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Eagles Name Rugby World Cup QF Lineup

  • 28 Oct 2022
USA Rugby

USA Women’s National Team (WNT) head coach Rob Cain has made no changes to the match-day 23 for the Eagles’ Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Canada. The North American rivals see each other for the second week in a row, with kickoff at 11:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 29. Peacock TV is live-streaming the match.

Canada beat the USA 29-14 to win Pool B, and fortuitously or not, the reseeding for knockouts produced the Saturday rematch.


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“Last week was full of drama, big collisions with lots of exciting rugby, and some key learnings for both teams who share an intense rivalry,” USA WNT head coach Rob Cain said. “We very much expect this weekend to offer even more and we know we will have to be even better, as too will Canada. Reaching the quarterfinal of a Rugby World Cup, especially with many of the challenges we have faced, is a great achievement in itself.

“We are happy to be at this stage of the tournament, but we aren’t satisfied just yet,” Cain added. “Sunday is a real opportunity for this group. Each week with the more time we have had together, we have shown more in each performance. We are under no illusions at the task at hand but we know exactly what is needed to reverse the result from last weekend. We can’t wait to continue to represent the whole USA Rugby family on such a great world stage.”

Canada is mostly the same squad since last weekend, with one starting roster change in prop Olivia DeMerchant: Read more.

It’s a win-or-go-home scenario, and the victor will play the winner of England vs. Australia in the semifinals, to be held Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET.


1. Hope Rogers Chambersburg, PA Exeter Chiefs 40
2. Joanna Kitlinski Clinton Twp., MI Sale Sharks 23
3. Nick James Dublin, TX Sale Sharks 24
4. Kristine Sommer Seattle, WA Seattle Rugby Club 24
5. Evelyn Ashenbrucker Southern Humboldt County, CA San Diego Surfers 6
6. Kathryn Johnson Minneapolis, MN Twin Cities Amazons 6
7. Rachel Johnson Portland, OR Exeter Chiefs 17
8. Kate Zackary (C) Wichita, KS Exeter Chiefs 26
9. Carly Waters Downingtown, PA Sale Sharks 15
10. Gabby Cantorna State College, PA Exeter Chiefs 17
11. Lotte Clapp Welwyn Garden, ENG Saracens 7
12. Alev Kelter Eagle River, AK Saracens 22
13. Eti Haungatau Sacramento, CA Lindenwood University 7
14. Jennine Detiveaux Jonesborough, TN Exeter Chiefs 14
15. Tess Feury Denville, NJ Wasps 14
16. Kathryn Treder Anchorage, AK Beantown RFC 8
17. Catie Benson Buffalo, NY Sale Sharks 31
18. Charli Jacoby Chicago, IL Exeter Chiefs 17
19. Jenny Kronish New York, NY Harlequins (ENG) 7
20. Elizabeth Cairns Downingtown, PA Life West Gladiatrix 21
21. Bridget Kahele Aldie, VA Beantown RFC 4
22. Katana Howard Hopkins, MN Sale Sharks 14
23. Meya Bizer Woodlands, TX Beantown RFC 25


Head Coach | Rob Cain
Assistant Coach | Jamie Burke
Assistant Coach | Martin Haag
Assistant Coach | Kate Daley
Head Strength & Conditioning | Sylvia Braaten
Head Athletic Trainer | Hilary Stepansky
Assistant Athletic Trainer | Janie Kluempers
Team Doctor | Dr Leigh Romero
Team Masseuse | Cheniek Den Heyer
Lead Analyst | Callum Howells
Team Media Manager | Taylor Dean
Mental Performance | Tracy Carrington
Team Manager | Annemarie Farrell
Team Manager | Steve Downie
Remote Support | Jenny Lui & Rich Ashfield

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