Martin Pengelly in New York

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Name: Martin Pengelly in New York
Date registered: October 7, 2014
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/football/mls

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  1. Aviva Premiership moves US game to September, start of NFL season — February 25, 2017
  2. Ireland to play USA in New Jersey as Pro12 eyes North America expansion — February 21, 2017
  3. ‘The team just moves on’: Richie McCaw on a new All Blacks era of domination — August 25, 2016
  4. ‘Americas Six Nations’ gives US Eagles chance to shine under new coaches — February 5, 2016

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Feb 25

Aviva Premiership moves US game to September, start of NFL season

  • ‘Multi-year deal’ to follow Irish-Sarries in Jersey will avoid Test windows
  • Saracens CEO: NFL is ‘having a hard time of it’, creating ‘vacuum’ for rugby

The Aviva Premiership will stage a game in the US in September, bringing its American adventure into contact with the mighty NFL.

Related: Ireland to play USA in New Jersey as Pro12 eyes North America expansion

Related: Harlequins’ California trip seeks to aid US talent – maybe a new Samu Manoa

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/25/aviva-premiership-us-game-september-nfl

Feb 21

Ireland to play USA in New Jersey as Pro12 eyes North America expansion

  • Red Bull Arena will host Test match on 10 June
  • Pro12 expansion plan centers on Houston and Toronto

Amidst reports of Pro12 plans to place teams in the US and Canada, it has been confirmed that Ireland will play the USA in New Jersey on 10 June.

Related: Six Nations: tactics, star players and Lions – Andy Robinson’s verdict so far

Related: Harlequins’ California trip seeks to aid US talent – maybe a new Samu Manoa

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/feb/21/ireland-usa-new-jersey-pro12-north-america-rugby

Aug 25

‘The team just moves on’: Richie McCaw on a new All Blacks era of domination

The former captain talks about the Bledisloe Cup, Sam Cane and why a man never quite at ease in the public eye is now releasing a book and a movie

“They were never going to miss me and DC,” Richie McCaw says with a smile. He is sitting in a conference room at the Manhattan headquarters of his old team’s sponsor, AIG. On message, he is wearing all black – but not All Black. The captain retired last year, with 148 caps, two World Cups and the gratitude of a nation now revelling in the havoc wrought upon Australia in Sydney. In Wellington on Saturday, they may perpetrate another 42-8 mauling – or something worse.

DC, the great fly-half Dan Carter, now lives and plays his rugby in Paris. McCaw hasn’t left home, but he also watched the Sydney Test from afar – in Rio de Janeiro, where he spent a happy couple of weeks watching the Olympic Games.

Related: Wallabies struggle to draw positives from flogging at hands of the All Blacks

I hope that it is a bit closer, because you don’t want one-sided results for the top teams. I don’t think that’s healthy

You’d rather go when they say you could go a little bit longer, than when they say you’ve gone a little bit too long

Related: Richie McCaw: the All Blacks captain’s stellar career – in pictures

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/26/richie-mccaw-all-blacks-bledisloe-cup

Feb 05

‘Americas Six Nations’ gives US Eagles chance to shine under new coaches

New head coach John Mitchell will be backed by three other former Wasps – one of them a hard-driving, Harley riding former second row enforcer, Marty Veale

As the US Eagles prepare for something very new, the six-team Americas Rugby Championship they kick off against Argentina in Houston on Saturday, they will be guided by two men who first met under the auspices of something very old.

Related: Former All Blacks coach John Mitchell takes charge of US Eagles

Related: Coach Phil Greening adds cultured touch to US rugby sevens success

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/feb/05/usa-americas-rugby-championship-john-mitchell-marty-veale