GRR: Carlin Isles
USA 7s star Carlin Isles learned earlier this week that his brother was killed.
Charles (Chase) Isles was shot to death in an apartment building in Jackson Township, Ohio, which is northwest of Canton and south of Akron. Carlin Isles took to social media to inform his fans of the death of his younger brother.
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?
February 8, 2017, Wilton, Connecticut -- VKTRY Gear (www.VKTRYgear.com), makers of VK Insoles, the world’s first carbon fiber performance insole, is pleased to announce its partnership with USA Rugby National 7s team player Carlin Isles.
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.