Province rugby blogger Patrick Johnston’s weekly walk around the world of rugby. Canadian and B.C. rugby are the focus, but we’ll touch down with Canadians playing in Europe and other hot items.
On development in Canadian rugby sevens
With the Canada Sevens here, the idea of how Canadian rugby develops is here too.
This week, Patrick Johnston speaks with Mike Jamieson, who has coached and played throughout the BC rugby system. He's coached rugby league.
He's got good thoughts on what we need more of.
And there's also time to chat with Canadian men's sevens coach Damian McGrath about what he's seen since first joining Rugby Canada last October.
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The interesting numbers of rugby sevens
With the World Rugby Sevens Series shifting to Las Vegas this weekend and then Vancouver next week, the Try and Tackle podcast is back.
Host Patrick Johnston brings aboard Matt Trenary of Trenarian.com. Matt's taking the power of statistical analysis to the world of rugby sevens - for the public. Teams track their own in-game numbers but no one shows their work like Matt has started to do.
How important are kickoffs? Why does South Africa not bother trying to win them back? What other things has Matt noticed?
All that, and more on the Try and Tackle podcast, powered by Province Sports Radio.
The lasting impact of Olympic rugby sevens and the future of professional rugby in North America
Extraordinary is one word to describe rugby's August.
There's going to impact felt in North America — and around the globe. The Canadian women won bronze. The country is jazzed.
But what about the disappointment felt by the Americans, will that be a problem?
Martin Pengelly of The Guardian and Curtis Reed from This is American Rugby join Patrick Johnston to ponder the meaning of sevens, and the future of professional rugby in North America.
Will Pro12 sniffing around make any impact? And what of the Premiership/Saracens/Toulon's interest in the USA?
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Olympic 7s are finally here
Patrick Johnston and Curtis Reed preview the men's and women's competitions in Rio.
Reviewing the 15-16 sevens season; plus PRO Rugby’s debut
Patrick Johnston speaks with Samoa coach Damian McGrath and This is American Rugby's Curtis Reed about the 2015-16 World Rugby Sevens Season.
Sevens moves to North America
Patrick Johnston of The Province is joined by Curtis Reed of This is American Rugby to review a weekend where the Canadians finished a disappointing 14th but the Americans played to their strengths and pulled out 4th place finish.
Essential listening for North American rugby suporters.
Awesome podcast for candian rugby fans, touches on quite a bit of american rugby as well. very good!
I just started litening about three episodes ago. It's great to liten to whilst driving to rugby events! I enjoy listening to the hosts share their knowledge and opinions but it would be nice to hear some interviews with Canadian and American players and coaches and perhaps a little more discussion of teams and leagues playing in the local unions.