USA Hawks name squad for RLWC 2017 qualifiers

USA Hawks coach Brian McDermott will have a squad consisting mainly of domestic, American-based players for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Canada and Jamaica.

One name which will be familiar to UK-based rugby league fans is Mark Offerdahl of London Broncos.

He joins four others from the USA‘s successful 2013 World Cup campaign, when they reached the quarter finals.

“There’s been a very thorough selection process and I can’t wait to get started with the staff and players,” said McDermott.

“They’re a committed bunch of men and I’m really looking forward to working with everyone.”

USA HAWKS SQUAD

Taylor Alley (Central Florida Warriors), Luke Barron (Mitchelton Panthers), Ryan Burroughs (NOVA Eagles), Sam Carson (Norths Devils QLD Cup), Casey Clark, Jared Frymoyer, Rich Henson, Andrew Kneisly, Roman Lowery, Mike Timpano (Philadelphia Fight), Abe Cohen, CJ Cortalano (New York Knights), Kristian Freed (Mitchelton Panthers), Danny Howard, Steve Howard (Wentworthville Magpies), Taylor Howden (Mid-West Stockyarders), Nick Newlin (Atlanta Rhinos), Mark Offerdahl (London Broncos), Jon Purnell (Jacksonville Axemen), Tui Samoa (Young Cherrypickers), Matt Walsh (Connecticut Wildcats),Kevin Wiggins (Delaware Black Foxes).

Coach: Brian McDermott

Trainers: Sean Rutgerson, Ben Kelly

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