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Busan Bandits Rugby congratulates club members Ian Nisley and Kevin Seiff for being part of a 20 man squad selected to try out for the US All Navy Rugby Select Sevens team. The team will compete in the Rugbytown 7’s tournament.
The All Navy Team will compete in pool consisting of the All Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Air Force teams. The end of the pool play will see an Armed Forces Champion proceed to play in the Shield, Cup and Bowl play-offs.
Both players participated in a two-sessions-a-day week long training camp in Denver, Colorado. After the first week 6 players were cut from the squad with 2 asked to stay on as injury reserves.
More About Kevin
A California native, Kevin only started playing rugby after moving to Busan about year and a few months ago. Originally a soccer and water polo player he has found a new passion for rugby and has quickly become an integral part of the Busan Bandits Rugby team.
Unfortunately he did not make the 12 man squad to play in the Rugbytown 7’s tournament, but he was asked to stay on and train with the squad in their final preparations. That in itself is a huge compliment and should act as motivation for Kevin to try out again in 2019. Well done Kevin!
More About Ian
Ian is from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. He started playing rugby at the age of 18 at the US Merchant Marine Academy. In 2016 he played with Wales First Division Club, Ammanford RFC. During the summer of 2017, he competed in the USA National 7’S circuit with New Haven CT Bulldogs and played All Navy Rugby.
This year saw Ian being selected to represent the US All Navy Rugby Select Sevens team at the Rugbytown 7’s tournament. Well done Ian!
The US All Navy Rugby Select Sevens Squad
The 2018 Rugbytown 7's tournament kicks-off on Friday 24 August at 11am.