Germany coach Kobus Potgieter was not satisfied with his team’s performance despite a 45-12 drubbing of Brazil in Leipzig this pastt wekend. A second half letdown saw his charges concede two tries to the Tupis after building a 38-0 lead.
There will be only minor tinkering for the first ever test match against the USA, though both expected changes will be significant. France-based professionals Mikael Tyumenev and Christopher Hilsenbeck have been summoned to bolster the side.
Hooker Tyumenev arrives from Strasbourg where he plays alongside Uruguay star Agustín Ormaechea. Hilsenback, a goal-kicking flyhalf, plays his club rugby for Vannes in the Pro D2 and counts Eagles prop Eric Fry among his teammates.
Julius Nostadt (Handschusheim), Jörn Schröder (HRK), Dasch Barber (HRK), Mikael Tyumenev (Strasbourg, FR), Gilles Valette (Caussade, FR), Anthony Dickinson (RG Heidelberg), Samy Füchsel (HRK), Marcel Henn (Frankfurt), Eric Marks (La Rochelle, FR), Michael Poppmeier (HRK), Jarrid Els (HRK), Sebastian Ferreira (HRK), Jaco Otto (HRK), Ayron Schramm (HRK)
Sean Armstrong (capt., HRK), Tim Menzel (Strasbourg, FR), Christopher Hilsenbeck (Vannes, FR), Raynor Parkinson (HRK), Wynston Cameron-Dow (Frankfurt), Mathieu Ducau (Tarbes, FR), Jamie Murphy (Bridgend Ravens, UK), Nikolai Klewinghaus (Neuenheim), Steffen Liebig (HRK), Pierre Mathurin (HRK), Marcel Coetzee (HRK)