Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mike Tolkin Announces Squad for Domestic Eagles Camp


Mike Tolkin has announced the group of 27 men who will travel to Atlanta as part of the USA Men's Eagles Domestic camp, slated to take place February 20th-23rd.  The camp will serve as a warm up as the Eagles prepare for their Rugby World Cup Qualifier matches latter this spring.

The domestic camp serves as an opportunity for Eagle candidates, who are not playing overseas, to get together and acclimate themselves to Tolkin's system. The group of 27 includes club players from many of the top programs in the United States.  It also includes a few players from the US Sevens player pool.  Tolkin had some interesting comments about the emergence and the of these players as well. 

A few of the players called to camp are unavailable due to injuries or work commitments.  Niua for example recently signed a contract with the Glasgow Warriors and is unavailable.  While Brett Thompson is unavailable due to injury. 

Men's Eagles | February Domestic Camp
Forwards
Derek Asbun - New York Athletic Club
Danny Barrett - Men's Eagles Sevens
Tom Coolican - New York Athletic Club
John Cullen - Seattle-OPSB
T.C. Elliott - Seattle-OPSB
Zach Fenoglio - Glendale Raptors
Graham Harriman - James Bay RFC
Olive Kilifi - Seattle-OPSB
Brodie Orth - Kansas City Blues
Louis Stanfill - Seattle-OPSB
Kyle Sumsion - Brigham Young University
Phil Thiel - Life
Matt Trouville - Seattle-OPSB
Nick Wallace - James Bay RFC
Aaron Young - Milwaukee Barbarians

Backs
Chris Chapman - New York Athletic Club
Joe Cowley - Life University
Miles Craigwell - Seattle-OPSB
Shaun Davies - Life
Dean Gericke - Houston Athletic Rugby Club
Troy Hall - New York Athletic Club
Kelly Kolberg - Dallas RFC
Chad London - Glendale Raptors
Tim Maupin - Olympic Club
Mike Petri - New York Athletic Club
Adam Siddall - Unattached
Shalom Suniula - Men's Eagles Sevens

Not considered for selection due to injury
Brian Doyle
James Paterson
Shawn Pittman

Selected but not available
Peter Dahl
Seamus Kelly

Selected but not available due to injury
Brett Thompson

Recently moved overseas
Toby L'Estrange
Folau Niua
Tai Tuisamoa
Men's Eagles | Coaching Staff
Mike Tolkin - Head Coach
Billy Millard - Assistant Coach
Justin Fitzpatrick - Assistant Coach
Phil Bailey - Assistant Coach
David Williams - Strength and Conditioning Coach
Chris O'Brien - Assistant Coach
Paul Goulding - Analyst
James Walton - Analyst
Richard Quincy - Physio
Zach Vyhnanek - Physio
Sarah Sall - Massage Therapist
Tristan Lewis - Manager

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