USA Eagles Rugby World Cup 2011 Squad Profiles

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Here is the USA Eagles 2011 Rugby World Cup squad.Follow their progress on the U.S. Embassy's blog dedicated to the USA Eagles team:http://usrugbynz.com http://newzealand.usembassy.gov

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<ul><li> 1. 2011 RWC MEDIA GUIDE</li></ul><p> 2. Inaki Chris Biller Basauri HOOKER Height: 181 cm FLANKER Weight: 102 kgPLAYERS Height: 197 cmDOB: 11/10/1985 Weight: 109 kgClub: San Francisco DOB: 10/10/1984 Golden Gate Club: Perigueux (France)Location: California, Location: Paris, France USA# of appearances for club: 0 Points scored: 0 # of appearances for club: 32 Points scored: 75# of national team appearances: 11# of national team appearances: 13National team debut: v Scotland A May 2007National team debut: v Ireland May 2009Points scored national team: 0Points scored national team: 5 (1 Try)# of RWC tournaments played in: 2007 (2)# of RWC tournaments played in: 0Previous teams played for: Maryland Exiles, Massy (France), AgenPrevious teams played for: University of California, Berkeley(France), Lannemezan (France), LAquila (Italy) Chris is one of several former California Golden Bears in the USAInaki first started rugby at 15, progressing so quickly that he was squad. Following an impressive rugby career at University, heselected for the U-19 USA team the following year. At 17 he be- was named to the Collegiate All-Americans. Chris currently playscame the vice-captain of the USA U-19 side that competed at for San Francisco Golden Gate, the 2011 Super League Nationalthe World Championships in France. Since then, Inaki has played Champions. He made his Eagle debut in 2009, and has 15 inter-professional rugby in France at Massy, (Agen), Lannemezan and national appearances. This will be his first RWC.at LAquila in Italy last season. Inaki made his Eagle debut in2007 and has 11 international appearances. He represented theUSA at the 2007 RWC. Patrick Danahy Todd Clever FLANKER FLANKER Height: 195 cm Height: 195 cmWeight: 113 kg Weight: 103 kgDOB: 07/03/1985 DOB: 16/01/1983 Club: Life University Club: Suntory SungoliathLocation: Atlanta, (Japan)Georgia, USA Location: Tokyo, Japan# of appearances for club: 20 Points scored: 30# of national team appearances: 5National team debut: v Uruguay November 2009# of appearances for club: 15 Points scored: 50 Points scored national team: 5 (1 Try)# of national team appearances: 37# of RWC tournaments played in: 0National team debut: v Argentina August 2003Previous teams played for: Stanford University, Trinity College DublinPoints scored national team: 55 (11 Tries)(Ireland), Eastern Suburbs (Australia)# of RWC tournaments played in: 2003 (0) / 2007 (4)Pat was named to the Collegiate All-Americans in 2007-2008Previous teams played for: College Park, University of Nevada Reno, when he captained Stanford University. After gaining his Man-Old Mission Beach Athletic Club (OMBAC), Mahurangi (New Zea-agement Science degree and Masters in Sociology, he playedland), North Harbour (New Zealand), Xerox Lions (South Africa)rugby at Dublin University in Ireland. Last year Pat played in Aus-Todd is one Americas most famous rugby players. He represent-tralia at Eastern Suburbs, and is currently at Life University. Heed the High School All-Americans, USA U-19 side, University ofmade his Eagle debut in 2009, and has 5 international appear-Nevada, Reno, and was a three-time College All-American. Todd ances. This will be his first RWC.has played professionally in New Zealand for North Harbour, Su-per Rugby in South Africa for the Xerox Lions and is currentlyin Japan with Suntory Sungoliath. Todd has also played on theHSBC Sevens World Series, competing in 23 tournaments for theUSA. He made his Eagle debut in 2003, and has 37 international2 appearances. Todd will captain the United States at the RWC,and has competed in both the 2003 and 2007 RWC tournaments. 3. Paul EmerickTai Enosa CENTREFLYHALF Height: 182 cmHeight: 179 cm Weight: 98 kg Weight: 88 kg PLAYERS DOB: 24/01/1980 DOB: 03/06/1989 Club: Life University Club: Belmont Shore Location: Atlanta,Location: Oceanside,Georgia, USA California, USA# of appearances for club: 2 Points scored: 15# of appearances for club: 30 Points scored: 373# of national team appearances: 44# of national team appearances: 5National team debut: v Spain April 2003 National team debut: v Tonga June 2011Points scored national team: 70 (14 Tries)Points scored national team: 7 (1 Try, 1 Con)# of RWC tournaments played in: 2003 (3) / 2007 (1) # of RWC tournaments played in: 0Previous teams played for: University of Northern Iowa, Mahurangi Previous teams played for: Marist St. Josephs (Samoa),(New Zealand), Amatori Catania (Italy), Overmach Parma (Italy), Tempe, Pearl CityNewport Gwent Dragons (Wales), Ulster (Ireland) Tai first played rugby whilst in New Zealand, then for Samoa atPaul attended the University of Northern Iowa, and was a three- the U-19 and U-20 levels. After moving to America, Tai made thetime All-American. He has an extensive rugby resume, playing