Martin Pengelly

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Gary Gold’s blazing Eagles beat Scotland – US rugby has momentum

With a professional squad thanks to the advent of Major League Rugby, the USA have taken their first major scalpOut of chaos, Nietzsche said, comes order. Of late, American rugby union has been particularly chaotic: political upheaval at the governing …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/jun/18/usa-scotland-gary-gold-aj-macginty-major-league-rugby

‘It’s in my blood’: how rugby managed to unite America’s elite

When Wales play South Africa at RFK Stadium in Washington on Saturday, a few well-known faces could be in the crowdWhen Candace Gingrich met Bill Clinton in 1996, half-brother Newt was two years into a political war with the White House. At a fundraisi…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/jun/01/famous-american-rugby-players-wales-v-south-africa

‘In a way, I’m lucky’: Doddie Weir on MND, rugby and his crusade for a cure

In New York for fun and treatment, the Scottish rugby great discussed life with motor neurone disease – and what he’s doing to fight itIn a famous scene from Living with Lions, the seminal documentary about the 1997 victory in South Africa, Doddie Weir…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/02/doddie-weir-mnd-motor-neurone-disease-rugby-scotland

Wales to play South Africa at RFK Stadium in Washington DC in June

First minister Carwyn Jones announces game at start of US tripGame will precede two Tests in ArgentinaWales will play South Africa in Washington DC on 2 June, it was announced on Monday. The game will be played at RFK Stadium, formerly home of the US c…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/26/wales-south-africa-rfk-washington-dc-june