135 episodes

Welcome to Major League Rugby Kickoff . The official podcast of Major League Rugby hosted by Dan Power and Pete Steinberg. Bringing breaking news, exclusive guests, and high level analysis every week.
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Welcome to Major League Rugby Kickoff . The official podcast of Major League Rugby hosted by Dan Power and Pete Steinberg. Bringing breaking news, exclusive guests, and high level analysis every week.
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    EP 134: 2022 All MLR Awards

    EP 134: 2022 All MLR Awards

    Pete sits down while Dan is off getting deals done with all five of 2022's All-MLR individual Awardees. Beaudein Waaka discusses his banner year and how things changed for himself and the Free Jacks. Brendon O'Connor discusses his year and the title run with Rugby New York. Billy Meakes talks shop on the transition between 7s and 15s and how he's refined his game. Scott Mathie chats coaching and changing the Free Jacks to get to MLR's first 13 win team. Tavite Lopeti discusses his Rookie season and Seattle's run to the MLR final
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    EP 133: The Eliminator

    EP 133: The Eliminator

     Dan and Pete review the landscape of MLR following the Eliminator round. They discuss the mental aspects around preparing for a game on short notice as a player when you believe your season is done. 
    They then look ahead to the Conference Championships examining the strengths and weaknesses of the top seed Houston and New England and also the challengers Seattle and New York.


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    • 47 min
    EP 132: Living with Ratlers and Chasing Rugby balls with Johan Momsen

    EP 132: Living with Ratlers and Chasing Rugby balls with Johan Momsen

    Johan Momsen joins Pete to discuss his journey as a Rugby player in the United States over the past three seasons with Rugby ATL. He digs into the coaching change and how the squad used the adversity to go forward and embrace the cultural foundation that had been established under Scott Lawrence.  
    James Paterson joins the show with Dan to examine the final round of the regular season, touching on major news, and then previewing the Eliminator Matchups. 
    Rugby 101- How to react as a player when there's a coaching change mid-seaso

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    • 40 min
    EP131: Performing on the edge with Malon Al Jiboori

    EP131: Performing on the edge with Malon Al Jiboori

    Description- Malon Al Jiboori rose to prominence in the US scene playing for Lindenwood University rising through the age grade systems as a US U20, Collegiate All-American, and eventually achieving his Eagles debut.
    He made his Eagles 7s debut in 2016 and would make nine appearances on the HSBC 7s World Series. He became Eagles #520 on February 15th, 2018 against Chile. He began his MLR career with the San Diego Legion and then Colorado Raptors. In 2020 he made the decision to play in the RFU Championship for the Ealing Trailfinders. Eventually he made the decision to return to the US and signed for the Houston SaberCats where he's bad a banner season. 
    Rugby 101- Three Things a Franchise must have.

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    • 49 min
    EP130: Returning Home and Finding his way in New York with Benjamin Bonasso

    EP130: Returning Home and Finding his way in New York with Benjamin Bonasso

    Benjamin Bonasso was born in Connecticut but grew up in Argentina. He sits down with Pete on the decision to come back to a home he hadn't really known to well and the process in which he went through to play for New York. First hoping to join the SaberCats his path led to New York when Greg McWilliams was coaching the side ahead of the 2021 season. 
    Pete breaks down the business end of the season and the narrowing playoff scenarios. 

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    • 48 min
    EP129: Flourishing on Venice Beach with Billy Meakes

    EP129: Flourishing on Venice Beach with Billy Meakes

    Billy Meakes turned into form in 2021, following an MLR Championship run in the Giltinies inaugural season he returned to play for Australia 7s in Dubai. For 2022, he hasn't stopped from where he left and continued to build on the 2021 MLR Back of the Year 
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

scarylarryrugbyswife ,

My husband asked me to do this for his birthday

#givemeajersey

Larrychineselearner ,

Scarylarry

Dan, Pete and Aaron are a great listen for all, especially for true rugby nause.

Great segments for game analysis, fun pop questions for interviewees and the least likely predictions for MLR game results that you can find on the internet - anywhere.

Dan needs to shift his pop culture references back to he-man, Pete seems to at least understand that one.

Aaron get these guys more fun sound bites! The “I have the power!!!!!” Match up of the week.

Keep it up, great show. I should know how to change my review name, but I don’t, don’t judge me…

Here’s to another 100.

Scarylarryrugby
Pickem league champion 😀

andrew119a4 ,

Great podcast!

I enjoy hearing Pete and Dan break down the previous week’s games as well as their insight to upcoming matches. It’s also interesting to hear their discussions with their guests, whether it’s the player of the week or the commissioner. It would be nice if they used their mojo to turn around the Sabercats instead of Austin. Oh well, #GiveMeAJersey

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