59 episodes

The Rugby Bricks Podcast is about speaking with some of the brightest minds, smartest coaches and most talented athletes from all around the world. We're breaking down their habits of what's made them successful and sharing their insights, tips, and quirks from their fields to make you the best you can be whether that's on or off the pitch.

The Rugby Bricks Podcast Peter Breen

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

The Rugby Bricks Podcast is about speaking with some of the brightest minds, smartest coaches and most talented athletes from all around the world. We're breaking down their habits of what's made them successful and sharing their insights, tips, and quirks from their fields to make you the best you can be whether that's on or off the pitch.

    #59: Zara Fa’avae | The Future To Come For Rugby Bricks & How the Outwork Outlearn Mantra Influences Our Decision Making.

    #59: Zara Fa’avae | The Future To Come For Rugby Bricks & How the Outwork Outlearn Mantra Influences Our Decision Making.

    Zara Fa’avae is the new CEO of Rugby Bricks. Her expertise has given her the opportunity to work with some of the world's best sports brands, including Nike, Adidas, New Era and more. Zara’s talent has led to some amazing interactions with some A-list celebrities including Kayne West when he came to New Zealand for an Adidas event. 
    Zara has had an accomplished career becoming the manager of Stirling Sports and now taking the role as CEO of Rugby Bricks. Her skillset has already been put to work; she has taken the company to new heights and will continue to grow the brand and the business into the future with her creative and innovative mind and work ethic.  
    In this episode, we learn what journey Zara has taken to reach her level of success and what she has learnt from joining the Rugby Bricks team. We dive into:
     
    The future of Rugby Bricks and a look into the ongoing projects and products we create and develop.  
    Understanding the importance of culture and a positive team environment and how it turns into creative and innovative ideas.  
    How Zara met Kayne West and what she learned from that experience.   
    Why storytelling and having a positive ethos within a brand is crucial to an evolving and striving business.  
    How the world’s best sports brands stay at the top of the game through storytelling and creating lifelong customers.   
    This podcast is a great reflection on how far Rugby Bricks has come as a brand and how things are heading in the future. With the inclusion of Zara in the business we are able to rapidly develop as a company and give you insights into the direction of Rugby Bricks. We share some secrets and great stories about how we have gotten to where we are today and what’s next.
    If you are a Rugby Bricks fan or striving entrepreneur, then this podcast has all the insights to give you the confidence to take the leap to the next level and get you excited for the upcoming product releases and project launches.

    • 54 min
    #58: Owen Franks | The Secret Behind Becoming A Legendary 100 Test All Black & Mastering The Front Row.

    #58: Owen Franks | The Secret Behind Becoming A Legendary 100 Test All Black & Mastering The Front Row.

    Owen Franks is a current New Zealand rugby union player, he is a part of the 2022 Hurricanes squad looking to make his debut late in the season. Frank’s first significant playing role was for the Canterbury provincial team, then he moved on to play for the Crusaders where he won three consecutive Super Rugby titles in 2017,18 & 19. During his Super Rugby career, Franks also became one of the most capped All Blacks in history with over 100 caps and winning back to back World Cups in 2011 and 2015. 
    Franks is one of the most successful props at the Super Rugby and International level. Along with Franks's sporting accolades, he also has dived into a business venture with old Crusaders coach Jase Ryan. They have created a game-changing scrum machine to individually work on your technique at any level.
    Over Frank’s career, he has been a part of some of the most successful teams in history, we learn what it takes to create the results he has. We dive into: 
    The importance of Owen Franks starting the front row club to ensure there was a program to focus on the safe development of props and hookers at a young age.  How Franks had such a longevity career within the All Blacks & Crusaders environment and how to stay on top of your game at the highest level. The importance of being able to mentally prepare yourself before every scum and make sure you take the right steps and procedures to nail your technique and mindset.  Franks's experience with strength training and how to improve this aspect in your workout routine to build your power in the scrum.  From Junior rugby to the All Blacks, this episode has it all. If you are a player, coach or supporter, this podcast is for you. It gives insights and secrets into the most successful rugby team in history and how they managed to go back to back in the World Cup. We take a look at the tricks of the trade with what it takes to become a successful front-rower.
    Please enjoy this in-depth and enlightening episode with none other than Owen Franks.

