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7s Camp Goes Well, Now What?
The first camp of the USA 7s teamís season is done and coach Al Caravelli is in the process of contacting players to let them know where they are in the pecking order. But what he'd probably like to tell them is when they will play next. (New talent Dimitri Efthimou showed well)
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Versatility Key to USA 7s Group
The ability to play multiple positions will stand players in good stead as they challenge for a national team 7s place. (Marco Barnard can play four positions well. Ian Muir photo.)
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7s Players Assemble in Chula Vista
The USA 7s team assembles at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Thursday evening as coach Al Caravelli sifts through 31 players to establish his squad for the coming season. (Ian Muir photo)
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USA 7s Team Has Many to Choose From
We look at what players USA 7s coach Al Caravelli might look at for the upcoming preseason camp. (Some picks are easy. Kevin Swiryn returns for 2009-2010. Numina Photo.)
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Komongnan Honored for 7s Play
Left to right are Bill Gardner of NOVA, DC shadow Sen. Strauss, Komongnan, and Komongnanís mother.
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Ambitious 7s Season Starts with August Tournaments
During the long 2008-2009 USA 7s season, covering ten tournaments and 55 games, the head coach Al Caravelli used, by our count, 33 different players. Now Caravelli wants to drop that number down and have a core of players concentrate on winning games in the IRB Series. All that starts now. (Kevin Swiryn is in the 7s team plans. Ian Muir photo)
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Peters Conversion Highlights USA Potential to the World
USA 7s player and former NFL-er Leonard Peters got his first taste of rugby fame after appearing on the IRBís radio show Total Rugby.
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USA Wins 5th at World Games 7s
Fiji gold, Portugal a surprise silver. Ata Malifa helps USA to a win over Chinese Taipei with a try, Ian Muir photo.
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World Games Latest
USA gets a win on Day Two. (Colin Hawley leads the try-scorers on Saturday. Ian Muir photo.)
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Vegas Puts Out Red Carpet for 7s
When the USA 7s LLC, the company which owns and stages the USA 7s event as part of the IRB Sevens Series, met recently in New York for a company strategy session, the star was Pat Christianson, president of Las Vegas Events, who let the group know they will be welcoming them to Vegas next February with open arms (not to mention plenty of hotel rooms).
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Caravelli Wants Discipline, Defense
Eagles still in the hunt at the World Games despite going 0-3 on Friday, and that may help fire up a defense that hasn't made its tackles.
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USA 7s Struggles at World Games
Inexperienced team loses pool matches on first day.
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USA Checks Out World Games Stadium
Who sayís you canít goof around when on tour for the USA?
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USA 7s Team Arrives for World Games
Leonard Peters passes off as Steve St. Pierre closes in.
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World Games Pools, Schedule and Squads
All you need to know before the games start on Friday.
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