Rugby player poised to make US debut

A young East Cork rugby player chasing a dream of being in the professional ranks is poised to make his debut for the United States international side.

Back row John Quill, who emigrated to the US, formerly played for Dolphin, Munster ‘A’ and Ireland under-18s.

The 22-year-old Youghal man is included in the USA Eagles squad for a three-game European test series which commences tonight against Russia in Colwyn Bay .

The Eagles take on Tonga at the same venue tomorrow week before flying on to Bucharest for their final game against Romania.

Quill has dual Irish-American citizenship through his mother Eileen, who runs a confectionery business in Youghal.

A CIT graduate in Personal Training and Sports Science, he played two seasons with Dolphin before emigrating to Boston.

Last September, he was chosen as player of the week by Rugbymag.com, the sport’s principal publication on America’s east coast.

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