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07.15.2014 - Alex Goff

The US Olympic Committee had a hand in the removal of Matt Hawkins as USA 7s team Head Coach.

The move came after an exhaustive post-season examination of both the men’s and women’s teams. Both were put under the microscope by USA Rugby representatives (including CEO Nigel Melville) and the USOC.

07.14.2014 - Alex Goff

Leadership is an important factor in the early stages of a national team tour, especially with a team that has to handle turnover, such as the High School All Americans.

Head Coach Salty Thompson certainly expects his more experienced players to establish the tone.

07.14.2014 - Alex Goff

The USA v New Zealand test match looks set to be a massive financial windfall for USA Rugby.

tickets sales have topped 40,000 and are expected to go above 50,000 before kickoff November 1 at Soldier Field in Chicago. This game was a bit of a risk for USA Rugby, but it appears, at present, to have paid off with easily the biggest paying crowd at an American rugby event.

07.14.2014 - Alex Goff
The High School All Americans are settled in at their hotel and training ground in Argentina, looking ahead to a warmup match against Cordoba Academy on Wednesday, July 16. That kicks off a tough series in which they play U18 national teams from Argentina, Uruguay, and Italy. Working out Monday:Top photo (click on smaller
07.13.2014 - Alex Goff

The new Men’s USA 7s High Performance Camp is supposed to give players exposure to the new USA coaching staff, and it will; it might also put existing camp members on notice.