Mike Friday and Santiago Gomez Cora have named their sides for the climax of the 2014-15 HSBC Sevens World Series in Glasgow and London next month.

Martin Iosefo comes back into the squad for USA after academic commitments meant he was unavailable for the last two rounds in Hong Kong and Japan, while the all-time leading try scorer Cora is able to recall the experienced Gaston Revol, Santiago Cordero and Ramiro Moyano.

“Having Martin back brings real balance to our squad as he is a powerful, attacking option whether he is deployed in the backline or in the forwards,” Friday said. 

“We know he hits hard defensively and has footwork and the eye for a gap in attack, whether that is using his feet or power.”


The Eagles remained sixth in the Series standings with a Plate final appearance in Hong Kong and a Bowl Final victory in Tokyo, their opponents on both occasions being Australia.

Argentina, one of USA's opponents alongside Japan and Canada in Pool D at Scotstoun Stadium, are eighth, after a disappointing Tokyo Sevens where they lost the Shield semi final and received just two points for the series.

"We#re aiming to get back into the top eight in Glasgow and London," said Cora. "We also want to be ranked in the top eight  ahead of the Olympic Games and we have that to prepare for as well the Pan American Games. It has been an important year with evalutation and growth."

USA Eagles Sevens squad: Carlin Isles, Mataiyasi Leuta, Danny Barrett, Garrett Bender, Zack Test, Andrew Durutalo, Folau Niua , Maka Unufe, Nate Augspurger, Madison Hughes (captain), Perry Baker, Martin Iosefo

Argentina Sevens squad: Santiago Alvarez, Marcos Bollini, Nicolas Bruzzone, Santiago Cordero, Rodrigo Etchart, Ramiro Finco, Fernando Luna, Ramiro Moyano, Axel Muller, Gaston Revol, German Schulz, Segundo Tuculet