GRR: USA Men 7s
Picking the Men's Olympic 7s team wasn't an easy job and, as he said in a RuggaMatrix interview last month, Head Coach Mike Friday's toughest job has been to tell some very deserving athletes that they aren't on the team.
CHULA VISTA, Calif — USA Men's 7s Head Coach Mike Friday has announced his full 15-man roster for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, pending approval from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
Led Madison Hughes at Captain, the team features 12 starters, one alternate and two traveling reserves.
It was an up-and-down day for the USA men in the Quest for Gold.
The Eagles once again moved around their lineup and at times looked like all kinds of trouble against Argentina and Great Britain, but consistency was, no surprise, not quite there.
The USA team lost to Argentina 31-19 and Great Britain 29-10, before beating Korea 24-7 to finish the weekend 3-3.
It was a relatively good day and certainly an educational day for the USA men's 7s team in the Quest for Gold.
They emerged winners against Korea 42-7 but even there the players will have identified areas where they could improve performance.
The USA men started their Quest For Gold tournament with a 42-7 defeat of Korea where they weren't perfect, but got the job done.