    • 50 min
    #57: Peter Breen | The Launch Of Rugby Bricks Going Live in Europe & UK

    #57: Peter Breen | The Launch Of Rugby Bricks Going Live in Europe & UK

    We are excited to announce this long-awaited launch in the UK & Europe. Rugby Bricks is now live in the UK & Europe with the full range of kicking tees in all colours and styles. We have been working hard to get this across the line to give you access to tees without all of the hassle of shipping costs, customs charges and courier delays. 
    This episode of the Rugby Bricks podcast is a bit different. The podcast strays away from its usual rugby guest and will be a catch up on the latest news and next steps for Rugby Bricks in 2022. This will give you all of the information you need to stay updated with the brand and get on board our next project. 
    Peter dives into the launch of the Rugby Bricks going live in the UK & Europe and how are now able to fulfil orders easily over that side of the world. It is a massive step for the company and has allowed us to cut up to 80% of the shipping and customs costs that are normally incurred from shipping to the UK & Europe from New Zealand. 
    Peter discusses the main trends he is seeing within the rugby world and how some skill work is being neglected to some degree. The importance of all the other measurable pieces of training such as speed work & fitness should not be forgotten but ensuring you are practising the basic skills that ultimately make you a better more rounded rugby player and stand out amongst the crowd.
    The Bricks Club is our new Facebook group where the goal is to give back to the community and the game. Peter explains the creation of the Bricks Club and how it has become an interactive community for people to learn, engage and seek deeper information on rugby topics with like-minded people.
    This membership gives you exclusive access to videos within the RB Bricks Club. Each week we post exclusive content from professional players, coaches and clubs from around the world. Listen to some of the world's best rugby minds explain strategies, game plans and drills they use in the professional game.
    In this episode of the podcast, you will get a preview of the content to expect from Rugby Bricks in 2022, we dive into: 
     
    How people in UK & Europe will get up to 80% reduced cost on shipping due to the launch of the distribution centre in the UK.  
    The reason behind creating an exclusive member group in the first place and what you will get out of being involved in the club.   
    Why Rugby Bricks moved into the UK & Europe and what this means for the people in these countries.  
    The main trends Peter is seeing with rugby skill coaching in social media and across several clubs.  
    This podcast is an update on the moving parts happening for Rugby Bricks in 2022 and what is to come. We are excited to be able to make life easier to get your hands on the kicking tees without all of the delays & high costs. With the launch of the Bricks as we are stoked to see so many people join the club already and involve themself in the group.
     
    If you are a Rugby Bricks supporter or rugby fan then this podcast has all the insights to join and be involved in the brand more.

    • 20 min
    #56: Kale & Peter | The Launch Of Our New Exclusive Community Group The Bricks Club.

    #56: Kale & Peter | The Launch Of Our New Exclusive Community Group The Bricks Club.

    We are super excited to bring you our newest project. The Bricks Club is our new Facebook group where the goal is to give back to the community and the game. The two brains of Rugby Bricks talk through the creation of the Bricks Club and how it has become an interactive community for people to learn, engage and seek deeper information on rugby topics with like-minded people.
    This membership gives you exclusive access to videos within the RB Bricks Club. Each week we post exclusive content from professional players, coaches and clubs from around the world. Listen to some of the world's best rugby minds explain strategies, game plans and drills they use in the professional game.
    Our latest chat was with International referee Ben O’Keeffe who walked us through his review he had done for Scotland vs England game in the Six Nations. In this episode of the podcast, you will get a preview of the content to expect from joining the club, we dive into: 
     
    How Rugby Bricks has created a strong fan and customer base by creating extra value in their products and overdelivering on the new project launches.  
    The reason behind creating an exclusive member group in the first place and what you will get out of being involved in the club.   
    A sneak peek into the Bricks Club and the calibre of guests that are lined up in the future.  
    Peter’s experience and learnings on getting to spend the week with the Crusaders the most successful Super Rugby franchise.  
    Examples of the benefits of being a part of the group and how it can benefit your own coaching and playing ability. We look at stories and experiences that will typically never be seen by the public eye. This podcast is a great insight into the new developments and launches that are happening this year and what's to come in the future. 2022 is going to be a massive year for the brand and we are excited to keep you updated with all of the projects and product launches that are coming soon. Kale and Peter share all of the innovative decisions that are being made.
     
     If you are a Rugby Bricks supporter or rugby fan then this podcast has all the insights to join and be involved in the brand more.

