Author Archive for Ronan Nelson

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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Champions Cup Round 1 Preview: Europe’s Back

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DUBLIN, IRL (via L.A.) — The European Rugby Champions Cup returns this Friday for its fourth season since rebranding, bringing with it all of the hopes, excitement, and elite rugby that has made it such a spectacle on the global rugby stage. Reigning champions, Saracens, will try their hand at becoming just the second team in […]

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Guinness Pro14 Inaugural Season Preview

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DUBLIN (VIA SAN DIEGO) — South Africa, the final frontier. These are the voyages… Tomorrow the Guinness Pro14 makes its competitive debut in the world of dual-hemispheric rugby competitions. The inaugural match between Ulster and the Toyota Cheetahs in Belfast marks the start of a high stakes game for the Pro14 as it flies south […]

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2017 Bledisloe Cup Preview: Kiwis and Wallabies Keen for Opening Victory

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Sydney, AUS — The Rugby Championship kicks off for its 2017 iteration this weekend, raising the curtain on the southern hemisphere’s premier international competition. The highlight of opening weekend features New Zealand traveling to Sydney to take on Australia in the first match of the Bledisloe Cup. The Kiwis enjoyed a waltz through the 2016 Rugby […]

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Tony Ridnell Discusses His USA Rugby Board Candidacy and His Views for the Future

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SAN DIEGO, CA — Tony Ridnell is a former USA Eagle with a long history of involvement in USA Rugby. Now, he is making his case for a spot on the USA Rugby board to try and enact the positive change within the union that he sees necessary. Take a listen to the podcast below […]

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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. Great start from […]

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USA Rugby vs. Rugby Canada: Eagles Set for Second Leg Victory in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO, CA 28-28. That’s where we stand after the first leg of the Americas Rugby World Cup qualifying series between the United States and Canada. Can you feel the tension? Tomorrow’s match will decide who moves directly on to Japan 2019 and who continues the qualification effort against the best of the remaining South […]

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