Takudzwa Ngwenya (centre) in action for the Barbarians against the British and Irish Lions in Hong Kong, before linking up with the US Eagles. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Takudzwa Ngwenya and Samu Manoa trained with the US Eagles squad in Houston yesterday, following appearances for the Barbarians in the resounding 59-(...)

Gavin Hickie (second from right) poses with the Irish contingent during his time at Leicester. He is is now working in the US with their under-20 side. Photograph: Getty

True story. An Irishman landed in Milwaukee over 30 years ago. A decent club player with Lansdowne, he wasn’t long seeking out what the locals call(...)

Biarritz’s Taku Ngwenya chases down Ian Madigan during last month’s Challenge Cup semi-final. The pair are due to meet again on June 8th. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Both the US Eagles and Canada will be match hardened ahead of Ireland’s tour next month as they square off in the Pacific Nations Cup this Sat(...)

Stade Francais’s Scott LaValla: ‘Ever since I left (Trinity) I always wanted to go back and play for Leinster in Dublin. It has been a dream of mine.’

Simpson’s creator Matt Groening, the late Kurt Cobain, rock band Nirvana’s iconic front-man, and former Spurs and USA goalkeeper Kasey Keller a(...)