29 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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    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

"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
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Twitter | https://twitter.com/rugbyhive
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#RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

    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!

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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.

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    • 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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    • 51 min
    Cecil Afrika 🇿🇦 | Episode 25

    Cecil Afrika 🇿🇦 | Episode 25

    Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Cecil Afrika for #RugbyHive Episode 25.

    Afrika is the all-time top points scorer for South Africa on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, with 1,462 Points. He represented the Blitzboks a record 345 times from 2009 to 2020, scoring a remarkable 179 tries.

    He was part of the South African 7s team that won Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Afrika is also an Olympic Games Bronze Medalist with Team South Africa, taking part in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro event in Brazil.

    Since retiring from 7s, Afrika has joined the San Diego Legion, playing in the Major League Rugby competition in America.

    In todays episode we talk about Afrika's inspiring journey in the sport, how he overcame obstacles through rugby, and the evolution of the Sevens Series. We put him in the hot seat selecting his best South African 7s squad he has played alongside, plus his favorite players he has ever faced, and life in America via Major League Rugby.

    Here is one of 7s greats, Cecil Afrika!

    We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms!

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Todd Clever 🇺🇸 | Episode 24

    Todd Clever 🇺🇸 | Episode 24

    Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Todd Clever for #RugbyHive Episode 24.

    Clever is the most capped USA player of all-time, representing the Eagles 76 times from 2003-2018. He captained America for several years, playing in the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups, scoring the most tries of an USA forward in history with 16. He was also part of the World Rugby Try of the Year in 2007 when he intercepted a pass against the Springboks that led to Takudzwa Ngwenya scoring one of the most remarkable 5 pointers in history.

    Clever was the first American to play and score in the Super Rugby competition - as part of the Lions franchise - and even faced off against the British and Irish Lions in 2009 for their South African tour. He has played professionally in New Zealand (North Harbor), South Africa (Golden Lions), Japan (Suntory & NTT Communications Shining Arcs), England (Newcastle Falcons) and the United States (Austin Elite). 

    In todays episode we talk about Clever's amazing journey in the sport, the importance of goal setting, memories from 15s and 7s, plus captaining his country. We delve into Super Rugby, the reasons why he loves the sport, and the growth of the game in America via Major League Rugby.

    Here is Captain America, Todd Clever!

    We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ben Gollings 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Episode 23

    Ben Gollings 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 | Episode 23

    Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Ben Gollings for #RugbyHive Episode 23.

    Gollings is the World Record holder for most points scored on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series with 2,652 earning himself a place in the Guinness book of World Records.

    He represented England at the 2005 & 2009 Sevens World Cups, as well as playing in 3 Commonwealth Games in 2002, 2006 (Silver Medalist) and 2010. In total, England has won 19 Sevens Series tournaments, Gollings was part of 16, including 4 Hong Kong titles. In 15s he played over 100 English Premiership matches through Harlequins, Newcastle Falcons and Worcester Warriors. He also represented Sunnybank Australia, Tasman Makos, Doncaster Knights, Toyota Shokki, Queensland Reds, Gold Coast Breakers and Rugby Lions.

    In today’s episode we chat about how he overcame adversity at a young age, his love for kicking anything and everything, and how he balanced a decade on the Sevens Series while playing professional 15s. We talk about his England 7s Dream Team, plus his Top 7 selections from all the opponents he faced. We also get into the mental side of the game, coaching and life after playing.

    Gollings was one of the greatest players we have ever seen, and it’s no wonder co-host Robin MacDowell has a framed photo of him in his bedroom.

    We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms!

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    • 55 min

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