Friday, May 6, 2016

PRO Rugby Weekend Rosters

The line-ups are in for this weekend matches between Ohio and Sacramento and San Francisco and San Diego. Each team has made some changes but arguably the biggest change will be Taku Ngwenya making his debut for San Diego.


Ohio have made the least changes to their roster after their big win over San Francisco. The biggest change is Chris Kunkel coming into the starting line-up as fullback and Dylan Fawsitt set to make his debut off the bench.

Forwards: Angus MacLellan, Peter Malcolm, Jamie Mackintosh, Pierce Dargan, Kyle Baillie, Filippo Ferrarini, Matt Hughston, Sebastian Kalm

Backs: Shaun Davies, JP Eloff, Mason Baum, Roland Suniula, Ahmad Harajly, Spike Davis, Chris Kunkel

Bench: Dylan Fawsitt, Demecus Beach, Dom Pezzutti, Chad Joseph, Allan Hanson, Robbie Shaw, Alex Elkins, Ryan McTiernan

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Sacramento have made some changes off their bye week. Garrett Brewer will move from fullback to fly-half while Ryan Keowler gets a start on the wing. The forward group mostly remains the same.

Forwards: Val Lee-Lo, Ray Barkwill, Ollie Kilifi, Robert Meeson, Sione Sina, Kyle Sumsion, John Quill, Langilangi Haupeakui

Backs: Chris Saint, Garrett Brewer, Jojo Tikoisuva, Mirco Bergamasco, Nemia Qoro, Ryan Keowler, Ryan Thompson

Bench: Matt Doubek, Toke Kefu, Kali Tavake, Sione Latu, Estephan Tuimasanga, Jope Motokana, Fatai Vailala, Alipate Takiveikata

San Francisco

San Francisco haven't made many changes to the players in their starting line-up, just their positions. Jake Anderson moves from fullback to the wing and Orene Ai'i move to the centers. Martini Talapusi takes Anderson's spot at fullback.

Forwards: Niko Lolohea, Jay Finau, Pat Latu, Rich Knight, Alex Bowman, Sam Finau, Siupeli Sakalia, David Tameilau

Backs: Michael Reid, Volney Rouse, Jake Anderson, Orene Ai'i, Nick Blevins, Pila Iongi, Martini Talapusi

Bench: Codi Jones, Fancy Namaluulu, Maka Tameilau, Junior Helu, Charles Mateo, Jack O'Hara, Naibuka Tawake, TBD

San Diego

As mentioned, San Diego will see the introduction of Taku Ngwenya this weekend. That means that Tim Stanfill has to move to the bench. Also getting a starting nod is Andrew Suniula and Tom Bliss. Joe Taufete'e could make his first appearance as a substitute.

Forwards: Hubert Buydens, Tim Barford, Kakalea Pule, David Dolinar, Tai Tuisamoa, Chris Turori, Cecil Garber, Sione Tuihalamaka

Backs: Tom Bliss, Kurt Morath, Phil Mackenzie, Andrew Suniula, Ryan Matyas, Taku Ngwenya, Mikey Te'o

Bench: Joe Taufete'e, Mason Pedersen, Epi Kalamani, Nikola Bursic, Arnold Meredith, Charlie Purdon, Kalei Konrad, Tim Stanfill

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