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U.S. men’s rugby defeats Spain to finish ninth

Carlin Isles scored two tries to lead the U.S. mens rugby team past Spain 24-12. The U.S. finished ninth in the final Olympic standings.
Via CSN Chicago
14 days ago

Hat trick by Carlin Isles leads U.S. past Brazil

Carlin Isles, who is considered the fastest man in rugby, scored three tries to lead the U.S. mens rugby team past Brazil 24-12. The U.S. men were playing less than two hours after losing to top-seeded Fiji. The loss eliminated the U.S. from medal contention. The U.S. shut out Brazil when the two teams played Tuesday night, but on Wednesday, Brazil got on the scoreboard first. The...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Ebner, Carlin Isles lead U.S. men's rugby past Brazil

The U.S. men's rugby team defeated Brazil 26-0 with tries from Nate Ebner, Carlin Isles, Folau Niua and Maka Unufe
Via CSN Chicago
16 days ago

Who is Carlin Isles?

Known as the fastest man in rugby, Isles has used his speed to become a rugby star. Rugby Beginnings Born November 21, 1989 in Akron, OH. Isles discovered rugby while searching the Internet for videos to improve his sprinting technique. When he did not make the U.S. track and field roster for the London Olympics, he decided to try rugby. Major Competitions/Medals Isles helped the...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots safety named to U.S. Olympic rugby team for Rio games

Nate Ebner officially is an Olympian. The New England Patriots safety on Monday was one of 12 players selected to United States national rugby sevens team that will compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics next month in Rio de Janeiro. Ebner, a rugby standout before converting to football during his junior year at Ohio State, has been on leave from the Patriots since March. He is...
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fastest Man In Rugby--Team USA's Carlin Isles--Smashed By New Zealand's Augustine Pulu

A lot of fans watch football because they love to see the contact. They love to see the bone-crunching hits, the sound the pads make when two players collide, and watching one player dominate another completely. During the Super Bowl there were some good hits, but the best one of the weekend did not occur on the field in Santa Clara, and it didn't involve football.It involved rugby...
Via FatManWriting
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Detroit Lions WR Carlin Isles to compete in next year's Olympics

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Carlin Isles has qualified for the 2016 Olympics as a member of the United States rugby sevens squad, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein. Isles is a 5-foot-8, 165-pound speedster who was on the Lions practice squad for the final week of the 2013 season. Although he ran a 4.22-second 40-yard dash at a workout, according to the Detroit Free Press...
Via FOX Sports
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: USA Rugby Speedster Carlin Isles Shows Off His Wheels at Tokyo Sevens

Those in the rugby community are well aware of who Carlin Isles is. Those who do not follow rugby will wonder why some football team doesn't snatch this guy up. If he plays rugby he has to be tough as nails (even if he's a back). He clearly has the speed to be one heck of a return man. Yes, most teams don't carry return specialist anymore, but this guy would be worth it.Check out...
Via FatManWriting
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Fans, This is What Carlin Isles Can Do For You

It was a woeful season for the Detroit Lions once again, but towards the end they made a move that could very well provide the team with a much needed spark next season--they signed USA Rugby star Carlin Isles. As good a day as it was for the Lions it was almost a sad day for U.S. rugby fans. Was there team going to lose one of the game's brightest stars?The answer is no, and during...
Via FatManWriting
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign rugby star Isles

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Carlin Isles can run like few on the planet, but can he catch the football? The Detroit Lions are going to find out. They have signed Isles, a 5-foot-8, 165-pound rugby star, to their practice squad after he reportedly was clocked in 4.22 seconds when he ran the 40-yard dash during a tryout with the club earlier this week. "I wanted to run a second time," said...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

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