Men's 7s Selects Prep for LVI with UNC-Charlotte
February 20, 2019
With only two weeks left before the Las Vegas Invitational the Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union Men's 7s Selects continue their preparations. This past Sunday, the Carolinas Men's 7s Selects traveled to UNC-Charlotte for an assembly and valuable game time for their players. UNC-Charlotte Rugby and the CGRU Men's 7s partnered for a combined training session that saw the Men's 7s Selects tested by the defending Division II National Champions in several controlled scrimmages.
The CGRU would like to thank the UNC Charlotte team and the coaching staff for taking the time out of their schedule to help the Men's 7s Selects prepare for the LVI.
"Both squads truly improved and learned a great deal from one another," said Men's 7s Selects head coach JK Anderson. "Special thanks to the UNCC Coaching Staff, John Brown, Jonathan Basnett, and Barry Tidd for working with us and World Rugby Shop for supplying some of the training gear."
"UNCC's strong defensive structure tested us today and forced us to be patient on the ball, while also pushing us to continue to understand our roles as individuals on the field. There is a great deal of energy and excitement among the boys in camp, a strong culture is being formed, and I think they are starting to gel very nicely. With three more training sessions prior to us taking the pitch for our first game, I think we will be where we need to be in order to perform at the highest level."
CGRU Men's 7s Selects
Adam Shokair – Charlotte
Austin Lyons – Clayton
Blessing Motaung – Southern Pines
Michael Basnett – UNC-Charlotte
Elliot Byers – Southern Pines
Emmerson Bessell – Southern Pines
Heath Sorkin – ECU and Charlotte
James Wayne – Asheville
Kullen Mason – Triad
Maxim Bennett – Kutzown and Charlotte
Nelson Hicks - Charlotte
Ty Elkins – Charlotte
Corey Jones – Southern Pines
Osvaldo Sombo - Charlotte