The Rugby Player podcast dives into the lifestyles of professional rugby players. Hosted by Harry Benno, a player himself, we talk everything from inside the locker rooms to how players fill in their time away of the game.
Ross Neal - Seattle Seawolves
Ross is an English native currently contracted to the Seattle Seawolves in the MLR. He has most recently done a short term stint with London Irish in the Premiership. Ross has also played 2 seasons with the Wasps prior to his move to the US. He discusses the highs and lows of life in the Premiership and Championship in the UK and how he is thriving in his new club, Seattle. Not to mention a hilarious story of a teammate having an unfortunate incident on the pitch and a wild story of a referee following a Championship match being chased out of a car park!
Alev Kelter - USA Women’s Sevens
Alev is a key member of the USA Women’s Sevens program and has been since 2014. Growing up in Alaska with her siblings, sports and the outdoors were massive for her journey into rugby! Her pathway in the game has so many interesting points and it’s clear to see how Alev is now one of the top players in the World Sevens series. From Olympics aspirations to a passion for coffee and surfing, we discuss it all!
Evan Olmstead - Biarritz Olympique
Evan is a Canadian born professional rugby player contracted with ProD2 club, Biarritz. He moved to Australia at an early age with his family where he spent all his age grade and early senior years playing. Following the 2015 RWC with Canada, Evan got his first pro contract at Newcastle in the Premiership. With over 25 caps for Canada, Evan has gone to 2 Rugby World Cups and has played all over the world. He dives deep into his journey and shares some honest insight into the current climate of the game in Canada, from the national side to the growth of the game and its rising stars. Not to mention some hilarious stories arond ditching a coach in Dublin after curfew and a team film review after a 'social' 4 hour bus trip from a preseason game. It was great to chat with Evan and he certainly gave some amazing stories around his career thus far!
Grayson Hart - Bedford Blues
Grayson grew up in Auckland, NZ where he earnt his first professional contract with the Blues before heading over to the Waratahs. An opportunity with Glasgow took Grayson north to play in the PRO14 where he earnt his first cap for Scotland. He is currently based in the UK and most recently has launched his own CBD company with huge success! We touch on some important topics around player welfare and growth of the game. Super honest insight from Grayson that hits hard on this episode!
Perry Baker - USA Men’s Sevens
His rugby resume speaks for itself! One of the most decorated and talented players in World Sevens history. That being said, there is so much more to Perry Baker and we dive into what he is doing away from the game. From running youth rugby camps and community outreach to his upbringing and family life, we discuss it all with the fastest rugby player on the planet!
Tony Lamborn - Auckland Blues
Tony is a New Zealand born professional player with US eligibility through his father and grandparents. Growing up in NZ, Tony discusses his journey to Super Rugby where he is now part of arguably the most exciting squad going around! Representing the USA at the RWC last year he shares insight into his experiences in Japan and how he has become a key member of the national team.
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Mate ...., How GOOD!?
It seems that the cancelled season of 2020 will be remembered as the year Harry Benno lit the world (well, ... at least the niche, online rugby community) on fire.
Between classic lines of “hundred percent” and “Sooo GOOD” he puts his Aussie accent to work interviewing interesting rugby players from all over the world.
-CWS talking about his pull game in Brooklyn
-Ed Slater being way funnier than I thought British folk were capable of
-Nate Brakeley being remarkably humble as always
-Harry complaining about being quarantined in a small NYC apt
Keep the hits coming 👏🏼 (seriously, How gOOOd!?) 5 stars for The Rugby Player Pod and Haz Benno
Such a fun way to learn more about rugby players both on and off the field! Harry’s fun personality connects with them perfectly!
Epic Rugby Podcast!
Harry is not only a superb rugby player but a great person with a clear vision of how Professional Rugby in America can grow. With amazing interview skills and loads of interesting guests, why are you not subscribed and listening????