Eagles 7s Sydney 7s Preview

The Sydney 7s is the third stop of the HSBC Sevens Series. The Eagles 7s finished 11th in Dubai and then 6th in Cape Town, and hope to get back on track, as they finished 5th in the 2016-2017 standings.

The Men’s Eagles Sevens are in Pool D at the Sydney 7s along with Australia, Scotland and Canada. Matches will be shown live on ESPN3.


Perry Baker returns for this series after sustaining a concussion in the first match at the Dubai 7s. He is joined by speedster Carlin Isles, who currently sits as the top try scorer on the team with 11 total tries in his last two tournaments. Captain Madison Hughes returns leading the squad in overall points scored with 49 including tries and conversions.

Stephen Tomasin combines speed and agility, Folau Niua adds playmaking skills and Maka Unufe open field attacking skills. Martin Iosefo is a catalyst in creating space through his stepping ability and his offloads. Ben Pinkelman, Danny Barrett, Matai Leuta and Joe Schroeder add power to both the attack and defense. Finally, Chris Mattina will debut in the halfbacks in his first HSBC Series tournament. Mattina starred at the University of Delaware and joined the Eagles 7s from New York Athletic Club.

Men’s Eagles Sevens Roster – Sydney 7s Tournament: 1 Carlin Isles 2 Ben Pinkelman 3 Danny Barrett
4 Matai Leuta 5 Joe Schroeder 6 Chris Mattina 7 Folau Niua 8 Maka Unufe 9 Stephen Tomasin 10 Madison Hughes (C) 11 Perry Baker 12 Martin Iosefo 13 Kevon Williams

Men’s Eagles Sevens Staff -Sydney 7s
Head Coach – Mike Friday
Assistant Coach – Chris Brown
Assistant Coach – Phil Greening
Physiotherapist – Brian Green

Men’s Eagles Sevens Schedule Pool D Sydney 7s – LIVE on ESPN3
vs. Australia Fri, Jan. 26 – 4:12 AM ET
vs. Scotland Sat, Jan 27 – 12:53 AM ET
vs. Canada Sat, Jan 27 – 4:26 AM ET

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