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As we approach the 2017-2018 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series season, FIJI has announced, Mark Drown as their new 7s Team Manager. 

Drown, who started the All Army 7s Program as Coach in May 2012 as well as University of Utah in 2014, has produced superior results during his time in the USA.

With All Army 7s, Coach Drown has led them to 5 consecutive years as Armed Forces Champions, which is a Championship from the prestigious elite 7s event, Rugby Town Sevens.  This roster has 6 current and former Eagles in the player pool.

PC: All Army 7s – 5 Time Armed Forces Champs at Rugby Town Sevens

In the three years he served as Coach for University of Utah, the team went to the USA Rugby 7s Collegiate National Championship “Final Four” twice and Won the Las Vegas Invitational in 2016.  Specifically, in 2017, Utah started 4 Freshmen.  Three of the players played for USA Club 7s National Champions, Rugby Utah and one played for the Collegiate All Americans at Rugby Town Sevens.

PC: R7M – University of Utah – West Coast Sevens Treasure Island

With these accolades in mind, you can only think about the depth of ability Coach Drown has in working with new players and scouting new talent.  Thankfully for FIJI, Drown will take such a role like scouting from time to time throughout the Island. You can read more about Mark Drown’s signing with FIJI in the press release below. 

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