GRR: Mike Friday
USA Men's 7s team Head Coach Mike Friday says to expect a few more growing pains as he folds in newer players and players who have had time off.
In a long interview with Goff Rugby Report Editor Alex Goff, Friday acknowledged that the USA's results have not been up where he and the players expect.
CHULA VISTA, Calif.(USA Rugby Release plus additional GRR copy) – Four athletes could make their debut on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series at Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens or HBSC Cape Town Sevens as part of the 13-player travel squad named by USA Men's 7s Head Coach Mike Friday.
As the USA Men’s 7s team starts camp to kick off the 2016-17 season, some questions need to be answered.
The latest RuggaMatrix America podcast, show #169, is all about those rings.
The Olympic Rings, as Alex, Bruce, and Pat talk about how the USA teams will do, who made it onto the squad, and whether late decisions will have an effect.
Some big games coming up, and the guys look at the big decisions that led us here.
So the USA Olympic squad has been picked, and if you missed it, here it is:
Perry Baker - Wing
Danny Barrett - Prop
Garrett Bender - Prop
Andrew Durutalo - Prop/Hooker
Nate Ebner - Prop/Hooker/Center (?)
Madison Hughes - Halfback and Sweeper
Carlin Isles - Wing
Folau Niua - Halfback
Ben Pinkelman - Prop/Hooker