A surprising number of huge rugby stars were in fact born or raised in the USA or one of their territories.
1. Tommy Seymour
The 32-year-old Glasgow winger boasts a rich and varied backstory, having been born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee for the first nine years of his life before moving to Northern Ireland via a spell in Dubai, where his father was based for work.
A pleasing aspect to Seymour’s eclectic heritage is that he’s Scottish qualified, his mother, Sue, being a born and bred Glaswegian. The winger went onto represent the men in blue 55 times, scoring 20 tims.
Seymour was also selected for the 2017 British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, with the winger finishing the tour as top try-scorer after crossing the whitewash three times.