Sprinter turned 7s sensation Carlin Isles is proof USA Rugby are open to attracting athletes from other sports. Photograph: Getty Images.

Todd Clever, captain of the USA Eagles rugby team, was a guest on NBC Chicago’s morning show to promote this Saturday’s game against the All Blacks. “(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony runs at USA’s Mike Petri. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Ireland 15 USA 12Scary looking scoreline. In fairness, the professionalism of this extremely young Ireland team, with five new caps blooded over the (...)

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(...)