32 episodes

"EVERY LEGEND HAS A STORY, WE'RE HERE TO SHARE IT"⁣

World Rugby Commentator Dallen Stanford and International 7s Coach Robin MacDowell talk with legendary players and coaches about their past, present and future.⁣

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Rugby Hive Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell

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"EVERY LEGEND HAS A STORY, WE'RE HERE TO SHARE IT"⁣

World Rugby Commentator Dallen Stanford and International 7s Coach Robin MacDowell talk with legendary players and coaches about their past, present and future.⁣

Welcome to the Hive!

🎧 https://www.rugbyhive.com
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/myrugbyhive
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/RugbyHive
Twitter | https://twitter.com/rugbyhive
YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/c/RugbyHive

#RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

    Siviwe Soyizwapi 🇿🇦 | Episode 31

    Siviwe Soyizwapi 🇿🇦 | Episode 31

    Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Siviwe ‘Shakes’ Soyizwapi for #RugbyHive Episode 31.

    Soyizwapi is the South African 7s (known as the Blitzboks) Captain, who has represented his country on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series since 2016, winning the prestigious Series title in 2017, 2018 and 2021. He captained South Africa to a Gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, with the Blitzboks defeating Fiji 31-7. At the time of this recording, Shakes has scored over 130 tries on the Series, the 4th highest try scorer in history for the Rainbow Nation, behind Fabian Juries (179), Cecil Afrika (179) and Seabelo Senatla (230).

    In this episode we talk about Soyizwapi’s family, his time in the Eastern Cape at Dale College, and rising in the rugby ranks through the Kings, Stormers and eventually the successful Blitzbok 7s side. We talk about hosting the recent Rugby World Cup Sevens in Cape Town, and Head Coach Neil Powell’s final event after 15 years inside the South African 7s setup.

    Soyizwapi reveals his South African 7s Dream Team, plus the best opponents he has ever faced, and cracks us up with some hilarious pranks on tour!

    The Rugby Hive Podcast is brought to you by Gilbert Rugby Canada, Bru’s Biltong, Biltong Canada and EnduroSport.

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Jerry Tuwai 🇫🇯 | Episode 30

    Jerry Tuwai 🇫🇯 | Episode 30

    Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legends Jerry Tuwai and Ben Gollings for #RugbyHive Episode 30.

    Tuwai is a two-time Gold medal winner with Team Fiji, having won the first ever Olympic medal for Fiji at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 event. He then captained Fiji 7s to their second Gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He is the current top try scorer of all-time for Fiji on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series with 134 tries, and was named World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year in 2019.

    Tuwai comes from humble beginnings in Suva, and credits his parents for his achievements, and cites them as his main motivation to perform and achieve accolades in rugby. When he was young, Tuwai’s father and mother saved enough money to buy him his first pair of rugby boots. As his mother handed them over she said to him “ this is your knife and fork".

    Gollings, who still holds the record for most points scored on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, is the new Fiji 7s Head Coach. He represented England 7s from 2000 to 2011, amassing 2,652 points.

    In today's episode we chat with Jerry Tuwai about his two Gold medal experiences, growing up in Fiji, and his new player/coach role alongside Ben Gollings. We also find out about his ability to avoid a fitness test, and how Fiji's preparations are going ahead of the Rugby World Cup 7s, Commonwealth Games and remaining stops on the Sevens Series. 

    We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms!

    The Rugby Hive Podcast is brought to you by Wintergreen.

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    • 46 min
    Andrew Swain 🇦🇺| Episode 29

    Andrew Swain 🇦🇺| Episode 29

    Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Andrew Swain for #RugbyHive Episode 29.

    Swain began his career in sports broadcasting working for Triple M in Brisbane, Australia, whilst also playing grade rugby for the famous Brothers Rugby Club.

    He moved to Sydney to work for Fox Sports News in 2007 covering everything from Ice Hockey to SuperCars to Rugby World Cups. Whilst honing his commentary skills, he won a Judd Cup for local club Colleagues. He started calling rugby at club level, and moved on to calling Super Rugby, Test Rugby, Sevens, U20s to become one of the most respected play by play commentators in world rugby.

    In today’s episode we talk about his extensive broadcasting background, rugby in Australia, and the next generation of Women's 7s stars from his country. Please note this episode was recorded back in 2020, and our first podcast where our guest recorded in his car.

    We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms!

    The Rugby Hive Podcast is brought to you by Wintergreen.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Sean Holley 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Episode 28

    Sean Holley 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | Episode 28

    Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Sean Holley for #RugbyHive Episode 28.

    Holley is a TV Rugby Analyst for BBC Wales Scrum V, does work for BT Sport, Sky Sports, S4C and hosts the Sony Award winning ‘Rugby Nation’ weekly show on Nation Radio. He writes technical coaching articles for several publications and has a regular monthly column in the World’s largest selling rugby publication, Rugby World.

