Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Thursday, 07 June 2012 00:05    PDF Print Write e-mail
Eagles Thank USMA for Hospitality
National Teams - USA Men


When the USA Men’s National needed the lights on at the Anderson Rugby Complex at West Point, they called USMA Director of Rugby Rich Pohlidal.

It only took a few minutes, and the team wondered how Pohlidal, who was in Philadelphia for the USA 7s CRC, got someone down to the field so quickly.

He didn’t; Pohlidal just turned the lights on using his smart phone.

That’s just a cute little story among many indicating what the US Military Academy did for the USA team in their assembly starting last week.

USA team manager Tristan Lewis lauded West Point Rugby for everything they did.

“The facilities are awesome and Coach Rich Pohlidal and his staff, Justin Hundley, Bill LeClerc and Capt. Eric Perkins couldn’t do enough for us. It was the perfect setting for a fresh start for the Eagles. Everybody could learn a thing or two from how they operate,” said Lewis.

It all culminated Tuesday evening with a big barbecue dinner prepared by the USMA staff. As you can see from the group photo, everyone was happy.

(USA squad at West Point - click on image for larger version)

The USA squad and staff at West Point Tuesday night.