#RugbyChat is the new New Zealand based rugby show, you can watch it live on YouTube or join in with your opinions on Twitter or Facebook. In the opening episode we talk about the Lions Tour, Super Rugby and Fiji. Below is the video of our chat on YouTube but first here are the 5... Continue Reading →
Last week I talked about the new global season that World Rugby announced. This week I'd like to drill down into that from a Tier 2 point of view. Here are my thoughts on the Tier 2 Global Season from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. https://youtu.be/9I4eI8w7h0E Here's the table of my workings: July November RWC... Continue Reading →
I have been asked for my views on Georgia joining the 6 Nations and it's something that I have talked about in the past. However my thoughts on this subject have changed recently and so I thought it was worth talking about it again. Here are my thoughts on Georgia joining the 6 Nations from... Continue Reading →
News has emerged about the rumoured expansion of the Pro12 into North America. Here are my thoughts on the proposed Pro12 expansion into North America from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. https://youtu.be/RI4OmzuIrCM Here's a link to the article in The Scotsman that I refer to in the video. Support DrivingMaul As Patron @EsseHunter said on Twitter “Can’t expect quality... Continue Reading →
One of the causes I like to champion is that of the tier 2 nations. I realised that I hadn't talked about what they need to advance for a while so pulled together what I think are the main things they need. Here are my thoughts on 3 key things that T2 countries need to... Continue Reading →
News has come out about a new national 15s rugby tournament for the USA. I talk about the differences to ProRugby both geographically and administratively and also about when it's due to kickoff. Here are my thoughts on Major League Rugby from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. https://youtu.be/mVAzelfHjts This is the map I mention in the video... Continue Reading →
This weekend feels like a pivotal weekend for USA Rugby, it's not happening on the pitch but it's about the governance of the sport and the rugby congress that's happening this weekend. Here are my thoughts that I first put out there on Periscope. https://youtu.be/nsdrucAAiog Here is a link to Tony Ridnell's website and the Rugby Wrap... Continue Reading →
Richard Freeman forwarded me an article he'd written about the use of the HIA in the All-Japan Championship final. Player welfare is something that I feel passionately about and so I took to Periscope to help spread the word. Here are my thoughts on the lack of the HAI protocols in the All-Japan Championship final that I first... Continue Reading →
Interesting interview covering USA Rugby and the structural changes that are needed/coming.
I was able to speak with “The Rugby Committee” tonight on their radio show and discuss USA Rugby. Thanks Dumont Walker, Jack Howe, Janet Young, Bill Gardner.
Discussing Strategic Plan, Comprehensive Club Audits, High Performance Audits, The Women’s game, Improving Competitions, Rugby International Marketing (RIM, LLC), The Rugby Channel, Rebranding the CANAM rivalry, RWC2027 Bid, etc…