Podcast Interview: USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne Talks to Ronan Nelson

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SAN DIEGO, CA — The United States qualified for Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 last Saturday with an emphatic 52-16 victory over North American rivals, Canada, in San Diego. The Eagles put on a dazzling display of confidence to attain their first ever qualification as the Americas #1 for the World Cup.

Before the action got started at Torero Stadium our West Coast correspondent (and San Diego native) Ronan Nelson sat down with USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne to discuss:

-USA Rugby’s advertising strategy

-Match marketing & ticket sales

-Criteria for choosing venues for test matches

-The USA’s coaching situation

-Road to Rugby World Cup 7s & Japan 2019

You can listen on SoundCloud or to the full interview here:

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Irish-American Ronan Nelson is from California, is a new UCLA Bruin and is a rugby lifer. Plus he's got two passports. But that's just scratching the surface. He's got more courage and resolve in his thumbnail than most of us combined. Le Wolf of Wheelchairs is a man amongst men. Check him out in this video: https://www.facebook.com/PrayForRonanNelson/videos/vb.377373885627475/995548307143360/?type=2&theater and follow him on Twitter: @ronan_nelson

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