GRR: National Teams
Todd Clever does actually remember what it was like to beat Canada, having been on the team in 2009 that defeated the Maple Leafs, and having been on the team in 2005 that be a them, also.
He knows also that sometimes on paper the USA really looks the stronger team, and yet it doesn't happen.
So Matt Hawkins lost his job in part because his situation was untenable. He had very few players to start with, and had to develop experience, losing games in the process.
The leadership void on the USA 7s team I think, also exposed a tactical problem with the USA 7s team at present. They relied too much on a player or two knowing what to do, rather than an approach and a system that put them in the right place.
As early as the end of this week we might find out about who is the new USA Men’s 7s Head Coach.
A slim 10-7 victory isn’t exactly a rout, but the Eagles will take it.
Women’s National Team Head Coach Pete Steinberg wanted to test some players and see what worked against Wales. The Eagles were the better side, said Steinberg, but there is a lot of room for improvement.