The 2012-2013 season may be over, but 2013-2014 season is already underway.
The USA men's national team coaches have a lot of work to do and not much time in which to do it - expanding the player pools, training the players, installing a plan, and executing.
Here's what we can look forward to this fall:
September 15 (or thereabouts) Extended camp begins for the USA 7s team. Along with the currently contracted players: Nate Auspurger, Andrew Durutalo, Nick Edwards, Jack Halalilo, Carlin Isles, Folau Niua, Shalom Suniula, Mike Te’o, Zack Test, and Brett Thompson – several others players will be brought in on a stipend/residency deal for the remainder of the year.
Expanded camp for USA 15s team for Americas Rugby Champioinship.
USA enters the Fiji Water Centenary International 7s in Suva, Fiji. More than half of the teams playing in the IRB World Series opener in the Gold Coast will play in this tournament.
USA v Argentina in ARC (non-cap match) in Langford, BC.
USA opens up the World Series with the first game of the season against New Zealand at the Gold Coast 7s in Australia.
USA v Canada in ARC (non-cap match) in Langford, BC.
USA v Uruguay in ARC (non-cap match) in Langford, BC.
USA 15s team camp for November tours.
USA v NZ Maori at PPL Park, Chester, Pa.
USA v Georgia in Tbilisi
USA v Russia at Allianz Park, London
November 23 (or thereabouts)
USA 7s team leaves for Dubai
IRB 7s Dubai
IR 7s South Africa