GRR: All-Time Americans
Former USA Eagle and USA Rugby Chairman Neal Brendel has died after a battle with mesothelioma, he was 66.
Brendel was a huge figure in American rugby throughout his life. He played for the Pittsburgh Rugby Club through the 1980s, a club he was later to serve as president, and was capped by the USA during that time, suiting up for the Eagles at prop in the 1987 Rugby World Cup.
Chris Lippert was something of a trailblazer for the USA team.
Starting flyhalf for the USA team that won the 1991 Women's Rubgy World Cup, Harju was the table-setter for a dynamic and exciting USA backline.
Chris Wyles did everything the USA men's national team asked of him.
Ray Nelson was a points machine and a dynamic fullback for the USA.
Capped 25 by the USA at a time when the Eagles didn't play a lot every year, Nelson was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and he played his first rugby games there. He was talented and went on to play for Scotland at age-grade levels and was also skilled in 7s.