American Raptors Announce Travel Roster for Second Tour of South America in 2024

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American Raptors Rugby team gathers in a huddle on a field with "rugbytown usa" displayed on a big screen, with an american flag flying in the background.

The American Raptors departed for their second and final tour of South America to close out the 2024 Super Rugby Americas season on Friday morning.

The Raptors will begin their three-match tour in São Paulo, Brazil for a rematch with Cobras Brasil on Saturday, May 11. The Raptors defeated Cobras Brasil 29-21 on March 17 at Infinity Park. From there, the Raptors will then head to Asunción, Paraguay for a bout with Yacare XV on Saturday, May 18 before closing out the regular season with a match against Selknam in Santiago, Chile, on May 25. 

If the Raptors qualify for the four-team playoffs, they will remain in South America throughout the tournament.

The only new addition to the Raptors’ roster ahead of the tour is a familiar name in Gelen Robinson. Robinson, who was an original member of the Colorado XO team that morphed into the American Raptors from 2021 to 2022, rejoined the team ahead of the Round 9 match against Pampas.

The Team

Clay Markoff
Daytwon Sheridan
Devereaux Ferris
Diego Fortuny
Diego Magno
Facundo Pomponio
Feofaaki Pulu
Francisco Quinn
Gelen Robinson
Ignacio Mieres
Jacob Hidalgo
Javon Camp-Villalovos
John LeFevre
Justus Tavai
Koby Baker
Ma’ake Muti
Mikey Grandy
Mo Vainikolo
Patrick Madden
Rufus McLean
Shawn Clark
Tavius Sykora-Matthess
Thomas Morani
Tommy Clark
Watson Filikitonga
Will Crawford
Zach Hall

The three remaining regular season matches will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

Links For More Information:

City of Glendale
American Raptors
Super Rugby Americas
RugbyTown USA

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