GRR: Eagle Men
Glendale, Colo. – Following an extensive two-month search and evaluation of applications, USA Rugby has appointed Men’s Eagle Alum, Dan Payne as General Manager of High Performance.
New York Giants special teams captain Nate Ebner has joined the USA 7s program to once again try to make the Olympic team.
According to a story written by Michael Eisen for the Giants, the NFL team is fully behind Ebner's attempt to be a rugby Olympian for the second time, even though it means he will miss the beginning of training camp.
We saw a few firsts this week with American rugby players playing overseas.
Among those first was a first run-on for Nafi Maafu for USA Perpignan in France's Pro D2. Perpignan won 24-20 over Valence Romans.
Chris Lippert was something of a trailblazer for the USA team.
The USA men finished 4th in the Madrid 7s as the young players finished off the two weeks of tournaments.
The Eagles were somewhat shorthanded through the second day of the second tournament, and it showed as they lost 28-0 to Argentina, beat Spain 26-10, and then lost the 3rd-4th game to Spain 27-21.