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USA Falcons Name Squad to Face Wales

  • 11 Mar 2022
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Hope Rogers USA Rugby

Llanelli, WALES (March 11, 2022) – Head Coach Rob Cain has arrived in Llanelli, Wales, joining 24 Women’s Eagles pool players representing the USA Falcons XVs in an exhibition match at Parc y Scarlets stadium. The match kicks off on Saturday, March 12 at 9 a.m. ET; however, a stream is unfortunately not being provided. Staged as a training match for Wales ahead of their 2022 Tik Tok Six Nations campaign, the scrimmage importantly offers a valuable mid-season training assembly for the USA players currently based in Ireland and the United Kingdom. USA-based pool players are expected to have a similar assembly in Glendale, Colo., this spring.

One notable name on the list of players is Charlotte “Lotte” Clapp, a capped international with England and England Sevens who has been approved USA eligible through the World Rugby Regulation 8 birthright transfer. Georgie Perris-Redding is another new addition to the group, an uncapped back row for Sale Sharks who grew up in the UK but was born in the United States. Both players will remain on Head Coach Rob Cain’s radar through to the Rugby World Cup this fall. [Perris-Redding was a notable contributor to ARPTC’s club 7s national championship team last summer.]

Georgie Perris-Redding rugby

Georgie Perris-Redding for ARPTC / Photo: Alex Ho (hoiho.net)

The exhibition is arranged as a training match with open substitutes and expanded available rosters. Streaming is not available; however, a video highlights package will be provided by Wales and posted by USA Rugby once available.

Head Coach Rob Cain noted on the assembly, “Firstly, thank you to all the stakeholders involved in arranging this exciting and essential platform against Wales. With Wales having full and part time contracts, we know they will ask lots of important questions of us as a group.

“It’s an exciting and important challenge ahead for us as we start to look at our road to the Rugby World Cup in October. Georgie and Lotte have both been in great form for their clubs and we are excited for them both to have their first opportunity with us.

“This week has really allowed us to act on the key learnings from our Autumn Tour, and for this group of players to set the benchmark for our performances in 2022. I know they can’t wait to run out together at Parc y Scarlets – Diolch am y croeso cynnes wythnos yma, Rydym yn edrych ymlaen i weld llawer o’r cefnogwyr cymraeg yfory.”
[“Thanks for the warm welcome this week, We look forward to seeing many of the Welsh fans tomorrow.”]

 

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