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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Breaking Down The Eagles Squad By Club


As you would expect the Eagles squad is dominated by players plying their trade overseas and those playing in Major League Rugby. For the first time every single player on the Eagles team is either a full-time professional or training in a full-time environment. That is a very positive change.

Thirteen of the thirty-one players in camp play their rugby overseas. Five of them play in the Premiership while eight are on the books of one of the top three leagues in Europe. Only three are from the Southern Hemisphere.

In terms of Major League Rugby San Diego leads the way with seven players followed by Glendale with six. Every single team except for NOLA has a player on the squad. Only Utah are the other team besides Glendale and San Diego with multiple selections.

Take the jump to read more.

Overseas

Premiership: Chris Baumann (Leicester), Titi Lamositele (Saracens), Joe Taufete'e (Worcester), Nick Civetta (Newcastle), AJ MacGinty (Sale)

Pro 14: Blaine Scully (Cardiff)

Top 14: David Ainuu (Toulouse Espoirs), Samu Manoa (Toulon)

RFU Championship: Nick Civetta (Doncaster on loan from Newcastle), Will Hooley (Bedford)

Pro D2: Eric Fry (Vannes)

Other: James Hilterbrand (Manly/Shute Shield), Ruben de Haas (Cheetahs Academy), Marcel Brache (Western Force)

Major League Rugby

Seattle: Ollie Kilifi

Glendale: Dylan Fawsitt, John Quill, Ben Landry, Shaun Davies, Will Magie, Bryce Campbell

San Diego: Siaosi Mahoni, Cam Dolan, Tony Lamborn, Nate Augspurger, Ryan Matyas, Dylan Audsley, Ben Cima

Austin: Hanco Germishuys

Houston: Paul Mullen

Utah: David Tameilau, Paul Lasike

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