Gold rings the changes for USA's clash with France

Five new faces in the team for the Pool C clash following the heavy defeat by England.

TOKYO, 29 Sep - USA coach Gary Gold has made five changes to the team beaten 45-7 by England for Wednesday's Pool C match against France at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium.

Prop Eric Fry and second-row Nate Brakeley are brought in from outside the 23 to replace David Ainuu, who is injured and has left the squad, and Ben Landry.

Flanker John Quill, who is suspended for the remaining Pool C matches following his red card against England, has been replaced by Hanco Germishuys, who started on the bench against England.

In two further changes forced on the coach, centre Bryce Campbell and Mike Teo move from the bench to replace the injured pair of Paul Lasike and full-back Will Hooley.

Fry (Vannes) and second-row Greg Peterson (Union Bordeaux-Bègles) both play their club rugby in France.


1. Eric Fry
2. Joe Taufetee
3. Titi Lamositele
4. Nate Brakeley
5. Nick Civetta
6. Tony Lamborn
7. Hanco Germishuys
8. Cam Dolan
9. Shaun Davies
10. AJ MacGinty
11. Martin Iosefo
12. Bryce Campbell
13. Marcel Brache
14. Blaine Scully (capt.)
15. Mike Teo

16. Dylan Fawsitt
17. Olive Kilifi
18. Paul Mullen
19. Greg Peterson
20. Ben Pinkelman
21. Ruben de Haas
22. Will Magie
23. Thretton Palamo

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