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USA Checks Out World Games Stadium

Thursday Jul 23, 2009 in Elite Level Rugby USA 7s

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Who say’s you can’t goof around when on tour for the USA?

Cal teammates Colin Hawley and Blaine Scully get silly while the USA 7s team pose at Kauhsiung Stadium at the World Games. (Note Ata Malifa’s priceless expression bottom right.)

The facility, (also pictured at right) is spectacular. It includes an indoor, six-lane practice track that is 80 meters long, and a solar-powered design.

But take a look at the playing surface. The opening ceremonies of the World Games were held there and the many acrobats and performers, who also practices every day there, didn’t do the grass any favors.

Pictured above, standing, L to R:
Team Manager Drew Fautley, Physio Niki Blanchflower, Head Coach Al Caravelli, Leonard Peters, Tai Enosa, Thretton Palamo, Marco Barnard (with Palamo palming his head), Blaine Scully, Blaine Scully’s backside, Colin Hawley, Steve St. Pierre, Corey Blair, Fitness Coach Dave Williams

Kneeling: Jone Naqica, PJ Komongnan, Jason Pye, Ata Malifa

- Alex Goff
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