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USA Head Coach Mike Tolkin has named his squad to face Uruguay Saturday in the Americas Rugby Championship final round.

This USA Selects team features five players who often play lock. With No. 8 Cam Dolan out with a knee injury, flanker Taylor Mokate out with a broken toe, and flanker John Quill under a one-game suspension, Tolkin has been forced to make wholesale changes in the back row. Kris Headlee comes in at openside flank, Eric Duechle steps in at blindside flank, and Tom Katzfey comes in at No. 8. Nick Civetta and Graham Harriman return at lock.

This is a back five with a lot of height and power, but perhaps not quite as much mobility as the previous group. But Tolkin isn't concerned so much with mobility. He has chosen Tim Paulsen at tighthead prop, and Paulsen is not one to cover a lot of ground, either. Paulsen is there to anchor a scrum that desperately needs to hold up against the Uruguay pack. Zach Fenoglio is the other prop, and Derek Asbun, perhaps the fastest of all the forwards, returns at hooker after missing the last game due to a sprained ankle.

In the backs, Tolkin has made one major change, putting Zach Pangelinan in at flyahlf after one game at wing and another at fullback.

"I want to give Zach a run there and see what he can do," said Tolkin. 

Gearoid McDonald, who was flyhalf for the first two matches, slides out one spot to inside center. This is a big change for Tolkin, who had used the powerful Jack Tracy to some effect at #12. Now he puts in two flyhalves.

Dean Gericke remains at outside center, while Cornelius Dirksen returns from an injury to play on the right wing, with Miles Craigwell moving to left wing.

Chris Chapman is fullback.

Having lost three forwards, Tolkin has brought in Will Haydock from Seattle and Aaron Fry from Old Puget Sound. The two took the ferry in to Victoria and will be on the bench, along with hooker Stan Moaalii, prop Nick Wallace, scrumhalf Benny Mateialona, center Jack Tracy, and fullback Joe Cowley.


USA ROSTER
1. ZACHARY FENOGLIO
2. DEREK ASBUN
3. TIM PAULSEN
4. NICHOLAS CIVETTA
5. GRAHAM HARRIMAN
6. ERIC DUECHLE
7. KRIS HEADLEE
8. TOM KATZFEY
9. SHAUN DAVIES (C)
10. ZACHARY PANGELINAN
11. MILES CRAIGWELL
12. GEAROID MCDONALD
13. DEAN GERICKE
14. CORNELIUS DIRKSEN
15. CHRIS CHAPMAN

16. STAN MOAALII
17. NICK WALLACE
18. WILL HAYDOCK
19. AARON FRY
20. BENNY MATEIALONA
21. JACK TRACY
22. JOE COWLEY

URUGUAY ROSTER
1. ALEJO CORRAL
2. ARTURO AVALO (C)
3. JUAN ROMBYS
4. MATHIAS PALOMEQUE
5. CRISTOFER SOARES DE LIMA
6. FRANCO LAMANNA
7. JUAN DE FREITAS
8. DIEGO MAGNO
9. FRANCISCO VECINO
10. ALEJO DURAN
11. RODRIGO SILVA
12. RODRIGO MARTINEZ
13. SANTIAGO GIBERNAU
14. GASTON MIERES
15. JERONIMO ETCHEVERRY

16. RODOLFO DE MULA
17. OSCAR DURAN
18. SEBASTIAN SAGARIO
19. MATEO SANGUINETTI
20. GUILLERMO LIJTENSTEIN
21. AGUSTIN ALONSO
22. FEDERICO FAVARO
23. PABLO BUENO