Brache selected to fly with the Eagles
Western Force superstar Marcel Brache will join the US Men’s National Team for the Americas Rugby Championship.
Brache will fly-out on Friday to return to the USA Eagles in hopes to help capture their third-consecutive championship title.
Since his first appearance in 2016, Brache has earned 12 caps which included matches in last year’s Autumn International series in November and helping the team qualify for the 2019 World Cup.
Despite only returning from tour with the Eagles late last year, Brache is looking forward to representing his country again.
“When you’re selected to represent your country it’s always a huge honour and a massive responsibility,” Brache said.
“Initially I was very excited about it, now I am just wrapping my head around what I need to do.”
With the Force’s pre-season having started earlier this month, Brache is looking in good form and ready to take part in the series.
“We’re very lucky to have started the pre-season for the Force in January and that has really helped me be in the best possible position for the next 5-weeks of games,” he said.
“I have to say a very big thank you to Dave, our strength and conditioning coach, Tim Sampson and Van Humphries and everyone at the Force for getting me ready and giving me the opportunity to take part in the series.”
Head Coach, Tim Sampson, is excited for the winger and wishes him a successful championship.
“Everyone here at the Western Force is delighted that Marcel once again has the opportunity to represent the USA Eagles,” Sampson said.
“Marcel is a key member within our squad and is the type of player who seeks perfection in everything he applies himself to. He has been training exceptionally well throughout the current pre-season period.”
“On behalf of everyone here at the club we wish Marcel all the best for the upcoming Americas Rugby Championship.”
The Eagles will kick-off the championship against Chile on February 2.