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The entire USA coaching staff will be on hand to examine essentially two teams' worth of players. Of those expected to attend, only a handful are Eagles of any regularity. The USA captain, Todd Clever, is not expected to be there.

Most of the players at camp have been discussed in some detail in these pages. Among those that were not mentioned are two young props - Life University's Zach Walker, and Chuckanut U19 star Titi Lamositele, who has been linked with a couple of overseas academies.

Clearly Tolkin is looking for youth in the front row, as he has invited four front-rowers not yet out of college. Three of the props in the camp, Lamositele, Nick Wallace, and Shawn Pittman, are from the Chuckanut club, which is based in northern Washington state, about 15 miles south of the Canadian border.

In the backs there are few surprises, although fans will be happy to see James Paterson back, and Chad London is a relatively new addition to the depth chart. At scrumhalf, Penn State All American Chris Saint, who was one of the best players on the All American tour to Ireland last summer, and who is now playing at HARC in Houston, is expected to attend.