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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Eagles Named For Vegas


Eagles head coach Mike Friday has named his roster for this weekend's Vegas 7s. By and large it is the same roster he has rolled with through the first four tournaments of the year. The likes of Perry Baker, Danny Barrett, Martin Iosefo, Carlin Isles, Malon Al-Jiboori, Matai Leuta, Folau Niua, Ben Pinkelman, and Maka Unufe are all there. Missing is Madison Hughes who is still injured. As a result Pinkelman will captain the side.

Also making the trip is Chris Mattina, Cody Melphy, Kevon Williams, and Joe Schroeder (the team takes a 13th man). Mattina, Williams, and Schroeder were all in Hamilton while Melphy comes into the team for the first time this year. He recently joined the team as a WCAP athlete after undergoing his military training.

The Eagles will play Samoa and Australia on Friday night before playing Spain on Saturday afternoon.

Squad: Perry Baker, Danny Barrett, Martin Iosefo, Carlin Isles, Malon Al-Jiboori, Matai Leuta, Chris Mattina, Cody Melphy, Folau Niua, Ben Pinkelman (C), Joe Schroeder, Maka Unufe, Kevon Williams

2 comments:

  1. Isles looks like he's lost a step and similarly looks lost on the field when he gets out there. Is that regression a result of his injury or potential lack of focus? I saw that he wants to try out for sprinting again in Tokyo. Baker continues to be indispensable, but I hope to see try contributions from the rest of the team, Maka especially. Pinkelman's game is unbelievable. He gets better and better.

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