USA 7s team Head Coach Al Caravelli is very happy to have Nick Edwards back on the team.
Edwards led the USA in tries in the 2009-2010 season, before trying his hand at a pro 15s contract in Australia.
His return is a boost to the Eagles, especially as they’ve been hit with injuries and unavailabilities out wide. Edwards is a fractious player when he has the ball. His tries for the USA were often less running around players as running through them. He is hard to grab, and very hard to bring down.
“He’s definitely an attacking wing,” said Caravelli. “And he’s a competitor. One underlying thing about Nick is his leg churn. When he gets his he is always keeping his legs driving, and that makes him difficult to stop.”
On defense Edwards isn’t a huge hitter, but, said his coach, he doesn’t miss tackles, either.
In the end, the USA will have a process designed to put players into scoring position. Edwards is the kind of player who, once he has the ball and the tryline in sight, won’t be denied.