American Raptors Travel to Argentina for Year 2 of Super Rugby Americas

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One week from today, the American Raptors will begin their second season as a part of Super Rugby Americas with a match against Dogos in Cordoba, Argentina.

The Raptors departed for the three-match tour early Friday morning.

The travel schedule is a little different for the Raptors in Year 2. Instead of starting with a four-match road trip to kick things off, they will instead start with three matches on the road before returning for six-straight home matches, and then finishing up with three more matches in South America.

They’ll hit the ground running when the season kicks off on Friday, February 16th. The Raptors will take on three of the top four teams in the competition from 2023 to start their season. After opening up with last year’s runners-up in Dogos in Round 1, they will then take on third-place Pampas in Round 2 before finishing their road trip with a visit to Uruguay to take on last year’s defending champions in Peñarol in Round 3. 

Of the 25 players on the initial travel roster, 13 will be making their debut with the club. 

The Team

Aidan Christians
Alexander “Mo” Vainikolo
Koby Baker
Clay Markoff
Devereaux Ferris
Diego Fortuny
Diego Magno
Facundo Pomponio
Feofaaki Pulu
Francisco Quinn
Zach Hall
Ignacio Mieres
Jackson Zabierek
Jacob Hidalgo
Javon Camp-Villalovos
John LeFevre
Isikeli Kava
Ma’ake Muti
Mikey Grandy
Patrick Madden
Rufus McLean
Shawn Clark
Thomas Morani
Tommy Clark
Watson Filikitonga
Will Crawford

Every American Raptors match throughout the entire 2024 Super Rugby Americas season will be broadcast on ESPN+. Fans local to Colorado are encouraged to enjoy the first three away matches at The DNVR Bar (2239 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206) for the official American Raptors watch parties.

Links For More Information:

City of Glendale
American Raptors
Super Rugby Americas
RugbyTown USA

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