Thursday, February 22, 2018

Baumann Returns, Eagles Named To Face Brazil

Chris Baumann will make his 2018 debut for the Eagles this weekend as they take on Brazil. Baumann was not with the team for the first three weeks of the Americas Rugby Championship and not included on the original roster but after missing out on action for Leicester has been made available this weekend. He's one of a few changes head coach Gary Gold has made to his squad.

Joining Baumann in the front-row is Huluholo Moungaloa, who started last week, and Dylan Fawsitt, who was on the bench last week. James Hilterbrand, who started last week at hooker is not in the squad this week giving Peter Malcolm a spot on the bench. Other front-row replacements Tony Purpura and Angus MacLellan.

The same group remains in the locks with Ben Landry and Nick Civetta starting. There i a change in the back-row with Hanco Germishuys replacing Tony Lamborn. Psalm Wooching and Cam Dolan keep their starting spots. Matt Jensen is the lock replacement and Lamborn is on the bench.

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There will also be a change at scrumhalf. Shaun Davies will get his first chance to start while Nate Augspurger moves out to the wing. The move keeps Augspurger on the field while giving a chance to Davies. Ruben de Haas is on the bench.

Will Magie starts once again at flyhalf. The wings will be Augspurger and Josh Whippy. Bryce Campbell and Dylan Audsley are the centers with Mike Te'o at fullback. Ben Cima and Paul Lasike are the backs replacements.

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Forwards: Huluholo Moungaloa, Dylan Fawsitt, Chris Baumann, Ben Landry, Nick Civetta, Psalm Wooching, Hanco Germishuys, Cam Dolan

Backs: Shaun Davies, Will Magie, Josh Whippy, Bryce Campbell, Dylan Audsley, Nate Augspurger, Mike Te'o

Bench: Peter Malcolm, Tony Purpura, Angus MacLellan, Matt Jensen, Tony Lamborn, Ruben de Haas, Ben Cima, Paul Lasike

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