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Head Coach John Mitchell has named 30 players to assemble for the USA's four-game summer, which includes two intriguing tests against Ireland and Georgia before a double-header World Cup qualifier against Canada. In stark contrast to most Eagle assemblies, all 30 players are available for all four tests.
The Eagles have built some depth at prior positions of weakness, with some second rows and halfbacks who are starting to rack up consecutive call-ups. However, there are some glaring weaknesses, too, especially in the midfield. Bryce Campbell seems to have claimed the No. 13 jersey, but inside center is completely up for grabs. Most of the guys who can fill it primarily play elsewhere. Marcel Brache can play in the centers, but plays almost exclusively on the wing professionally. AJ MacGinty has played 12 for Mitchell before, but he plays exclusively at flyhalf elsewhere.
Wing, which was an area of weakness in the Americas Rugby Championship, has been shored up with the return of Luke Hume and the injection of 7s guys. It will be interesting to see if Mitchell sticks with Shaun Davies at scrumhalf and Nate Augspurger on the wing, a tactic he employed often during the ARC, or if he'll slide Augspurger back to halfback now that there's more cover outside.
The back row should again be an area of strength, as Andrew Durutalo plugs back into the 15s team and Cam Dolan is set for a full assembly. David Tameilau should be improved as well, having spent the year playing professionally in France.
Some notable players, such as Samu Manoa and Blaine Scully, will miss the summer due to injury.