Full name Daniel Joseph Lyle
Born September 28, 1970, San Diego, CA, United States
Current age 44 years 4 days
Major teams Bath Rugby, Leicester Tigers, United States of America
Position No. 8
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 252 lb
|IRB Rugby World Cup||1999-2003||6||6||0||5||1||0||0||0||1||5||0||16.66|
|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|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
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.