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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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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USA Rugby vs Rugby Canada: Eagles Off To Great North Seeking World Cup Berth

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HAMILTON, ON — The Canadian port city of Hamilton, Ontario will be taken over by Canadian and American Rugby fans this Saturday as the USA Eagles travel to take on Canada in the first leg of the Americas Rugby World Cup Qualifying Series. Dubbed “one of rugby’s fiercest rivalries” by World Rugby, this rendition of […]

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Eagles Look to Improve Against Visiting Georgians

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KENNESAW, GA — The test against Rugby Europe’s reigning champion, Georgian Rugby, is the USA Eagles’ opportunity to put in a positive showing before June 24’s World Cup qualifying series opener against Canada. This is the USA’s “learn from your mistakes” moment. My belief in Eagles’ potential remains steadfast, but the outcome of the match rests […]

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