Four from D1A selected for Americas Pacific Challenge

D1A Rugby: Four from D1A selected for Americas Pacific Challenge
Photo Credit: Karen Drinkwater (left) & Travis Prior (right)

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – The World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge will see the USA Rugby Selects and five other nations send developmental sides to Montevideo for a an international “A” level competition. USA Rugby has called on 26 players to represent the Selects in Uruguay, and the roster includes four players from D1A Rugby.

Malon Al-Jiboori and Chance Wenglewski of Lindenwood University have gotten the call by Selects Head Coach Ray Egan, and so too has Indiana center Bryce Campbell and Life prop Alex Maughan. All four players were standouts during the AIG Men’s Collegiate All-Americans’ summer tour in Australia.

“The APC will serve as a stern and much-needed challenge for what are hopefully many of our future Eagles,” USA Rugby General Manager of National Teams and Performance Alex Magleby said. “We also believe the staff–made up of a combination of national team, age-grade, and PRO coaches–have a rare opportunity to further develop under the pressures of international “A” level competition.”

The USA Rugby Selects’ three-match tour begins Oct. 8 against the Fiji Warriors.

To see a list of the entire 26-man roster and the Americas Pacific Challenge schedule, visit USARugby.org.


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