Ranked: The 6 best Americans to ever play in the Premiership
Sale Sharks fly-half AJ MacGinty continues to dazzle the AJ Bell, but where does he rank in our list of the USA’s finest individuals in England’s top flight? Read on…
6. Luke Gross
The 6-foot-9 lock from Indiana started as a pro in 1997, just as British rugby was entering the professional era, and continued to play through the 2006-07 season. Playing for Harlequins, Rovigo, Roma, Scarlets, Rotherham, Newcastle, and Doncaster, Gross spent a decade making the hard yards on the field and plenty of friends off it.
5. AJ MacGinty
The Sale Sharks flyhalf has only been a pro for a few years, but he has made an enormous impact. It has been rare for a USA flyhalf to get regular playing time on a professional team in Europe, never mind become recognized as one of the best.