at USA U-20 side. He played for Tempe in Arizona, before transfer-Mahurangi (New Zealand), Amatori Catania (Italy), Overmach Parmaring to Belmont Shore, the 2011 USA National 7s Champions. Tai(Italy), Newport Gwent Dragons (Wales) and recently at Ulster in Ire- has also played on the HSBC Sevens World Series, competing inland. (Ireland). Paul is back in America and currently playing for Life 5 tournaments for the USA. He made his Eagle debut in 2011,University. Paul has also played on the HSBC Sevens World Series, and has 5 international appearances. This will be his first RWC.competing in 16 tournaments for the USA. He made his Eagle debutin 2003, and has 44 international appearances. Paul has competedin both the 2003 and 2007 RWC tournaments. JJ Gagiano NUMBER 8 Eric FryHeight: 191 cm Weight: 112 kg PROPDOB: 14/08/1985 Height: 192 cmClub: University of Cape Weight: 114 kgTown (South Africa) DOB: 14/09/1987 Location: Cape Town, Club: Las Vegas South Africa Blackjacks Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA# of appearances for club: 85 Points scored: 70# of national team appearances: 13National team debut: v Uruguay November 2008# of appearances for club: 6 Points scored: 5 Points scored national team: 5 (1 Try)# of national team appearances: 5 # of RWC tournaments played in: 0National team debut: v Tonga June 2011Previous teams played for: Rugby Roma (Italy)Points scored national team: 0# of RWC tournaments played in: 0 JJ played rugby at the famous South African school, Bishops,captaining the squad in his final year gaining 54 caps. He thenPrevious teams played for: University of California, Berkeley spent a three-month season in Italy in 2009, playing for RugbyEric started his rugby career at Jesuit High School in Sacramen-Roma. JJ has represented the Eastern Province Kings in the Cur-to. He then played for the California Golden Bears, winning fourrie Cup First Division, winning the league in 2010, as well as be-National Championships, and being named on the Collegiate All-ing part of the Western Province Currie Cup squad. He captainedAmerican squad. Eric is currently with the Las Vegas Blackjacks.the University of Cape Town in two Varsity Cups, and is nearingHe made his Eagle debut in 2011, and has 5 international appear-100 appearances. His ambitions include playing Super Rugby orances. This will be his first RWC.in the Heineken Cup. He made his Eagle debut in 2008, and has13 international appearances. This will be his first RWC. 3 4. Colin Hawley Nic Johnson WING NUMBER 8 Height: 192 cm Height: 195 cm Weight: 93 kgWeight: 114 kgPLAYERS DOB: 10/04/1987DOB: 15/04/1983 Club: The Olympic Club Club: Unattached Location: Sacramento,Location: Denver, California, USAColorado,USA# of appearances for club: 2 Points scored: 5# of appearances for club: 0 Points scored: 0# of national team appearances: 4# of national team appearances: 14National team debut: v Georgia June 2009 National team debut: v Ireland May 2009Points scored national team: 5 (1 Try) Points scored national team: 0# of RWC tournaments played in: 0# of RWC tournaments played in: 0Previous teams played for: University of California, Berkeley, Previous teams played for: ORSU Jesters, Mid-Northern RFC (NewSacramento CapitalsZealand), Denver Barbarians, LAquila (Italy)Colin is one of several former California Golden Bears in the USANic played basketball at Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore-squad. While at University, he was named to the Collegiate All-gan. Soon thereafter he started playing rugby, making the NorthAmericans. His current club is The Olympic Club in San Fran- America 4 squad in 2008. On the club level, Nic has played withcisco. Colin has also played on the HSBC Sevens World Series,ORSU Jesters, Mid-Northern club (New Zealand, Northland Clubcompeting in 3 tournaments for the USA. He made his Eagle de-Championship in 2007) and captained the Denver Barbariansbut in 2009, and has 4 international appearances. This will be for several seasons. Last year he played professional rugby athis first RWC. LAquila in Italy. He made his Eagle debut in 2009, and has 14 international appearances. This will be his first RWC. Scott LaValla LOCKMike Height: 194 cm MacDonald Weight: 115 kg PROP DOB: 04/07/1988Height: 185 cm Club: Stade FrancaisWeight: 123 kg (France)DOB: 27/11/1980 Location: Paris, FranceClub: Leeds Carnegie(England)Location: Leeds, England# of appearances for club: 0 Points scored: 0# of national team appearances: 6# of appearances for club: 115 Points scored: 125National team debut: v Russia June 2010# of national team appearances: 62Points scored national team: 0 National team debut: v Fiji July 2000# of RWC tournaments played in: 0Points scored national team: 30 (6 Tries)Previous teams played for: Budd Bay RFC, Dublin University # of RWC tournaments played in: 2003 (4) / 2007 (4)(Ireland), Ulster A (Ireland)Previous teams played for: Lamorinda, San Francisco Golden Gate, University of California, Berkeley, Worcester RFC (England)Scott first started playing rugby at 16 and went on to representthe USA U-19 team at the IRB Junior