US sprinter Carlin Isles shows why USA can win Rio rugby


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Re: US sprinter Carlin Isles shows why USA can win Rio rugby

Postby Tuariki » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:18 am

NZ government's high performance sports body has announced they will provide US$4 million in funding over next 4 years on sevens to make sure we maximise our chances (some Kiwis believe that should be rights) to the the Rio gold.

Wow. Now we can afford a 3rd string NFL player.
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Re: US sprinter Carlin Isles shows why USA can win Rio rugby

Postby Daisy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:02 am

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/sport ... twrhp&_r=0

While sheer speed will get you so far in sevens, a player still needs to be able to catch and pass the ball, take a tackle and compete at the breakdown.

Isles is still learning the ropes, and while he made his mark in the first three rounds of the world series — he scored his first try 46 seconds into his debut on Australia’s Gold Coast — he had a quiet tournament in Wellington, where he had limited game time and saw very little of the ball when he was on the field.
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