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The High School All Americans have selected their lineup to face the Argentina U18s in the final match of the American team's four-match tour of the Land of the Pumas.

Captain Calvin Whiting sits out with a hamstring strain, which allows Jimmy Wolfer to slot in at flyhalf for the first time. Head Coach Salty Thompson has made eight changes from the squad that lost 57-9 to Argentina on Wednesday.

The Argentina team is completely new, as the Argentina Rugby Federation decided to hold two assemblies to host the HSAA squad, thus giving twice as many players the opportunity to play an international.

Thompson said the new Argentina squad will be "keen to prove themselves and I expect a similar power game up front, with a backline capable of playing with pace and a game plan designed to pin us in our half."

Thompson added that his players will need to adjust to that way if playing and maintain possession and secure continuity. Errors killed the HSAA squad in the previous game.

"Defensively we need to tackle efficiently, sack their jumpers [in the lineouts] and limit the damage they did from the mauls."

Zach Webber, a teammate of Whitings at United, will captain the HSAA team in his final high school match. Webber will be off on LDS Mission after this, going to Uruguay, where he will, unfortunately, not be able to play rugby.


High School All Americans lineup to face Argentina U18s Saturday, July 27.

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Last Name First Name Height Weight Rugby Club City
1 Lamositele Titi 6'0 250 Chuckanut Bay Bellingham, Wash.
2 Poch  Jr Suwaiter 6'0" 230 Hilo Reign Hilo, Hawaii
3 Lee-Lo Valdemar 6'0 250 Dixon Dixon, Calif.
4 Ruflin Gabriel 6'4" 187 Herriman Riverton, Utah
5 Allen Justin 6'10" 266 Portadown RFC Letterkenny, Ire.
6 Heynen Reed 6'2" 197 Belmont Shore Long Beach, Calif.
7 Germishuys Hanco 6'1 205 warriors Omaha, Neb.
8 Helu Viliami 6'3" 225 Danville Oaks San Ramon, Calif.
9 Reid Michael 5'10" 176 Taranaki Academy New Plymouth, NZ
10 Wolfer James 5 9 178 Xavier High School Rockaway Par, NY
11 Tikoisuva Joeli 5'11 180 islanders Sacramento, Calif.
12 Adams Christian 5'10'' 190 Pride Rugby Washington DC
13 Webber Zachary 6'0" 185 United Orem, Utah
14 Halliman Seth 6'2" 190 Colorado Springs Grizzlies Colorado Springs, Colo.
15 Dean Scott 5'11" 175 Liberty Renton, Wash.
16 Arias Jesus 6"2' 215 United Orem, Utah
17 Branham Steven 5'10'' 215 Fallbrook Fallbrook, Calif.
18 Marti John 6'1'' 255 Belmont Shore Long Beach, Calif.
19 Fotu Anthony 6'4" 255 Hayward Griffins San Leandro, Calif.
20 Naylor Andrew 6'6" 257 Prince William Haymarket, Va.
21 May Malcolm 6'1 205 Ignatius Chicago, Ill.
22 Barry Niall 5'10" 170 Reeds Weybridge Cobham, UK
23 Ronan Jimmy 5'7" 155 Gonzaga Kensington, Va.
24 Cima Benjamin 6'0 180 Gonzaga College Bethesda, Va.
25 Matthews Aaron 5'9" 178 Back Bay Sharks Irvine, Calif.
26 Kellett Michael 6'3 220 St. Louis Bombers St. Charles, Mo.
27 Mahoni Siaosi 6"7 225 Razorbacks East Palo Alto, Calif.
Injured Whiting Calvin 6'1" 198 United Rugby Club Highland, Utah