Mike Friday’s first selections as head coach of the 7s Eagles were bound to be compelling – a new coach, a new batch of players at the Olympic Training Center, and a newly opened door to players training away from the OTC. Things were going to be shaken up a bit, but anyone outside the team’s inner circle who claims to have predicted the captaincy going to Madison Hughes is either a psychic or a... Read More
Former 7s National Team staffer Andy Katoa has been named Tonga's head 7s coach. Katoa, most recently helping with the High School All Americans and the University of Arizona, served as team manager under Eagles head men Al Caravelli and Alex Magleby, and he was the long-time coach of Aspen’s 7s program.
“I’m pretty excited to get the opportunity to go back to Tonga and take over the 7s program... Read More
The United States drew Pool D along with England, Canada and Argentina for the opening tournament of the HSBC 7s World Series Oct. 11-12 in Gold Coast, Australia. The Mike Friday era begins with a rivlary match against Canada in the second game of the tournament, followed by a midday bout with England and the pool play finale against Argentina. (Click here for the full schedule)
The plot is thick... Read More
No. Just, no. But it's fun to think about, and theoretically it's possible, as a much-talked-about eligibility loophole has pundits considering how unions might take advantage of special dispensation made for the Olympics.
If a previosuly capped player hasn't played for his country in the last 18 months, he is allowed to switch his national allegiance, so long as he carries the proper passport... Read More
Reports from the UK have England planning to bring a 50-man squad to Glendale's Infinity Park next July for two weeks of high altitude training ahead of the World Cup. England head man Stuart Lancaster coached the Saxons at the Churchill Cup in Denver in 2009.
The United States won't likely have a Tier One test next year, as is customary during World Cup years, despite England being Stateside.... Read More
Monday Saracens announced the short-term signing of Eagle hooker Phil Thiel. The Life University veteran and first-string USA hooker was brought in as cover for Schalk Brits, who is busy with South Africa in The Rugby Championship.
The signing gives Saracens five Eagles, as Hayden Smith, Chris Wyles, Thretton Palamo and Titi Lamositele are already with the club. Palamo who joined the team on a... Read More
The United States will call four training bases home during the 2105 Rugby World Cup. The Eagles' four pool matches have been spread all over England, and corresponding training bases have been selected, as announced by the International Rugby Board Tuesday.
"Simply put, our team bases offer the best opportunity for us to train well, see, and be a part of English culture so that everyone has... Read More
Team USA’s boys finished the Youth Olympic Games 1-4, in second-to-last place, and winless in the pool rounds. Their only win came against Japan after all hope of medaling, in other words finishing in the top half of a six-team event, were gone.
The girls went 1-2-1 in the pool rounds, scooping up their only win against in-over-its-head-Tunisia. The Americans ended up with a better point... Read More
The United States Men's 7s National Team is currently in its second high performance camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The camp began Wednesday and will conclude Tuesday. One more HP camp is scheduled ahead of selections for the World Series-opening Gold Coast 7s in October.
15s head coach Mike Tolkin, U20s head man Billy Millard and 7s development director Alex Magleby... Read More