Mike Friday, and Finding the Key to USA Rugby’s Growth

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From Last Word on Rugby, by Kyle Willoughby. The growth of the US Sevens team is well documented. This is in no small part due to the leadership of head coach Mike Friday. Friday has been key to guiding the men’s team to unprecedented tournament victories. This is Texas Rugby’s Grant A. Cole, correspondent and […] READ MORE


United States Name Their Rugby Sevens Olympic Squads

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Joining other nations, the United States have named their Rugby Sevens Olympic Squads. The Men’s and Women’s groups will represent their nation at the 2016 Summer Games, to be played in Rio de Janiero. Men’s squad head coach Mike Friday has retained Sevens Series captain Madison Hughes for the games tournament. The experienced player will lead […] READ MORE


Americans Battle Aussies in Pool C At The Hong Kong Sevens

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It will be a war in Pool C of the Hong Kong Sevens as the Americans battle the Aussies. It will be a very interesting tussle between the North and South American teams, up against the Oceania Olympic qualifier for the Rio Games, the Aussie Thunderbolts. They have have reached three finals in three consecutive […] READ MORE



Cape Town Sevens: Day One Roundup

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Round Two of the HSBC World Sevens Series was again full of surprises. Follow all the Cape Town Sevens results with Last Word On Sports Jovilisi Waqa READ MORE


Dubai Sevens: France Ready, Portugal Debut Rookie and Eagles flying high

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Consistency has been this sides Achilles heel ever since the inception of the World Sevens Series circuit, but in 2016 France are ready. A lukewarm side that on their day, can beat any team–their tournament triumph, winning the France 7s back in 2005. In that year, they defeated a star-studded Fiji side 28-19 in the […] READ MORE


Dubai 7s: USA Men’s Eagles 7s Team named, Fiji replaces ineligible player

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The USA Men’s Eagles 7s team has named their squad for the upcoming opening two legs of the HSBC World Sevens Series to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from the 4-5th of December and to be followed a week later in Cape Town, South Africa. Madison Hughes will captain the the side coached […] READ MORE


Kenya Firm Favourites For African Rugby Sevens Olympic Qualifier

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Kenya is the firm favorites for the African Rugby Sevens Olympics Qualifier to be held in Johannesburg on the 14-15 of November. With African powerhouse South Africa booking their spot after finishing second to Fiji in last season’s World Sevens Series, the battle in 2016 will be between Kenya and the Zimbabwean team, with Zambia […] READ MORE


Mike Friday: A Double Bonus for American Rugby?

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Although it has been known for a while, last week Mike Friday was officially confirmed as the USA Sevens head coach. Over the weekend, he held his first official high performance camp in conjunction with his assistant coach Chris Brown. Already, the structures he has set up will be a major improvement over previous regimes. He will […] READ MORE