With all the talk about Olympic qualification for the USA 7s teams, it’s important to remember that there’s another Olympic-style event on a nearer horizon-the Pan Am Games.
As the RAN 7s Olympic qualifier gets set to kick off on Saturday, the gravity of the situation is something the USA team has to appreciate … and forget about.
“For us, it means the world,” said USA captain Kevon Williams. “We know we’re supposed to be here. We know qualifying is really important.”
Does it all come down to just 14 minutes?
While we have heard the big BIG news about World Rugby’s new SVNS branding and the return of the LA 7s (SVNS LAX!), before we get caught up in all that the USA Men’s 7s team has two pretty important tournaments to deal with.
Which USA 7s team will we be watching in August at the Olympic Qualifiers in Langford BC?
Will it be the team that made the top three early in the World Series? Or will it be the team that crash-landed to three bottom four finishes in the last six World Series tournaments?