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Dan Lyle
United States of America
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Full name Daniel Joseph Lyle
Born September 28, 1970, San Diego, CA, United States
Current age 43 years 204 days
Major teams Bath Rugby, Leicester Tigers, United States of America
Position No. 8
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 252 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 1994-2003 45 45 0 30 6 0 0 0 17 28 0 37.77
IRB Rugby World Cup 1999-2003 6 6 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 16.66

Career statistics
Test debut Ireland v United States of America at Lansdowne Road, Nov 5, 1994 match details
Last Test France v United States of America at Wollongong, Oct 31, 2003 match details
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English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 1997-2003 84 79 5 50 10 0 0 0 44 38 2 53.57
Bath Rugby 1997-2003 82 77 5 45 9 0 0 0 42 38 2 52.43
Leicester Tigers 2003-2003 2 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 100.00
Profile

After turning down a contract with the Minnesota Vikings NFL side, Dan Lyle took up rugby to keep fit. International recognition followed soon after, his Eagles debut coming in a 26-15 loss to Ireland at Lansdowne Road while he was representing Old Mission Beach Athletic Club.

In 1996 he joined Bath, helping them to the Heineken Cup in 1998. A quick, powerful No.8, Lyle was rightly regarded as one of the finest No.8s in world rugby despite his lack of success at international level.

After leaving Bath he enjoyed a spell with Leicester Tigers, eventually retiring from the game following the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He became heavily involved in US rugby as tournament director of the USA Sevens.

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Apr 13, 2002
Bath No.8 Dan Lyle salutes the crowd
Bath No.8 Dan Lyle salutes the crowd
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