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Todd Clever is no stranger to US rugby having represented the Eagles at U19s, the College All-American, 7s National team, and the 15s National team, where he is currently Captain (earning the him the name Captain America). He has the honor of being the first American to play professionally in the Super Rugby competition, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, playing for South African team the Lions.  In June 2010, he turn his attention to the land of the rising sun to play in Japan's Top League for Suntory Sungoliath.  This year he switched clubs but will remain Japan, playing for NTT Shining Arcs RFC.

Waisale Serevi is one of Fiji's greatest players. He has represented his homeland in 15s having earned 39 caps, 376 points, and represented them 3 Rugby World Cups. He has played professionally for the Mitsubishi, Leicester, Stade Montois, Stade Bordelais and Staines rugby teams. But its his achievements in 7s, where is consider one of the best players in the world, that earned him the title "King of Sevens". He first represented Fiji in 1989 in the Hong Kong 7s and played in the International Rugby Board Sevens Series until retiring in 2009. He has also played in the 1993, 1997, 2001, and 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens, winning the World Cup with Fiji in 1997 and 2005. He won silver at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2002, and captured bronze in 2006. After winning the 2005 Rugby World Cup Sevens, he was appointed the Fiji Sevens team's coach in which he lead Fiji to the 2005/2006 IRB Sevens Series victory – the first time the series was not won by New Zealand.  Now Based in Seattle, WA, his Serevi Rugby youth and coaching camps let him share his passion and knowledge with America.

Gavin Hickie has rugby in his Irish blood.  Both his father (Denis J Hickie) and his cousin (Denis Hickie) played at top levels, and all three have represented Ireland.  Gavin has played professionally for Leinster, London Irish RFC, Worcester Warriors, Leicester Tigers and Belmont Shore RFC in the Rugby Super League (US).  He represented Ireland at U19s, U21s, As and for the National 7s side, having Captained for both U19s & 7s.

Switching his attention from playing, he has established himself as coach and analyst, recently launching a Online Coaching service to provide professional rugby analysis for players. He writes for several rugby websites, newspapers and magazines, including Rugby Mag. He was also named as USA Rugby Junior All-Americans/USA U20s Forwards Coach in April..

Phaidra is considered one of the top female rugby players in the world and was named 2000-2009 Player of the Decade by RugbyMag.com.  She has over 30 International caps with the Eagles and has represented the US in 3 Rugby World Cups.  With her club side, New York Rugby Club, she has not only a power house as player and was fundamental in the clubs inaugural USA Rugby Women's Premier League title win.  She has made several media appearances, most notably on MTV's "Made" where she helped coach a young lady to become a rugby player.

Putting women's rugby in American on the map, Wendy Young has been a voice for the masses since the mid 2000s with her blog, Your Scrumhalf Connection.  She is an active player with her hometown team the Austin Valkyries, a certified referee in the Texas Rugby Union and has coached the TRU U23, West U23 and University of Texas Sevens teams.  Her recent launch of YSC Media Team is committed to providing high quality, feature-filled, real-time web cast sessions of women's rugby for all..

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