KEY PLAY­ERS

The Rugby Paper's Essential - World Cup Guide 2019 (Irish Edition) - - POOL C: USA -

AJ Macginty - Fly-half

Club: Sale Sharks

DOB: Fe­bru­ary 26, 1990 Caps: 21

World Cup caps: 3

World Cup pts/tries: 25/0 Dubliner Macginty played in the

2015 World Cup af­ter qual­i­fy­ing through res­i­dency sta­tus. The for­mer Black­rock stu­dent has be­come a big hit with Sale Sharks’ fans since ar­riv­ing in 2016. Battling back from a shoul­der in­jury last sea­son.

Madi­son Hughes - Full-back

Club: USA Sev­ens

DOB: Oc­to­ber 26 1992

Caps: 3

World Cup caps: 0

World Cup pts/tries: 0/0 Sev­ens cap­tain Hughes has been re­cruited to the World Cup cam­paign due to his silky run­ning and han­dling skills. Com­bined with his poster boy looks, he is a good bet to be a real Ea­gles hit in Ja­pan.

Titi Lamositele - Prop

Club: Sara­cens DOB: Fe­bru­ary 11 1995 Caps: 27 World Cup caps: 3 World Cup pts/tries: 5/1 The for­mer Amer­i­can Foot­baller never en­joys tak­ing a back­ward step in the scrum and Sara­cens fans will be in­ter­ested to see how their tough guy prop per­forms on the world stage.

Samu Manoa - Flanker

Club: Toulon DOB: March 15 1985 Caps: 22 World Cup caps: 4 World Cup pts/tries: 0/0 Northamp­ton and Cardi fans know all about the power and pres­ence of the Amer­i­can ‘hit­man’. Never leaves any­thing out on the field. His ball carrying and line-break­ing will be crucial.

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