It is generally recognized that black men have been playing rugby since as early as 1900, when James Peters played for the Knowle Rugby Club in England. That is a long time ago. Speed up to present day, even a casual viewer would recognize that the top tier teams have all featured black athletes in their starting 15. On the flipside, USA lags woefully behind.
The question is why?
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The USA Men’s National 7s team put together some good performances and some iffy performances at the Sydney 7s, and ultimately finished 6th in Australia.
The Eagles beat Argentina and Canada on Day One in one of the tougher pools of the tournament, but then lost to a Russian team they really should have beaten.
USA Men's 7s Head Coach Mike Friday has picked his squad to play in the Wellington 7s Jan 27-28 and the Sydney 7s a week later.
Carlin Isles opted not to participate in this weekend's USA Track & Field Olympic trials, and so passed up a shot at being an Olympian in two sports.
USA 7s team wing Carlin Isles will not be with the team in Vancouver, because he is hoping to qualify for the USA Track and Field team as a sprinter and become a double Olympian.
USA 7s player Carlin Isles is considered the fastes man in world rugby. How does he stack up as an athlete from other sports?
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Inside the 22 is an opinion column by Alex Goff that makes a statement in 22 words or less. (Photo Martin Seras Lima).
Is it coincidental that the minute Matt Hawkins leaves as Eagles 7s coach, Carlin Isles quits Glasgow and is back stateside?