Saturday, May 28, 2016

San Francisco, Ohio Name Starters

Photo: Colleen McCloskey
Both Ohio and San Francisco have named their starting line-ups for Sunday's match at Boxer Stadium. The big news heading into the weekend was the availability of Mils Muliaina for San Francisco. The 100 cap All Black had to finish up his duties with Zebre in the Pro12 before making the move over but he practiced with the team this week and will slide in the centers with Orene Ai'i. That means there is no room for Canadian Nick Blevins who is on the bench. Also on the bench for San Francisco is Pila Huihui. There have been many that have been excited to see him in PRO Rugby.

For Ohio there aren't many changes and why not after the team has played well the last several weeks. Robbie Shaw will continue to fill the void at fly-half while Ahmad Harajly steps into the starting line-up.

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Forwards: Jaime Mackintosh, Dylan Fawsitt, Angus MacLellan, Pierce Dargan, Kyle Baillie, Felippo Ferrarini, Matt Hughston, Sebastian Kalm

Backs: Shaun Davies, Robbie Shaw, Ahmad Harajly, Roland Suniula, Ryan Cochran, Spike Davis, Allen Hanson

Bench: Peter Malcolm, Ryan McTiernan, Chad Joseph, Alex Elkins, Chris Kunkel, Shawn Riley, Sam McGuffie, Demecus Beach

San Francisco

Forwards: Niko Lolohea, Patrick Latu, Fancy Namulauulu, Brendan Daly, David Tameilau, Sam Finau, Isaac Helu, Bill Fukofuka

Backs: Michael Reid, Volney Rouse, Pila Iongi, Orene Ai'i, Mils Muliaina, Michael Haley, Martini Talapusi

Bench: Codi Jones, Maka Tameilau, Jay Finau, Siupeli Sakalia, CC Mahoni, Junior Helu, Nick Blevins, Pila Huihui

1 comment:

  1. McGuffie is an interesting story. Former Michigan and Rice University running back. He is a guy to keep an eye on over the next few years as a wing or center.