Friday, November 24, 2017

Manoa Starts As Eagles Ready For Georgia

The Eagles have elected to make only a few changes to their line-up as they get ready to play Georgia. Interim head coach Dave Hewett has only swapped out Tony Lamborn and Andrew Durutalo in the starting line-up for John Quill and Samu Manoa. Manoa wasn't available last week while Quill came off the bench. Both Lamborn and Durutalo are on the bench. Outside of the Manoa and Quill change the entire forward pack stays the same with Ollie Kilifi, Joe Taufete'e, and Dino Waldren as the front row. Nick Civetta and Greg Peterson are the locks with Ben Landry keeping his spot at flanker.

There are no starting changes in the backs but there is a positional change. Mike Te'o and Blaine Scully swap places from last week with Te'o playing on the wing and Scully at fullback. With Georgia expected to kick more than Germany this changes makes a lot of sense in many ways. Scully has a good boot and makes smart decisions.

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The match starts at 9:00 a.m. et/6:00 a.m. pt and can be seen on The Rugby Channel.

Forwards: Ollie Kilifi, Joe Taufete'e, Dino Waldren, Greg Peterson, Nick Civetta, Ben Landry, John Quill, Samu Manoa

Backs: Shaun Davies, AJ MacGinty, Ryan Matyas, Bryce Campbell, Marcel Brache, Mike Te'o, Blaine Scully

Bench: Peter Malcolm, Huluholo Moungaloa, Paddy Ryan, Nate Brakeley, Andrew Durutalo, Tony Lamborn, Nate Augspurger, Will Magie

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