GRR: Overseas Pros
Samu Manoa is one of the most influential American rugby players.
Takudzwa Ngwenya came to American from what he described as a very difficult life in Zimbabwe.
He came to attend college in Dallas, and was quickly noticed for speed and ability to break a game open. Green, skinny, shy, he emerged as a seasoned professional with strength as well as pace, and one of the most recognizable personalities in the American game.
USA flyhalf AJ MacGinty is still smarting from a 2019 World Cup in which the Eagles didn't perform to their expectations, but he's back on the field with Sale and we figured we'd chat with him about that.
We discuss his World Cu-winning halfback mate, whether time off is a good thing, the World Cup, the future for the Eagles, maturing as a player and a person, and much more.
With the European Cup competitions underway, professional clubs in Europe got to see a different type of competition this week.
USA prop David Ainu'u ran on as a sub at prop for Toulouse and helped them seal a 29-22 victory over Ulster in Pool B.
AJ MacGinty continued his solid line of form for the Sale Sharks as he helped his side to a 21-13 defeat of London Irish..
The USA flyhalf almost scored a try (he was dragged down just short), played superb defense, and was crucial offensively, setting up the Sale attack and kicking one conversion and three penalties.