This week, USA Rugby Men's XVs National Team release its extended 41-player roster for the test in July. San Diego Legion is thrilled to congratulate three of its very own players - Siaosi "CC" Mahoni, Ryan Matyas, and Psalm Wooching - on being selected for this prestigious opportunity with USA Rugby.
This is preliminary list marks another great step for rugby in the U.S. and Major League Rugby as a whole. As the process unfold, the traveling roster for tests against England and Ireland will be selected from this group.
Roughly 75% of the roster — a total of 31 players — represent Major League Rugby clubs, demonstrating the growth of talent and opportunities in American rugby despite a challenging year with COVID-19. Another 14 players have the opportunity to be capped for the first time as the entire squad represents a sampling of the player pool that will position the United States for its sprint to Rugby World Cup 2023.
Join us in congratulating CC, Ryan, and Psalm, and wishing them all the best during the test matches this July!
More details are available via the full press release from USA Rugby, released on May 25, 2021.