GRR: USA Men 7s
It was all about the wins for the USA teams in Málaga, Spain Friday in the first leg of two Sevens World Series events on the Iberian peninsula.
Both the Eagle Women and the Eagle Men ended the first day unbeaten in a tournament that saw a team swoop in at the last minute and even then saw another nation have to hold back both of its teams because of COVID exposure.
USA Men's 7s Head Coach Mike Friday has picked 14 players for the first World Series stops of 2022, in Malaga and Seville, Spain, January 21-23 and 28-30.
Matches are broadcast on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock.
The USA Men’s second outing in the Sevens World Series was inconsistent.
But that’s to be expected, really, because the team itself is inconsistent. Big changes have happened and more will happen as Head Coach Mike Friday transitions to a younger team.
The USA Men’s 7s team is in the middle of finding a new identity, and may well have jumped the queue and found it early in Dubai.
The Eagles, looking somewhat shaky on Day One of the first of two Dubai World Series tournaments, turned things around in somewhat spectacular fashion on Day Two to defeat Great Britain and Fiji to make the Cup Final in the desert.
The USA Men’s Sevens National Team brings in seven athletes to high performance training camp with just two weeks left before the squad departs for the two opening rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2022 in Dubai.