The roster has been set for the United States under-20 national team that will compete for the International Rugby Board Junior World Championship, and a Central Washington University player has made the final squad.
Freshman Korbin Lindell, from Wales, Wisc., is now in La Roche-sur-Yon, France in preparation for pool play against South Africa, on June 5; France, June 9; and England, June 13. The semifinal and final matches will follow.
In addition, two more CWU rugby standouts—senior Patrick Blair, La Mirada, Calif.; and sophomore Tanner Barnes, Fresno, Calif.—have joined the Men’s 7s national team in preparation for the Sevens World Cup.
The final training sessions for Team USA will take place in Seattle from June 9-16. It will then depart for the tournament in Moscow, Russia, which will be held June 28-30.
“For these three men, this is the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work,” said CWU head men’s rugby coach Tony Pacheco. “They have a great opportunity to play on the biggest stages in world rugby. I know they will represent their families, their country, and their university well.”
Media contact: Robert Lowery, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1487, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Lindell (with scrum cap) pictured with members of the U.S. under-20 national team
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