Gagiano to start for USA vs Scotland A

Ikeys 8th man and former captain JJ Gagiano who has played a solid season with the EP Kings in the Currie Cup 1st Division is set to take on Scotland A on Friday.

The United States Eagles are coming off an away win against Portugal in Lisbon and will look to do the same against Scotland.

The Eagles that will take the field at Netherdale Stadium in Galashiels will consist of nine non-professional players, with only six pros getting a start – one them Gagiano.
The Eagles will finish their tour with an IRB ranking Test against Georgia at the National Stadium in Tbilisi on November 27.


United States Eagles: 15 Colin Hawley, 14 Alipate Tuilevuka, 13 Paul Emerick, 12 Andrew Suniula, 11 Zachary Test, 10 Taivalu Enosa, 9 Mike Petri (captain), 8 Jonathon Gagiano, 7 Inaki Basauri, 6 Patrick Danahy, 5 Hayden Smith, 4 Samu Manoa, 3 Eric Fry, 2 Chris Biller, 1 Mate Moeakiola.
Replacements: 16 Phil Thiel, 17 Shawn Pittman, 18 Scott Lavalla, 19 Louis Stanfill, 20 Tim Usasz, 21 Nese Malifa, 22 Chris Wyles.

Scotland ‘A’: 15 Jim Thompson, 14 Joe Ansbro, 13 Ben Cairns, 12 Alex Grove, 11 Lee Jones, 10 David Blair, 9 Mark McMillan, 8 Stuart McInally, 7 Roddy Grant, 6 Rob Harley, 5 Al Kellock (captain), 4 Fraser McKenzie, 3 Geoff Cross, 2 Scott Lawson, 1 Jon Welsh.
Replacements: 16 Steven Lawrie, 17 Kyle Traynor, 18 Tom Ryder, 19 David Denton, 20 Henry Pyrgos, 21 Duncan Weir, 22 Jack Cuthbert.