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Big Switch for Hussey
A big switch for Brian Hussey sees him go from a flanker on a youth team to a scrumhalf for a men's team. But he's not slowing down.
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Groefsema Breaks Out
A turning point after a powerful college career sees Blair Groefsema embrace high level rugby, and then seize the game in her hands.
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Barley Nabs Youth Award
Candace Barley's intelligent play and maturity gains her the ERugbyNews Youth Women's Player of the Year Award. (Barley, No. 8 in white, rucks over for the USA youngsters. George Rubiaco photo.)
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Women 2007 Awards
Awards and comments of the best in women's rugby in 2007. (Rob Wagner, www.dropkickphotos.com, photo.)
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2007 ERN Awards - Men
We list all our award winners - those you know and those you don't. (Austin Britts of Club/Team of the Year Chicago Lions on a break. Matt Potchad photo.)
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Youth Co-Player of the Year - Daniel Ibarra
A rugby renaissance man covers the globe in his search of rugby, music, and a future that is all too bright. (Number 7 in blue, Daniel Ibarra readies to burst off the scrum for the USA U17s.)
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2007 Back of the Year: Chris Wyles
He came to the USA setup with the poise and awareness of an England-based prop, and found he would be able to learn something along the way. Chris Wyles is our Back of the Year.
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Mens Player of the Year: Todd Clever
He's been a USA presence since he was 17, and now is emerging as an onfield leader in both the 15-a-side team and the 7s, and one we can count on to lead into the future. (Bleeding USA red. Todd Clever guts it out against South Africa. Ian Muir photo.)
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2007 Forward of the Year: Chris Osentowski
"There's no one but Oz," said one coach and it's hard to disagree, as the Belmont Shore tighthead prop played a critical position with style and polish. He's our 2007 Men's Forward of the Year.
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