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Baumann named to start for USA

Chris Baumann
Chris Baumann

Leicester Tigers forward Chris Baumann has been named to start for USA in their Americas Rugby Championship fixture against Brazil in Sao Jose Dos Campos this Saturday.

In what will be a 21st Test appearance for the front-rower, Baumann will start the match at tighthead prop after making six appearances for Tigers since making his club debut in November.

The Aviva Premiership is also represented in the USA squad by Newcastle Falcons lock Nick Civetta who has been named to start alongside Baumann in the forward pack, while the Americans are coached by former Worcester Warriors director of rugby Gary Gold.

USA Team: 15 Mike Te'o, 14 Nate Augspurger, 13 Dylan Audsley, 12 Bryce Campbell, 11 Josh Whippy, 10 Will Magie, 9 Shaun Davies; 1 Huluholo Moungaloa, 2 Dylan Fawsitt, 3 Chris Baumann, 4 Ben Landry, 5 Nick Civetta, 6 Psalm Wooching, 7 Hanco Germishuys, 8 Cam Dolan. Replacements: 16 Peter Malcolm, 17 Anthony Purpura, 18 Angus Maclellan, 19 Matt Jensen, 20 Tony Lamborn, 21 Ruben de Haas, 22 Ben Cima, 23 Paul Lasike