Applications for USA Rugby's collegiate equipment program closed this week, and some teams could receive their National Guard-branded gear as soon as February 15.
'At this point the National Guard and [USA Rugby] are willing to kit out every team that has applied,' Court Jeske, director of marketing services, said in an email.
'We have a 5-week turnaround time from "orders-in" until the packages are delivered. Almost every team should receive their kit between Feb 15-March 1, if they complete the application properly,' he added.
As part of a multifaceted agreement, the National Guard is underwriting the cost of uniforms and training and match equipment for hundreds of collegiate teams. The November announcement marked the union's highest-profile commercial agreement since the 2005 sale of the USA 7s.
Separately, the Eagles have drawn South Africa, England, and Mexico in pool play at the USA 7s next month in San Diego.