The Scrum Down with Alex Corbisiero features regular guest Jonathan Fisher and input from other current Premiership Rugby players. A conversation on all things Rugby related from a player's point of view.
73: Premiership Woes
Corbs is joined by friend of the Podcast and the Times lead Rugby Writer, Alex Lowe to discuss the ongoing financial crisis for Worcester Warriors, and more recently Wasps.
Worcester have now been suspended from playing any rugby until further notice as they’ve entered administration, where Wasps risk following them if they can’t pay back a tax bill in the next 20 days.
Both Alex’s discussions insight not only what this means for the immediate and short term future for both teams, but what this means for the league itself. Could there be future reforms to the leagues structure? And what needs changing with the current commercial model? Find out in this episode of the scrum down.
72: USA Rugby Coach Gary Gold and the Path to the World Cup
Alex Corbisiero is at the USA Rugby training camp at Infinity Park in Glendale Colorado where the Eagles are training and preparing for the Autumn world cup qualifier repêchage in Dubai. Corbs’ special guest on this show is Eagles head coach Gary Gold who discusses the disappointment felt following the losses to Chile and Uruguay, and the issues facing the team. They then look ahead to future Rugby world cups in the USA and how the Eagles can grow their stature on the world stage.
71: Rugby World Cup 7's Review with Dan Lyle and AJ MacGinty on the State of U.S Rugby Union and Life at Bristol Bears
Joining this episode of the Scrum Down Dan Lyle and Alex review the Rugby World Cup 7's and Fiji and Australis thrilling win, as well as the U.S Eagle's performance.
Next, USA 15's star AJ MacGinty and Alex discuss their journey to the states and joining their respective national teams. MacGinty also shares his thought's on transitioning to his new Premiership squad Bristol Bears and the expectations set for the season and reflects on the state of U.S Rugby Union and the Eagles challenging path to the World Cup.
70: Alex Lowe's Worcester Update + USA Stars Ilona Maher and Perry Baker talk 7's World Cup
Joining Alex Corbisiero on the Scrum Down this week is British Rugby Journalist from the Times Newspaper Alex Lowe, who’s shedding light on the ongoing and constantly evolving situation at Worcester Warriors. Alex helps answer questions about what may happen at the club if they enter administration and they also discuss rumors around further financial difficulties and the impact of this situation across the Rugby Premiership ahead of the opening weekend.
Later on in the show, USA 7s Rugby Stars Ilona Maher and Perry Baker join Alex to talk about the upcoming 7s World Cup in South Africa.
69: LA Rugby 7's and World Cup 7's Anticipation
In the second episode of The Scrum Down Podcast Alex Corbisiero is live from the HSBC LA Sevens Tournaments interviewing 7's stars and personnel from the likes of Women's USA Olympic Captain Abby Gustaitis, Harry McNulty, Mike Friday to name a few. as well as Special Guest NFL/USA Rugby player Nate Ebner.
68: The Return of The Scrum Down with Guest Rupert Cox
The Scrum Down Podcast is back with host Alex Corbisiero, and on this episode he is joined by Rugby Broadcaster Rupert Cox, as they discuss the perilous situation that’s currently happening at Gallagher Premiership side Worcester Warriors, who are facing a winding up order from The UK authorities for an alleged unpaid tax bill of £6 million. Alex and Rupert look at how they’re in this situation, unrest amongst the playing staff and what can be done to help the club. They also touch on the World Rugby 7's Series and the upcoming tournament in Los Angeles that kicks off this weekend.