GRR: USA Men 7s
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.
The USA Men's finish at the Vancouver 7s was undone by a couple of silly errors and one poor refereeing decision, but overall, still, the young Eagles did well.
The HSBC Sevens World Series has started in a slightly different form, and a new-look USA men's team is looking fairly good.
With various countries able or not able to travel due to COVID fears, the tournament this weekend in Vancouver has 12 men's teams, including Great Britain (usually represented by three separate national teams) Germany, Chile, Hong Kong, Jamaica, and Mexico.