GRR: Mike Friday
LAFAYETTE, Colo.(USA Rugby Release with edits) – USA Rugby Men’s Sevens Head Coach Mike Friday has selected the 12 athletes and his seven staff to represent Team USA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The diverse roster includes athletes from across the country, international rugby stars and an NFL Super Bowl Champion.
In an intriguing and in-depth interview for RuggaMatrix America, USA Men's 7s Coach Mike Friday lays it all out for us.
Friday discusses what happens when your players don't like the food at a tournament. He talks about preparing for multi-sports events. He talks about the pressure (or not) to pick certain players, and the decisions he has to make.
The USA Men’s 7s team did not play well in Paris, lost in the Bowl semifinals, and slipped from 5th to 6th in the World Series standings.
In fact, given the Eagles’ recent form, they might slip to 7th. This is a far cry from the first seven tournaments of the season, during which they finished in the top eight all seven times, and finished in the top four twice.
In keeping with his desire to manage players, USA Men's 7s Coach Mike Friday has named a slightly changed squad to compete in the Hong Kong Sevens and Singapore Sevens in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
Coming out of a 3-3 performance in Vancouver, USA 7s team Head Coach Mike Friday seemed relatively at ease.
And perhaps he should be. The Eagles produced a more consistent group of games this past weekend at BC Place, crushing France, beating England, and beating Wales handily.