Eagles Down Russia 28-7

Image courtesy of USA Rugby - Photo Rene Merideth

Image courtesy of USA Rugby – Photo Rene Merideth

In the final match of the 2013 year, the U.S.A. Eagles added another victory to the record, their 2nd of the year, with a 28-7 win over Russia at Allianz Park.  Aviva Premiership stars Chris Wyles and Samu Manoa as well as Cameron Dolan scored tries for the Stars and Stripes.

The Eagles took charge of the game early and held a 12-0 lead at the break and despite Russia’s push to draw the game closer the Eagles held their nerve and extended the margin.

With the win, the U.S. finishes the November test series 2-1.  This is only the second time the team has posted a winning record in the November tests and a great momentum builder heading into 2014.  The U.S. will face Uruguay in a home-and-home tie with the winner advancing to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Men’s Eagles | v. Russia
1. Nick Wallace
2. Phil Thiel
3. Titi Lamositele
4. Tai Tuisamoa
5. Samu Manoa
6. Todd Clever (C)
7. Scott LaValla
8. Cameron Dolan
9. Robbie Shaw
10. Adam Siddal
11. Tim Maupin
12. Andrew Suniula
13. Folau Niua
14. Blaine Scully
15. Chris Wyles

Men’s Eagles | Reserves
16. Zach Fenoglio
17. Olive Kilifi
18. Eric Fry
19. Graham Harriman
20. Derek Asbun
21. Shaun Davies
22. Seamus Kelly
23. Luke Hume

Men’s Eagles | 28
Tries: Wyles, Manoa, Dolan
Conversions: Siddall (2)
Penalties: Siddall (3)

Russia | 7
Tries: Garbuzov
Conversions: Gaysin