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Head coach Matt Sherman made significant changes to the lineup for the All Americans second match against Cambridge, and the venue for the contest has changed, too. Originally planned for 2:30pm ET at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, Mass., the home of the Boston Irish Wolfhounds, the match has been moved to 6pm ET Pine Banks Park in Malden, Mass., home of Mystic River. The venue and time for the AA’s final match against the Ontario Blues, also originally planned for the Irish Cultural Center, is undetermined.
Sherman has swapped the entire front row, bringing in St. Mary’s props Ryan Pratt (loosehead) and Dino Waldren (tighthead) and Bellevue College hooker Tino Paophavihanh. The second row of Mike Lawrenson (Kutztown) and Ben Landry (UW-Whitewater) remains unchanged, and Central Washington’s Vili Toluta’u and Arkansas State’s Shaun Potgieter remain starters in the back row. ASU’s Harry Higgins gets the nod at blindside flanker.
In the backs, Kinglsey McGowan and Madison Hughes get their second starts of the domestic tour, but in different positions. McGowan has moved from outside center to wing, and Hughes from wing to scrumhalf. Hughes traditionally lines up at fullback for Dartmouth, but senior National Team head coach Mike Tolkin likes the idea of trying the diminutive play maker at scrumhalf, and it appears Sherman has obliged to give Tolkin some tape of the junior wearing the No. 9 jersey.
Lindenwood’s James Poli also gets his second-straight start at inside center, and San Diego State’s Kalei Konrad his second-consecutive start at flyhalf.
Sherman has not yet named a bench.
|1||Ryan Pratt||St. Mary's|
|2||Tino Paophavihanh||Bellevue College|
|3||Dino Waldren||St. Mary's|
|6||Harry Higgins||Arkansas State|
|7||Vili Toluta'u||Central Washington|
|8||Shaun Potgieter||Arkansas State|
|9||Madison Hughes||Dartmouth College|
|10||Kalei Konrad||San Diego State|
|11||Kingsley McGowan||St. Mary's|
|14||Chris Turori||Palomar College|