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Disappointment In Ireland Has Propelled Dylan Fawsitt To World Cup

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“I was washing cars, walking dogs, doing whatever I could to get that extra bit.”  For US international Dylan Fawsitt, the meandering path which has brought him on the cusp of competing at the 2019 Rugby World Cup has been wrought with setbacks, challenges and at an initial glance, what looked to be dead ends. The 29-year-old hooker is now …

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Four Irish Players Included In USA Rugby World Cup Squad

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USA head coach Gary Gold has named his final 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.  The former Worcester Warriors boss has overseen a positive preseason for the Eagles. They performed well in the Pacific Nations Cup which included wins over Canada and Samoa before falling to eventual competition winners Japan on a final scoreline of 34-20. …

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Rhys Ruddock On New Players In Ireland Squad: They Are Ready

Kildare, Ireland May 2017; Ireland cpatain Rhys Ruddock during a squad press conference at Carton House, Maynooth, in Co. Kildare. (Photo By Matt Browne/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It is a very important day for five Irish uncapped players in New Jersey against the USA on Saturday night. Captain Rhys Ruddock is looking forward to seeing the new players display their abilities to the world. The British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand has allowed  Joe Schmidt to utilize the depths of Irish Rugby and he in …

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USA Rugby Express Keen Interest In Pro 12 Inclusion

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Given the season that has passed and the current context of the European rugby market, it is evident that something must be done on behalf of the Guinness Pro 12 in order for the league to not only remain relevant on a European basis, but also to maintain it’s standing as a premier rugby competition aimed at producing an exciting …

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Watch: PRO Rugby – Ngwenya Scores Wonderful Try For San Diego

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Takudzwa Ngwenya (C) of the United States sings the national anthem with team mates during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Samoa and USA at Brighton Community Stadium on September 20, 2015 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Best known for his scorching of Bryan Habana at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Takudzwa Ngwenya has some serious pace to burn. Now the 30-year-old USA Eagles winger is scoring some beautiful tries for San Diego in the PRO Rugby competition. Formerly of Top 14 side Biarritz since 2007, Ngwenya is spending one season in the USA’s first professional rugby …

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Watch The World’s Fastest Rugby Player Get Smashed By Augustine Pulu

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Augustine Pulu produced the biggest hit of the Sydney Sevens. Although controversy reigns as to how New Zealand ultimately came to win the Sydney Sevens, there can be no denying the ferocity of Augustine Pulu’s hit on American flyer, Carlin Isles. The bone crunching tackle is made all the more impressive given Isles’ ability to burn opponents from anywhere on …

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Can The USA Defend Their Olympic Title?

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 31: Carlin Isles of USA is tackled by John Porch of Australia during the 2016 Wellington Sevens plate semi-final match between Australia and USA at Westpac Stadium on January 31, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Sevens is gaining the footlight now, with its inclusion in the Olympic Games. This summer there will be a rugby tournament at the Rio Olympics for the first time since 1924. The holders of the title from that last time is the United States of America. In 1920 and 1924 they beat France to claim the gold medal and the Olympic …

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Former All Blacks Boss Named As USA Coach

USA Rugby has announced that former All Blacks boss John Mitchell will be the new head coach of the men’s Eagles. Mitchell has signed a four-year contract, taking effect immediately. “I am excited about putting my strengths into play and taking on this role to transform USA rugby into a stronger unit by the end of 2019,” Mitchell told USA Rugby’s …

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USA Eagles Star AJ MacGinty Signs For Connacht

Dubliner AJ MacGinty, who played for the USA during the Rugby World Cup, has signed for Connacht for 2015/2016 the province have announced. The Dublin-born fly-half moved across the Atlantic in 2012, and has since worked his way onto the national squad, gaining eligibility last year. MacGinty scored 25 points in a winless four games for the American side as …

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