It was a busy weekend for Old Glory players in international matches around the world, with four of them seeing action.


First up, three Old Glory players played for the USA in the first match of the World Cup Final Qualifying Tournament, a dominant 68-14 win over Kenya. All three OGDC player travelling with the Eagles played, with Jack Iscaro and Cory Daniel earning their first caps and officially joining the Eagles. This means that Old Glory now has four active Eagles on the roster: Iscaro and Daniel, plus Jamason Fa'anana-Schultz and Mike Dabulas. Even more exciting is that fact that three of those players have debuted while at Old Glory, a testament to the development that the team has done with up-and-coming players.

Fa'anana-Schultz had perhaps the best night of the three, looking every bit the hard-hitting eight that OGDC fans have come to expect. He grabbed a try for himself, muscling over the line from several meters out, and nearly grabbed a second, which was ultimately brought back due to a prior infringement. His hard carrying drew positive comments from all quarters and he seems to have locked in the starting eight spot for the foreseeable future. He will start again this Saturday against Hong Kong.

It was a good night for Iscaro and Daniel as well. Iscaro was part of the USA's dominant scrum, which had Kenya's pack on skates all match. He was one of several MLR players to start ahead of players from Europe, which Gary Gold presumably did in order to ease the European players into the squad. Unfortunately, for the next match Iscaro has been left out, with David Ainu'u stepping in to the starting spot as expected and Chane Wenglewski getting a shot on the bench. Gary Gold is likely trying to figure out who between Wengleski and Iscaro should be on the bench for the match against Portugal, a much tougher opponent.

Daniel, meanwhile, drew a lot of praise for his speed around the pitch and good tackling. He doesn't face as much competition in his position and was a standout player on Saturday, so we will see him start again this weekend.

All of the matches in the Final Qualifying Tournament can be streamed for free on the Rugby Network.


Facundo Gattas also saw action, coming in at the 61st minute in Uruguay's match against Georgia. He was part of a replacement front row that secured back-to-back scrum penalties to set up one of the team's two tries. However, it was too little too late to swing the tide of the match, with Georgia walking away with a 34-18 win. This was Gattas's 38th cap for his country. Whether he plays again this weekend is still up in the air, as Uruguay has yet to release a roster for their match against Romania.

Uruguay's match against Georgia is available on Youtube.


Luke Campbell, who is a part of Canada's travelling squad, was not selected to play in the team's match against the Netherlands. He was passed over in favor of Siaki Vikilani, a young gun with the Toronto Arrows.

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