GRR: National Teams
John Van Der Giessen came out of almost nowhere to play for the USA.
He did that by being willing to travel the globe, and being willing to work as hard as possible to be an Eagle lock forward.
Now a successful real estate executive, Van Der Giessen speaks with Bruce McLane about getting to the top, and also about what it's like for athletes once they stop playing.
Nick Civetta has changed his mind about France and left RC Vannes to instead pursue a graduate degree at Oxford.
Fred Paoli was one of the greatest USA tightheads.
He was tough, uncompromising, and gritty. He still is as he gives USA Rugby, soft players, and some other targets the business.
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The USA Women's 15s team may not be getting all it deserves, but it might get a little bit more when we're all back playing.
According to some sources, World Rugby is actually working on a plan that will set up the USA 15s WNT for regular annual competition. Lack of funding, and lack of a cohesive calendar have gone hand-in-hand as problems for the Eagle women's 15s team.