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.
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.
67: Lions Tour Reaction and Team USA Olympic Sevens
Ahmed is back in charge of the hosting duties for this show as Alex and him discuss all the latest news and reaction of the 2021 British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa. The two analyze the loss to South Africa A, what we learned from both sides and where they are on their preparations before the first test match. Alex also picks his starting Lions XV based on the Tour so far and highlights what places he still thinks are up for grabs. The boys then round out the pod by discussing Team USA Men and Women's Rugby Sevens chances at the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
World Cup final
Brilliant analysis from all concerned, particularly from Alex who is a really fine host. Infectious enthusiasm. I listened to all the rugby pods this World Cup, and whilst I have enjoyed them all, I have enjoyed Alex’s the most.
His analysis of England’s repeated failings over the last 2 years after brilliant performances demonstrates that there is still some psychological weakness when facing real adversity - out there on the pitch. But they are in good company. The England World Cup winners in 2003 had repeated set backs prior to that win. And the All Blacks between 1987 and 2007 repeated blow up on the big stage in the knockout phases of the World Cup.
Congratulations to South Africa for an extraordinarily dominant performance!
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Be good if Corbs read rugby information before broadcasting it. For example rattling off names of players returning to clubs and performing but are actually injured or suspended like Russell
Perfect honest rugby scoop!
Cheers Alex, really great insights and from a reliable source being a successful player at the elite level.
Only thing I'd change, get a Pop Shield for your recording, it's so loud when you say P or B!
Keep it up man!