GRR on X  GRR on Facebook GRR in Instagram GRR Vimeo Library GRR on YouTube RuggaMatrix America Podcasts Support GRR on Patreon

Important Job for Men's Eagle Sevens in Singapore

irish rugby tours

Important Job for Men's Eagle Sevens in Singapore

The legendary Perry Baker appears in his 70th World Series tournament in Singapore. Mike Lee KLC fotos for World Rugby.

The USA men's 7s team's up-and-down season is now at a crucial point.

The Eagles get set to play in Singapore with a place in Madrid's eight-team final playoff on the line.

Stay in the Top Eight and you're guaranteed to be back for the 2024-25 season and you're in with a shot to win the championship.

(It's basically a playoff.)

Slip to 9th and you're playing with teams #10, #11, and #12 plus the four aspirants to find out who is a core team for 2024-25. Anything can happen there.

So, yeah, it's  a big deal.

The job, however, is fairly strsightforward: match or beat Great Britain. There are some other factors ... mainly hope Spain doesn't have a blinder, but really it's about not allowing GB to be significantly better than the USA.

And since GB and USA are in the same pool, along with Fiji and Ireland, the Eagles can at least keep an eye on their rivals.

“We are looking forward to getting back out there and competing in the SVNS. It is a relentless travel schedule but as a squad we are highly motivated by the challenge and opportunity," said USA Head Coach Mike Friday when the team shipped out. "We realize once again it's a very tough group and we will prepare for each one of those games and will need to be physically up for a reinvigorated Fiji and a highly competitive and consistent Ireland. Team GB is always a big challenge every time we play them and we fully expect that once again. We understand the mission ahead of us and are excited to get out there compete and represent. The squad is healthy and is moving well, both sides of the ball, these last few weeks of preparation.”


Singapore SVNS kicks off Thursday night, May 2, live on RugbyPass. Semifinals and finals will be simulcast on Peacock. 

Friday, May 3
v Fiji | 1:14 am ET (Thursday night)
v Ireland | 6:54 am ET

Saturday, May 4
v Great Britain | 1:15 am ET (Friday night)
Knockouts begin 4:27 am ET

Sunday, May 4
Knockouts continue

USA Men’s Sevens Roster | 2024 Singapore SVNS
Name Position Tournaments
1. Aaron Cummings Forward 20
4. Maceo Brown Forward 24
5. Joe Schroeder Forward 36
6. Kevon Williams (C) Halfback/Wing 51
7. Naima Fuala’au Halfback 27
8. Malacchi Esdale Wing/Center 24
9. Stephen Tomasin Utility 58
11. Perry Baker Wing 69
12. Lucas Lacamp Center 18
14. Marcus Tupuola Halfback/Center 30
18. Adam Channel Forward 13
25. Pita Vi Center/Wing 7
30. Madison Hughes Halfback 58