International Rugby News
Maccabi USA Rugby has announced its USA WOmen's 7s roster for the upcoming Maccabiah Games in Israel July 14-24.
The team will be led by Head Coach Eyal Hakim, the current men’s head coach at Boca Raton Rugby. Hakim participated in the 2015 Pan Am Maccabi Games in Chile as a player with the Men’s Rugby team, where he won a gold medal in 7s and a silver medal in 15s.
Beating the French Barbarians was most certainly a nice confidence boost for the USA team, but Head Coach Gary Gold has his eye on the major goal, and the major goal is not beating the French Barbarians, it's beating Chile.
Holding on desperately at the end, the USA managed to defeat the French Barbarians 26-21 Friday night at Aveva Stadium in Houston.
Perhaps the most mixed-up of the USA age-grade teams going to the Netherlands next week is the U20s.
Straddling the line between high school and college, the team has to be made into a unified whole using players of quite varied backgrounds and rugby experiences.
It's all coming up Larry Williams these days, as the West Point prop led his team to a D1A championship, won the Rugby Scholz Award as the best player in the country, was named captain for West Point for next year, and now is part of the USA U23 team going to the Corendon Summer Tour in the Netherlands.