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Thursday, May 25, 2017

South Panthers Name Team To Face Mexico


The South Panthers have named their training squad ahead of their big Rugby Americas North match against Mexico on May 27th in Puebla, Mexico. The team will once again have the services of several of their top veterans like Matt Hughston. Also turning out for the team is former Eagles 7s player Marcus Satavu. Other players, like Gerson Blaise and Saade Bou Mikael have experience playing with Life.

The match against Mexico is a big one. The South's win over the Cayman Islands along with Mexico's win over Bermuda means that whoever wins this next match will be in the driver's seat to claim the top spot in the pool. It's clear that Mexico and the South are the two best teams in the pool so even though it's possible that someone slips up in the final round of matches it is very unlikely. Additionally for the South this is the only match they will have on the road.

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Squad:  Adam Channel (Tiger Rugby), Alex Nazon (Charleston Outlaws), Amro Gouda (Charlotte), Calvin Storey (Raleigh), Cormac Kenan (Southern Pines), David Coleman (Birmingham), Gerson Blaise (Atlanta Old White), (C) Hein Erasmus (Miami Tridents), Jarrett Gartin (North Atlanta), John Bryant (Charleston), Jordan Gunderson (Southern Pines), Marcus Satavu (USA Rugby South), Matt Fontana (Atlanta Renegades), Matt Hughston (Charlotte), Mikey Sanders (Macon), Nathan Ring (Nashville), Robert (Trey) (Eason Southern Pines), Saade Bou-Mikael (New Orleans), Stephen Cappello (Mystic River), Todd Sherer (Columbia), Waymon Cassell (Nashville), Wayne Chermely (Knoxville), Zach Miller (North Atlanta)


Coaches/Staff: Rene Daniel (USA Rugby South Head Coach), Renaldo Arroya (Valdosta St U), Pete Redmond (Augusta), Francesco Balsas (USA Rugby South), Nese Malifa (Tiger Rugby), Craig Weyer (New River Wellness Medical), Gary Kent (Columbus/Fort Benning Mgr), Kevin Kitto (USA Rugby South Mgr)



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