A true leader, Hughes was named captain of the USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens in 2014, despite being the youngest member of the team.
Born October 26, 1992 in London, England. He started playing rugby regularly at the age of seven while growing up in England. His father, Stuart, also played rugby in England.
Hughes helped the USA Rugby Men’s Eagles Sevens clinch their spot at the Rio Olympics by winning the 2015 NACRA Sevens Championship in June of 2015.
Hughes’ collegiate teammates voted him captain of the Dartmouth men’s rugby team as a junior. He was the first junior in program history to earn that title.
Hughes has developed into an exceptional kicker. He kicked the touch-line conversion to allow the Men’s Eagles Sevens to defeat New Zealand for the first time in World Rugby Sevens Series history in December of 2015.
“His work ethic is phenomenal. There’s nothing that you cannot like about Madison. So for him to be our captain and to lead our team day in and day out in battle, we couldn’t have anybody better.” –Carlin Isles
Outside the Pitch
Hughes enjoys reading. His teammates often tease him about the number of books he brings on trips to rugby tournaments. Teammate Danny Barrett even nicknamed him “The Law Firm.”