World Cup. In 2008 heMike began playing rugby in high school, eventually winning fourcaptained the USA U-20 side that played in Ireland. He then at-rugby National Championships with the California Golden Bears;tended Trinity College in Dublin, captaining their squad. He madewhere he was named an All-American five times between 2000his Eagle debut in 2010, and has 6 international appearances. This and 2004. He has extended his professional rugby contract withwill be his first RWC, after which LaValla will move to France toLeeds Carnegie in England for another two seasons. He made hisplay professional rugby for Stade Francais.Eagle debut in 2000, and has 62 international appearances, cur- rently tied with Luke Gross as the most capped American of all time. This will be his third RWC, playing in all eight matches during the 2003 and 2007 tournaments.4 5. Nese Malifa Matekitonga FLYHALF Moeakiola Height: 179 cm PROP Weight: 90 kg PLAYERS DOB: 10/09/1985 Height: 183 cm Club: Glendale RaptorsWeight: 118 kg Location: Glendale, DOB: 16/05/1978 Colorado, USA Club: Bobigny 93 (France) Location: Paris, France# of appearances for club: 10 Points scored: 53# of appearances for club: 33 Points scored: 30# of national team appearances: 21 # of national team appearances: 22National team debut: v England Saxons May 2007 National team debut: v England September 2007Points scored national team: 64 (15 Con / 10 Pen / 1 DG) Points scored national team: 5 (1 Try)# of RWC tournaments played in: 2007 (2) # of RWC tournaments played in: 2007 (4)Previous teams played for: Ponsonby (NZ), Eden (NZ), Belmont Shore Previous teams played for: Albi Sporting (France), Pukekohe (NZ)Nese played rugby for Auckland U-19 and U-20 as well as Auckland Mate burst onto the scene while playing rugby at the UniversityRegionals. He played for the famous Ponsonby RFC, before re-locating of Utah. He has since played in the North America 4 tournament,to America with the Belmont Shore RFC. A sporting all rounder, heand professionally in France for Bobigny 93. He made his Eaglerepresented Samoa in Cricket. Nese currently plays at the Glendale debut in 2007, and has 22 international appearances. This willRaptors, and has ambitions of playing professionally overseas. Nesebe his second RWC, having played in all four matches at the 2007has also played on the HSBC Sevens World Series, competing in 18 tournament.tournaments for the USA. He made his Eagle debut in 2007, and has21 international appearances. This will be his second RWC, havingplayed in the 2007 tournament. Takudzwa Ngwenya Brian WING McClenahanHeight: 178 cm Weight: 93 kg HOOKERDOB: 22/07/1985 Height: 180 cmClub: Biarritz Olympique Weight: 100 kg(France) DOB: 12/06/1982 Location: Biarritz, France Club: The Olympic Club Location: San Francisco, California, USA # of appearances for club: 50 Points scored: 100 # of national team appearances: 19 National team debut: v England September 2007# of appearances for club: 70 Points scored: 30Points scored national team: 40 (8 Tries)# of national team appearances: 2# of RWC tournaments played in: 2007 (4)National team debut: v Wales June 2009 Previous teams played for: Dallas Athletic RFCPoints scored national team: 0# of RWC tournaments played in: 0Takudzwa is one of Americas most famous rugby players. He grew up in Zimbabwe, and after moving to the United States, he even-Previous teams played for: University of California, Berkeley, tually played for the Dallas Athletic RFC in Texas. Takudzwa firstSydney University (Australia)represented America on the HSBC Sevens World Series, compet-Brian started his representative rugby career by making theing in 3 tournaments for the USA. He currently plays professionalUSA U-19 squad. He is one of several former California Goldenrugby at Biarritz in France, recently reaching 50 caps. He made hisBears in the USA squad. Following an impressive rugby career atEagle debut in 2007, and has 19 international appearances. ThisUniversity, he was named to the Collegiate All-Americans. Brianwill be his second RWC, having being honored with the Try of thecurrently plays for The Olympic Club. He made his Eagle debutTournament with his run against South Africas Brian Habana inin 2009, and has 2 international appearances. This will be his the 2007 RWC.first RWC. 5 6. JamesMike Petri Paterson SCRUMHALFHeight: 180 cm WING Weight: 88 kgPLAYERS Height: 186 cm DOB: 16/08/1984 Weight: 100 kg Club: NYAC DOB: 11/04/1987Location: Brooklyn, Club: HighlandersNew York, (New Zealand)USA Location: Dunedin, New Zealand# of appearances for club: 25 Points scored: 25# of appearances for club: 32 Points scored: 55# of national team appearances: 1# of national team appearances: 22National team debut: v Japan August 2011 National team debut: v South Africa September 2007Points scored national team: 0 Points scored national team: 5 (1 Try)# of RWC tournaments played in: 0# of RWC tournaments played in: 2007 (1)Previous teams played for: High School Old Boys (NZ), Star (NZ)Previous teams played for: Belmont RFC, Sale Sharks, Newport Gwent DragonsJames started playing rugby at...</p>