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End of the Year Check-in (EOD319)
We’re only a couple months out from Major League Rugby returning to the pitch! Aaron and Craig are joined by Victor from our sister-pod, En La Mele, to talk about the current rugby landscape in the U.S. and news from abroad.
MLR Plots Out 2021 Season (EOD318)
Aaron, Craig and Josh are back with a Major League Rugby news roundup, including information on the 2021 season schedule and some exciting signings. Plus, the buys catch up, because, you know, it’s been a while.
Lineouts- Ian Gibbons, Rugby Strength Coach (LO141)
Rugby Strength Coach Ian Gibbons joins Aaron Castro to discuss his experience as performance coach with Women's Eagles, Seattle Seawolves and the Colorado Raptors. He’s also spent time coaching in the Premiership, Pro14 and the World Rugby 7s Series. They discuss Ian's rugby journey as well as his work in other high performance fields.
Lineouts- Ryszard Chadwick, Northeast Academy (LO140)
Ryszard Chadwick, Executive Director of Northeast Academy, joins Aaron Castro to discuss rugby in the U.S. and the system to usher young rugby standouts to the USA National Team. Since taking over as ED at Northeast Academy in January 2019, Chadwick is credited with raising standards and brings a powerful combination of technical, theoretical and practical expertise.
Lineouts- Dave Clancy, UCLA (LO139)
University of California, Los Angeles Head Rugby Coach Dave Clancy sits down with Earful of Dirt’s Aaron Castro to swap rugby stories and discuss Clancy’s move from Chicago to LA earlier this year.
Free Jacks makes a few changes (EOD317)
Last week New England has hired Ryan Martin away from Otago and the Melbourne Rebels. Plus Aaron and Craig talk through a whole lot of signings across Major League Rugby.
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Great in-depth analysis and info on MLR and USA rugby as a whole.
Keep up the good work.
I wanted to like this show. I was hoping to support this show. I was looking forward to listening to this show. But I don’t and I can’t.
The show’s format is chaotic and unpredictable. The MLR teams discussed are the hosts favorites. The audio reminds me of 1970s FM radio. Why are there discussions of NFL and MLB?
Disappointed to say the least. I do not recommend the show. Will check back during mid-season.
Podcasts the I do listen to regularly & recommend include The Rugby Pod, Rugby Wrap Up, Blood and Mud, Off The Ball, The World Rugby Podcast, The 42 Rugby Weekly, and the All Blacks Podcast. Red White & Black Eye is a bit amateurish but still worth a listen. Waiting for Squidge Rugby and Two Cents Rugby to start their own pods (already on YouTube).
Mlr fan Wilmington nc
As someone involved with rugby for 15 years as a player, serious referee, and now primarily a player again (odd I know) these guys are great for the rugby obsessed like me.
Their discussion and analysis applies all across USA rugby, but specializes with in depth analysis of each mlr game.
Insightful discussions on player performances and potential impacts to national team, as well as atmospheres developing and the inaugural mlr venues.
The podcast follows a fairly open format, so discussions can drag on a bit, good for those who love rugby, but not great for concise radio, some feedback: try to keep to your agenda and more concisely make your points and presentation. I suspect this is a challenge as the show is simply a recorded live YouTube show.
Try to bring in more community members or players to provide the inside perspective.