USA 7s head coach Mike Friday has confirmed his squad that will feature in the Toulouse 7s scheduled for France on 21-22 May and London 7s set for 28-29 May.
Stephen Tomasin, David Still and two-time World Rugby Men’s Sevens Player of the Year Award winner, Perry Baker are available for the tournament.
Baker had an early exit from Vancouver following an on-field collision but was cleared post-tournament and ready to return in France.
USA Club 7s and RugbyTown 7s standout, Jerome Nale will make his third appearance in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series after debuting in Vancouver in September 2021.
Leading the USA in tries from Vancouver, young guns Lucas Lacamp, Malachi Esdale and Ben Broselle look to carry offensive momentum into France.
Head Coach Mike Friday said: “We have a very challenging group as a result of our underperformance in Vancouver, and we are keen to right that wrong having made too many mistakes at important times. We are under no illusion on how tough a challenge this pool is with a very dangerous Australian team, physical and talented New Zealand team and a gritty Scotland side who caused problems we didn’t manage well in Vancouver.
“Nonetheless, we welcome back some experience in Stevie and Perry to complement and strengthen this young evolving squad, who will have learned the ruthless lessons this game provides.
“We are confident that if we can work hard for each other and be accurate in our attacking game with enough speed, agility and physicality – we can compete with any team as we have proven on the circuit this season. The real challenge is to do that from minute one of game one, and execute with consistency across the weekend.”
USA are scheduled to face Australia, New Zealand and Scotland in Pool C.
USA 7s squad for Toulouse and London 7s
|Player Name||Position||HSBC Tournaments|
|1. D’Montae Noble||Utility||2|
|2. Ben Broselle||Forward/Wing||9|
|3. David Still||Forward||5|
|4. Maceo Brown||Utility||18|
|5. Joe Schroeder||Forward||20|
|6. Kevon Williams (C)||Halfback/Wing||35|
|7. Folau Niua||Halfback||73|
|8. Malacchi Esdale||Center/Wing||4|
|9. Stephen Tomasin||Utility||41|
|10. Faitala Talapusi||Halfback||7|
|11. Perry Baker||Wing/Center||54|
|12. Lucas Lacamp||10/Center/Wing||4|
|13. Adam Channel||Center/Forward||3|
|14. Jerome Nale||Halfback||2|