugby)


Mike Tolkin