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No. 8 and captain Cam Dolan will miss the game, and much more, with a torn ACL. Meanwhile Taylor Mokate is out with a broken toe. Both players were candidates to play with the full USA test team on their November trip to Europe, but will miss it now.

Flanker John Quill, who received a red card for his hair tackle of Canadian wing Jordan Wilson-Ross, has been suspended for one game for the offense.

So that leaves Head Coach Mike Tolkin with some big holes to fill. He has called up Aaron Fry from Old Puget Sound Beach, who is a lock/flanker, and Will Haydock from the Seattle Rugby Club, a lock, to provide cover.

Don't expect these two to start, however. Kris Headlee has been the go-to guy as a back row sub, and will likely step in. Tolkin will probably use one of his previous starting locks, likely Tom Katzfey, and this could be the chance for Eric Duechle, who got ten productive minutes against Canada.