    Holley was Head Coach for Ospreys Rugby where he spent nine Seasons – over 250 games. He has worked with British Lions, Grand Slam winners, All Blacks and Springboks including the likes of Shane Williams, Gavin Henson, Adam Jones, Ryan Jones, Tommy Bowe, Justin Marshall, Jerry Collins, Scott Gibbs, Mike Phillips and many more. He has also worked as a Coach for the Welsh Rugby Union at all levels including the National Team in 2005 and 2009. Holley was the longest serving and most successful Welsh Regional Coach helping the Ospreys to win 5 titles and 3 Heineken Cup Quarter Final places. In 2013 he was appointed Head Coach for Bristol Rugby where in his first season Bristol finished top of the English Championship scoring a record number of tries and points. He left in 2016 have helped Bristol gain promotion to the Aviva Premiership.

    Holley has a great deal of experience in education, teaching, lecturing and developing a range of further and higher education courses. He wrote and developed the first ever ‘Rugby Studies’ Course through BTEC and established the fore-runner to the now Scarlets Rugby Academy at Coleg Sir Gar. He also is the creator of the exciting new iBroadcast program in collaboration with Aspire2Be.

    He is also much sought after by Businesses and Governing Bodies to speak about a range of topics including:-‘Developing High Performance Teams’; ‘Winning Teams’; ‘Modern Professional Coaching Environment’ amongst others.

    Holley works as an Ambassador for Venatour Travel, Velindre Cancer Centre and Rugby For Heroes where he helps to raise money to assist servicemen and women in their transition back to civilian life.

    In today’s episode we talk about his vast background, including several brilliant stories about some of the great people he has worked with throughout his career.

    We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms!

    The Rugby Hive Podcast is brought to you by Wintergreen.

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Damian McGrath 🇩🇪 | Episode 27

    Damian McGrath 🇩🇪 | Episode 27

    Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Damian McGrath for #RugbyHive Episode 27. 

    Damian McGrath played professional rugby league at Batley before embarking on a brilliant coaching career, which has encompassed both codes of rugby football at club and international level. He is the current Head Coach for Germany 7s, who will take part in the Vancouver and Edmonton 7s on the 2021 World Rugby Sevens Series. 

    McGrath has achieved tremendous success over the years working with various countries across the globe, including Canada 7s (Head Coach), Samoa 7s (Head Coach), England 7s (Assistant Coach), Spain 15s (Skills and Defense Coach) and Head of Rugby North Wales (RGC). Earlier in his career he steered England 7s to a Junior Commonwealth Games Silver medal and Great Britain Universities to Gold at the World Championships. In Rugby league he was Assistant Coach of Great Britain at the 2000 Rugby League World Cup and Assistant Coach of Great Britain U21s and the Great Britain Academy. 

    In today’s episode we talk about the differences in coaching rugby in various countries, and what it takes to win at the highest level. We get Damian to reminisce about the experiences and legendary moments while working in England, Spain, Wales, Canada, Samoa and now in Germany. 

    We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! 

    The Rugby Hive Podcast is brought to you by Wintergreen.

    Podcast 🎧 anchor.fm/rugbyhive

    Website | rugbyhive.com

    Merchandise | World Rugby Shop

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    #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Dave Moonlight & John Moonlight 🇨🇦| Episode 26

    Dave Moonlight & John Moonlight 🇨🇦| Episode 26

    Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legends Dave Moonlight & John Moonlight for #RugbyHive Episode 26.

    Dave Moonlight was the first Canadian to reach 100 tries on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, finishing with a total of 107 tries, 553 points, playing in 40 tournaments from 2003 to 2010. He competed at the 2005 Rugby World Cup 7s in Hong Kong, and captained Canada at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. Dave also represented Canada twice in 15s, playing on the wing.

    John Moonlight followed in his older cousins’ footsteps captaining Canada on numerous occasions on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, scoring 116 tries. Debuting in 2009 at Hong Kong, he went on to play in over 65 tournaments for his country on the Series. John played in the Commonwealth Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018, the 2013 Rugby World Cup 7s in Moscow, Russia, and won two Pam American Games Gold Medals. In 15s he won 23 Caps and represented Canada at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

    John is 5th in the record books, with Dave in 6th, for most tries scored on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series for Canada.

    In today’s episode we talk about how both Moonlights got their start in rugby, and how connected they have been since growing up.

    We chat about their favorite memories representing Canada, and their love for the game of 7s. What a thrill to get these two humble Canadian greats together.

    We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms!

    The Rugby Hive Podcast is brought to you by Wintergreen.

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    Merchandise | World Rugby Shop

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    #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

    • 51 min

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