Our 9th Rugby Legends Dinner attracted a sell out crowd of 300 people to see some of the giants of the game, both figuratively and literally. We were delighted to welcome Ireland and British & Irish Lions Legend Paul O’Connell, having recently retired and before taking up his coaching position with Stade Francais. Alongside him was All Black legend and a double World Champion, Keven Mealamu. Joining them both on stage were the newly appointed NBC pundits, Alex Corbisiero & Dan Lyle. Alex an England international and British & Irish Lion had recently moved back to NYC where his family lives. Dan Lyle an American legend and fondly referred to as ‘Captain America’ is a long-standing supporter of the Rugby Legends dinners. Jeremy Guscott hosted once again and Dan Payne (USA Rugby, CEO) joined him on stage for a passionate plea for all to get behind and support USA Rugby. The crowd were also treated to Gio Ferguson-Lewis telling her inspirational story of how she went from Play Rugby USA to playing for Army West Point.
Other notable guests included USA Eagles, Luke Hume, Phaidra Knight and Mike Petri. From the English Premier League’s Leicester City, Christian Fuchs and retired WWE wrestler, John ‘Bradfield’ Layfield.
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Paul O’Connell | Keven Mealamu | Alex Corbisiero | Dan Lyle | Dan Payne (CEO, USA Rugby)
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