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Richard Hyland (rugby)

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Richard Frank Hyland (July 26, 1900[1] – July 16, 1981) was an American rugby union player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics. He was a member of the American rugby union team, which won the gold medal.[1]

Richard Hyland
Medal record
Men's rugby union
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris Team competition

Hyland also played college football at Stanford University, and went on to become a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Richard Hyland". Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Tribute From A Player". Sports Illustrated. September 27, 1954. Archived from the original on July 24, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-31.