The United States is seen as a largely untapped resource for rugby talent, but after the success of Samu Manoa at the Saints, Cam Dolan is one with a huge deal of potential in the sport.
Educated at Life University, where Cam was both a four-time All-American and National Champion in 2013.
A No.8 who is also comfortable across the back-five forward positions, time spent playing sevens rugby while at Life University was indication of the US Eagle’s outstanding athleticism and ball-handling skills – something he would put to good use as the Saints won the Bury 7s in 2014.
First springing to notice with a man of the match performance for the USA against the New Zealand Maori, Cam headed for England on a short term contract with the Saints.
Coaches at the Gardens suitably impressed, he signed full terms before popping back across the pond and helping the Eagles to Rugby World Cup 2015 qualification in a playoff with Uruguay.
A former captain of the USA Under-20s at the 2009 IRB Junior World Trophy, Dolan’s first senior appearance in black, green and gold came in the pre-season hit out against Leinster.