Full name Daniel Joseph Lyle
Born September 28, 1970, San Diego, CA, United States
Current age 45 years 214 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.