    • 31 min
    #55: Jase Ryan | The Secret Art Of The Scrum & Creating A Winning Legacy & Culture Within The Most Successful Super Rugby Franchise.

    #55: Jase Ryan | The Secret Art Of The Scrum & Creating A Winning Legacy & Culture Within The Most Successful Super Rugby Franchise.

    Jase Ryan is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player, currently the forward’s coach of the Crusaders and assistant coach to Fiji. Ryan’s first significant coaching role was for the Canterbury provincial team originally as a scrum coach and then became assistant in 2015-16 and went on to win back to back titles those years. Ryan is now coming into his sixth consecutive year at the Crusaders who for the past 5 years have won 5 successive titles.
    Ryan is a highly respected coach at the Super Rugby and international level. Along with his Super Rugby accolades he was also the scrum coach for the Black Ferns back in 2014 and the NZ Under 20’s for 3 seasons too.
    Over Ryan’s career, he has been a part of some of the most successful teams in history, we learn what it takes to create the results he has. We dive into: 
     
    The importance of Ryan starting the front row club to ensure there was a program to focus on the safe development of props and hookers at a young age.   
    How the Crusaders franchise has been so dominant and successful over the past decade and what goes into a winning culture.   
    The importance of coaches understanding that players don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.  
    Ryan’s experience on the Emirates Team New Zealand boat with Peter Burling and how they handled communication under pressure.  
    How Ryan overcame contracting COVID-19 being in a foreign country and how it gave him and extra gratitude and perspective on life.  
    From Junior XV rugby to the Crusaders, this episode has it all. If you are a player, coach or supporter, this podcast is for you. It gives insights and secrets into the most successful Super Rugby team in history and how they have won 5 consecutive titles in the past 5 years. We take a look at how a team can remain this consistent and dominant over so many years and what it takes to stay at the top.
    Please enjoy this in-depth and enlightening episode with none other than Jase Ryan. 

    • 59 min
    #54: Chloe Dalton | Dealing With The Pressure Of Being A Triple Sports Elite Athlete & Being A Change Maker For The Paralympian's.

    #54: Chloe Dalton | Dealing With The Pressure Of Being A Triple Sports Elite Athlete & Being A Change Maker For The Paralympian's.

    Chloe Dalton is one of Australia’s few triple sports athletes.  She has been a part of the WNBL with the Sydney Uni Flames. Chloe then represented Australia in rugby sevens and made her debut in 2014 on the Dubai women's sevens circuit. 
     
    Chloe won a gold medal as a part of the women’s sevens team at the 2016 Rio Olympics and was recognised as Australia’s top Rugby 7s player in 2017, winning the Shawn Mackay Medal. As well as her achievements in the rugby and basketball world, Chloe then crossed codes again to Aussie Rules. She made her debut in 2019 for Carlton in the AFLW, Chloe was recently named Runner-Up in the Carlton Best and Fairest Awards for the 2020 AFLW season.
     
    In this episode, we learn what it takes to compete at the highest level across three sports & the journey to success of some of the top female Australian athletes. We dive into:



    How Chloe was a driving factor into getting the Paralympians competing at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics the same pay for winning medals as the other Olympic athletes.   
    The reason behind creating ‘The Female Athlete Project’ and why it is such a game-changer in the world of sport.  
    Challenging the misconception around women’s sports and shedding light on their achievements and gaining mainstream media exposure.   
    How Chloe managed to stay at the top of her game in each sporting code and receiving huge praise and accolades after each sporting transition.


    If you are an aspiring young athlete who is striving to make the next level then Chloe will give you the inspiration to do so. This episode is about the journey to becoming a professional athlete and gives you advice on how to handle pressure and adversity along the way. 
     
    This podcast is extremely relevant in the sporting world because women’s sports have typically had a back seat in terms of media coverage. As women’s sports is growing rapidly so are their successes and Chloe has created a platform to share and expose the incredible stories of Australian female athletes.
    Make sure you check out this awesome and insightful initiative ‘The Female Athlete Project’

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

riv3ro9 ,

Magnificent

Some of the best out there, gave me a head start on terms on mentality and how I set my head on the field and off!

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Great stuff!

Fellas,
Great episode!
I just wanted to say that I love your advice about the individual mentality. I would definitely recommend this podcast to anyone interested in leadership or team building.
Keep up the good work!

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