Old Glory will be well represented on the international stage this November, with six players in the travelling squads for the US and Canada.

Two of Old Glory's most promising young player, prop Jack Iscaro and flanker Cory Daniel, are set to debut with the Eagles, representing the US in an official international match for the first time. Both impressed in two matches with the Falcons, the US's development side, in South Africa last month, and are now set to start against Kenya in the Final Qualifying Tournament for next year's Rugby World Cup.

Iscaro has been viewed as a prospect for the national team for a long time, with talk of it stretching back to before his debut with Old Glory. He has notably been selected ahead of Rugby NY's Chance Wenglewski, another young prop who already has a few caps with the Eagles. Daniel, meanwhile, is a bit of a surprise pick. A complete unknown two years ago, he has learned the game incredibly fast. While he didn't stand out on the pitch in South Africa, the coaching staff clearly think he can handle more.

Joining them in the starting lineup will be Jamason Fa'anana-Schultz, a player who only a few months ago seemed at risk of dropping out of the Eagles entirely. His suspension at the end of the MLR season took him out of the RWC Qualifiers in July, and with other strong contenders for the eight jersey it seemed like he might be passed over for this world cup cycle. But with Cam Dolan moved to lock to cover for an injury and Riekart Hattingh suspended on doping violations, JFS suddenly has another shot. And he has made good use of it. He was one of the bright spots of the tour in South Africa, and now he looks set to be the starter at number 8 for the foreseeable future. It's a dramatic turnaround and great to see.

The entire Final Qualifying Tournament will be available for free on the Rugby Network in the US.

The US will not be the only team country represented by an OGDC player, though. Luke Campbell, the number eight who stepped in very successfully for JFS when he was suspended, will travel with the Canadian national team on their tour of Europe. Campbell is the second-most experienced backrow player on the roster and worked his way back into the starting lineup in international play earlier this year.

Also listed on the Canadian roster is Graden Bowd, a player who has never before been publicly linked to Old Glory. It appears that Rugby Canada may have leaked an unannounced signing, however, as Bowd has Old Glory listed as his club on their announcement. The 30-year-old flyhalf has 10 caps for the national team over the last six years, but has yet to debut professionally.

Finally, hooker Facundo Gattas will be travelling with Uruguay for their match against Georgia. He signed with Old Glory half-way through last season, but went down with injury in just his second match with the team. He is an experienced international, with 30 caps for Uruguay since his debut in 2016, including appearances at the 2019 World Cup.


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