Regulation 9 in World Rugby says that clubs must release players who have been called up to international duty, but that rule only applies to specific times of the year.
Dublin University's rugby team, Trinity, continues to be a useful proving ground for USA rugby players, and will be again this season.
Amateurism is under intense scrutiny this college rugby season for a number of reasons.
It’s been a while since we looked at USA players playing overseas, and where they are with their clubs. Here’s a rundown:
With the recent release of the new Elite Training Squad for the USA Men's 15s program, it's time to have a look at who is in-form in competitions we don't see very often, namely, the overseas leagues.
In the recent Saracens 19-13 win over Bath in the Aviva Premiership in England, USA players had a big influence - Hayden Smith came on to solidify the lineout, and Chris Wyles made several big players throughout the game, but the man who really stood out was Titi Lamositele.
Chris Wyles, newly-retired from the USA men’s national 15s team, continues to be a central figure on Saracens, helping them to a 28-17 defeat of Toulouse and a 6-0 European Cup record.
Chris Wyles has been a supremely important player for the USA national teams.
He was a steadying force through some pretty serious upheavals, and as he retires from international 15s duty, it's worth looking back and tipping your hat.
BOULDER, Colo. (USA Rugby Release) – Chris Wyles has retired from international XVs duty with the Men’s Eagles, USA Rugby announced Monday, to focus on the remaining years of his contract with Saracens RFC in England and to push for the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games.
The European Cup has been the central to the pro season overseas this fall, and shining most brightly has been Chris Wyles.
USA flanker Scott LaValla has confirmed that he is retiring from international and professional rugby.
Former USA 7s team player and Arizona Wildcats All American Ryan Matyas is in New Zealand playing 7s with North Harbour.
Matyas, who played with the USA 7s team during the 2013-14 season, made the 30-man North Harbour player pool looking to make the New Zealand regional 7s squad.