The USA Men’s Sevens squad head to the Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens and HSBC Singapore Sevens next weekend. They will need medal performances if they want to achieve early qualification for the 2024 Olympics, where only 13 points separate the USA from that coveted top-four ranking.
The USA has strong opponents in their Pool C matchups in Hong Kong with Australia, Japan, and Spain slated for Friday and Saturday.
The team includes Lucas Lacamp, who rejoins the team following an injury in Cape Town last December. Pita Vi joins the USA traveling squad for the first time with an opportunity to earn his first tournament cap as Maka Unufe remains home from an injury sustained in practice this week.
Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens kicks off Friday, March 31, 2023, LIVE on Peacock.
USA Men’s Sevens Traveling Roster | Cathay/HSBC Hong Kong and Singapore Sevens
|1. Aaron Cummings||Forward||10|
|3. David Still||Forward/Wing||15|
|5. Joe Schroeder||Forward||28|
|6. Kevon Williams (C)||Halfback/Wing||43|
|7. Naima Fuala’au||Halfback||21|
|8. Malacchi Esdale||Wing/Center||14|
|9. Stephen Tomasin||Utility||50|
|10. Faitala Talapusi||Halfback||15|
|11. Perry Baker||Wing/Center||63|
|12. Lucas Lacamp||Center||9|
|14. Marcus Tupuola||Halfback/Center||21|
|15. Gavan D’Amore||Forward||16|
|16. Adam Channel||Forward||8|
|25. Pita Vi*||Halfback||USA Debut|
*Indicates uncapped player
USA Men’s Sevens Traveling Staff
- Head Coach Mike Friday
- Performance Analyst Dave Gardner
- Strength & Conditioning Josh Schnell
- Athletic Trainer Bobby Gragston
- Team Manager Scott Novack
USA Men’s Sevens Hong Kong Schedule
Friday, March 31
- v. Spain | 7:07 a.m. ET
Saturday, April 1
- v. Japan | 12:40 a.m. ET (Friday night) v. Australia | 5:25 a.m. ET
- Knockouts begin at 8:53 p.m. ET
Sunday, April 2