Isles to play for New York City

Date published: July 28 2014

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Carlin Isles will be looking to tear up the Twickenham pitch at the World Club 7s, having been selected in the New York City squad.

Carlin Isles, the man dubbed the world's fastest rugby player, will be looking to tear up the Twickenham pitch at the World Club 7s, having been selected in the New York City squad for this year's tournament.

Isles, who has previously stopped the clock at 10.13 in a 100m sprint, has lit up the world of Sevens rugby for the past two years, having made his US national team debut at the Gold Coast Sevens in 2012.

The speedster has made an instant impact on the game, scoring 27 tries in 14 Sevens tournaments for his country, and has already set his sights on impressing when the sport makes its Olympic debut in Rio in 2016.

The 24-year-old cut short his stay with Scottish side Glasgow Warriors this summer to return to his homeland in order to focus on his Olympic dream.

Isles is joined by four of his USA Rugby teammates in New York City's squad for the two World Club 7s weekends, in Limerick (August 9-10) and London at Rugby HQ on August 16 and 17.

New York City 7s Director of Rugby Steve Lewis will be leading his squad at Twickenham, and feels the competition is a great place for his young side to showcase their talents on the world stage.

“This will be a terrific opportunity for some of our younger local players to represent New York and USA Rugby, showcase their talents, and experience top-level competition,” said Lewis.

“As we approach the Olympic qualification year, we are hopeful this can be a springboard for these players to excel and challenge for national squad places in the near future.

“We are once again excited to be invited by Premiership Rugby and believe that with the inclusion of six USA national squad players, we will be extremely competitive.”

New York City Sevens squad for World Club 7s:

Nate Augspurger (Old Blue), Garrett Bender (USA Rugby), Nate Brakeley (NYAC), Pono Haitsuika (USA Rugby), Marcus Henderson (Old Blue), Will Holder (USA Rugby), Luke Hume (Old Blue), Carlin Isles (USA Rugby), Seamus Kelly (University of California), Derek Lipscomb (Old Blue), Chris Mattina (NYAC), Maka Unufe (USA Rugby)

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