Tiger Rugby has been considered one of the top Olympic Development Training Academies in the country. Founded by Paul Holmes, he and academy director, James Walker, have established the trend of elite rugby preparation and establishment. Central Coast Sevens will showcase the truest results of Tiger Rugby’s efforts, as they will bring one of the most talented competing squads they’ve put together. Check out the full press release by Central Coast 7s on Tiger Rugby’s rosters:
Press Release – USA Olympic Development Program Tiger Rugby have announced a powerful squad for their return to the UON Central Coast Sevens making their intentions clear bringing with them a team full of speed ready to apply the afterburners to their opponents.
The Americans were outstanding performers in 2014 suffering a heartbreaking last minute loss to eventual tournament winners Daveta from Fiji. The team picked themselves up after the cruel loss going on to win the plate division.
The Tiger Rugby team, which features 6 USA Eagles who have featured on the World-Series at various stages have made their intentions clear that they are coming to assert themselves on the tournament and winning is the focus.
Head Coach Paul Holmes said “Tiger Rugby loved being at this tournament last year and winning the plate was a good achievement, however we want more and have worked closely with USA Rugby coaches to put together a team to compete and also give the guys high level competition prior to the World Series starting”.
The team has named exciting speed merchant and USA World Series player Perry Baker a certainty to light up the pitch with his sheer speed out wide and a player to watch and guard closely, known as “Speedstick”, Baker has been a revelation for the USA side on the world-series and will no doubt be a go to man for the Tiger team utilizing the width of the field and speed on the outside. The team is full of quality and will be strong contenders to progress deep into the tournament.
The Tiger Rugby team announced as follows (subject to change):
- Aaron Davis
- Taylor Howden
- Ben Latigaga
- Pat Blair
- Matt Tiago
- Nick Edwards
- Rocky Khan
- Zach Pangelinan
- Mike Teo
- Perry Baker
- Steve Tomassin
- Viliami Huihui
Tournament Director Craig Morgan said “Tiger Rugby were very impressive last year making a big impression on the tournament. They suffered a last minute loss to the eventual champions and I know that the Tiger Rugby organisation set very high standards for themselves, they are very professional and focused on results, they have put together a squad very capable of winning the tournament and that’s their intention, it’s an exciting team and we look forward to welcoming them back to the CC7s”.
Tiger Rugby join an impressive field of international, national and domestic champions ready to converge on the Central Coast with the tournament promising to deliver an action packed weekend of big collisions, end to end tries, speed and a vibrant sideline festival surrounding all of the on-field action.
The tournament will feature several of next year’s Olympic stars and World Series competitors and is widely regarded as one of the toughest invitational tournaments in the world to win providing for a high impact competition.
The UON Central Coast Sevens takes place at Morrie Breen Oval, Wyong Leagues Club, Kanwal on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October 2015.
Tickets to the event are available online at www.centralcoastsevens.com.au with tickets for children aged up to 14 years of age available free online.
The UON Central Coast Sevens is proudly supported by the University of Newcastle, Destination NSW, Wyong Shire Council, Gosford City Council, Fitness First, Boost Juice Erina Fair, Kinesio, Rhino Rugby, Regional Development Australia Central Coast, BLK, Wyong Rugby League Club, Corporate Print Solutions, 107.7 2GO, 101.3 SEA FM, Gosford RSL, Biz+, Custom Trophies, Terry White Chemist, NBN Television, Central Coast Academy of Sport.