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Lyle Leaves UWS, Joins AEG

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Lyle Leaves UWS, Joins AEG

White Plains, NY - United World Sports today announced that Dan Lyle, Executive Vice President, Sponsorships has resigned his position effective immediately. Lyle will be joining AEG to help expand their rugby platform in the United States and abroad. UWS and AEG are working as potential partners on several to be announced rugby projects in the United States.

“We wish Dan nothing but the best in his new position with AEG and think that this will help United World Sports work even closer and more proactively with AEG on our upcoming joint programs,” UWS CEO Jon Prusmack said. “The business of rugby in the United States has never had a brighter future, and we are excited to continue to be the leading company in creating and promoting the biggest annual events in the United States.”

Lyle has been involved in rugby in the United States for over 20 years. He took up the game while preparing for a tryout with the Washington Redskins after a solid career at VMI as a tight end. He made the USA national rugby team in less than a year after first taking up the sport, and became the most well-known American rugby player of his time. He was among the first US rugby players to go pro, playing for Bath from 1996-2003, and was considered one of the best No. 8s in the world. He also captained the Eagles 24 times.

His number of caps -45 - were severely hampered by a couple of long-term injuries.

In 2003 Lyle retired from the game and joined USA Rugby at various positions for the next few years. In 2006 he joined the company that ran the USA 7s tournament, which was eventually named United World Sports.