Men’s Eagles await first ever matchup with Germany
LAFAYETTE, Colo. – 140 days’ time since last taking the pitch against Canada in their 2019 World Cup Qualifying victory, the Men’s Eagles have begun preparing for their first of two final test matches to close out 2017. First stop, Frankfurt.
A collection of “firsts” highlight the initial match as USA v Germany will be the inaugural match of the Gary Gold era with USA Rugby. As Gold transitions from his current positon as Director of Rugby with the Worcester Warriors, he will remotely play an integral role in preparation with interim Head Coach, Dave Hewett, leading up to and on match day.
“I am really looking forward to working with the team for the upcoming tour to Germany and Georgia,” said Hewett, “Having the opportunity to lead the side in these Tests, as Interim Head Coach while working alongside a really positive and enthusiastic coaching and management group will be a privilege.”
Hewett fills the lead role after serving as forwards coach for the 2017 Men’s U20 World Cup champions, New Zealand. Hewett also had a tenure with, Canterbury Crusaders Super Rugby, as forwards coach from 2011-2016.