7s Eagles Take Coaching Roles At San Diego State While On Rehab

Injured but not idle, recovering USA sevens players Zack Test and Brett Thompson spent part of their fall coaching the San Diego State sevens team.

"I've really enjoyed it," Thompson said when we caught up with him at last month's Silicon Valley Sevens in San Francisco. "It's been a really good learning experience."

Test added: "It's different from playing, that's for sure. It's one thing to be able to understand something and do it on the field, and it's another to communicate that idea to someone else."

Zack Test Coaching SD State:

null


USA sevens team head coach Mike Friday said he fully supported the idea, adding that the more Test and Thompson spent time learned about the game — as players and in instructing — the better. This past year, Friday had all of his players gain coaching certification. He also had them take a referee course.

Brett Thompson Coaching SD State:

null


"If you want to follow the laws, it helps to know what the thought process is for the referees," Friday said.

The coaching stint has been good for both Thompson and Test, who have been felled by serious injuries and have been eager to stay involved in the game as they rehabilitate.

Notice in the videos that Test is running around with the players, while Thompson is still on the sidelines. That might also fit their personalities, but, given Test's almost catastrophic injury sustained in a USA vs. Uruguay 15s game at the beginning of this year, it's good to see him moving around.

European Challenge Cup QFs on FloRugby

null

The second tier of the European Rugby Championship is set for this weekend and will be live on FloRugby in the Middle East and North Africa.

RWC Trophy Stops In Hollywood

Gerard Butler Ponders A RWC Steal

The Webb Ellis Cup received a star-studded welcome to Hollywood as it embarked on the fifteenth leg of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Trophy Tour in Los Angeles. 

Heineken Champions Cup Quarterfinals This Weekend

null

Rugby in Europe pivots to the Heineken Champions Cup quarterfinals this weekend, with eight teams still in the fight for continental glory.

Lindenwood, Life To Meet In D1 Elite Final

Lindenwood University and Life University will face off in two weeks for the 2019 USA Rugby Women's D1 Elite College Championships after both won their semifinals Sunday.

Rejiggered Lineup For USA As Hong Kong 7s Loom

null

There's no rest for the weary as the USA Men's 7s team gets ready to compete in the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens April 5-7 for Round 7 of the HSBC Sevens World Series.

Road To HS Nationals: Everyone Is Good In NorCal

One of the toughest jobs in the buildup to the Boys HS Rugby National Championships is deciding how the teams, once invited, will be seeded; Northern California isn't making it any easier.

Toulon Tumble Down Table

Toulon coach Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe said his side's 42-33 defeat by Lyon in the Top 14 on Saturday reflected their whole campaign.

PRP Insurrection As Glendale, SFGG Win

null

The Pacific Rugby Premiership season is not over by a long shot, and trailing teams are sending a very clear message that they want in on the party.

D1A Roundup: Good Day To Be Ranked Higher

Life University Rugby Visits FloSports HQ

Higher-ranked teams ruled the weekend in Men's D1A College; here's how it went down.

Saint Mary's Defense Shuts Down Navy In Annapolis

Ronan Murphy: The Big Body On Saint Mary's

Saint Mary's put in an impressive defensive effort to defeat the US Naval Academy 20-7 Saturday in Annapolis.