Let’s Talk – Rugby World Cup Sevens 2017 Format

It wasn't until I was asked on YouTube for my thoughts about the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2017 Format that I realised that anything had changed. The format for the 2013 tournament in Russia for example was the same as we see on the HSBC World Sevens Series and at the Rio Olympics. That format... Continue Reading →

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The Rugby Discussion – USA Rugby Governance

People talk about the USA being the sleeping giant of rugby. There's been lots of change over the last year or so and there is more to come as they try to setup a sustainable professional league(s). Here is my discussion with Aaron on USA Rugby Governance from YouTube Live earlier. https://youtu.be/lCDk9Q8J480 Support DrivingMaul As Patron @EsseHunter said on Twitter “Can’t... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Pro12 Expansion

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 →

Let’s Talk Major League Rugby

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 →

Let’s Talk USA Rugby and Where It’s Going

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 →

Tony Ridnell interview w/ “The Rugby Committee” discussing USA Rugby

Interesting interview covering USA Rugby and the structural changes that are needed/coming.

Tony Ridnell

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…

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Rugby Thoughts EP9 – ProRugby Season 2

Overnight ProRugby made a couple of announcements on Twitter about season 2 so it seemed like a good time to get back in front of the camera and talk about them. Here are the Tweets from ProRugby: https://twitter.com/ProRugbyUSA/status/793828807660670976 https://twitter.com/ProRugbyUSA/status/793844439353524225 Have a watch of my thoughts and let me know yours below in the comments. https://youtu.be/ApQnsjNnSF8... Continue Reading →

Rugby Thoughts – Professional Rugby in North America 

About a month ago I started to hear rumours of a new professional rugby league for North America. Over the last couple of days these have solidified and a formal announcement could be as soon as next week. Recent History There has been a buildup of noise around rugby in North America and in the... Continue Reading →

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