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Want to know everything about professional rugby in the United States? We meet the coaches, general managers and owners from each of the 13 Major League Rugby franchises, taking a deep dive into the world of professional rugby in the United States and Canada. Major League Rugby is about to enter its fourth season and is the only professional rugby league in the North America. The league commenced in 2018 and has grown to 13 teams for the 2020/21 season. Stars such as, All Blacks World Cup Wi ...
 
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George Killebrew is the Commissioner of Major League Rugby and has spent his lifetime in professional sports. After graduating from Southern Methodist University, George went on to spend 27 years with the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA, as their Chief Revenue Officer and Executive Vice President. We chat with Commissioner Killebrew about MLR's relatio…
 
Kees Lensing is the Head Coach of the Seattle Seawolves. A former Namibian international captain, Kees has played in some of the world's best competitions before transitioning into a coach. We chat with Kees about his rugby journey, his experiences as assistant coach of Rugby United New York and the pressure he faces taking over the two-time Major …
 
Ryan Patterson is one of the owners of San Diego Legion in Major League Rugby. With a background in real estate and large scale property development. Ryan is one of the few people involved in Major League Rugby who never played rugby himself but got into the game through his children who love rugby. Ryan discusses the benefits of playing rugby, the…
 
Zack Test has done it all in American rugby. An Eagle, an Olympian and now the co-head coach of the San Diego Legion in North America's Major League Rugby. We chat with Zack about his incredible rugby journey, his love of San Diego, the injury that saw him retire early from the sport and his progression into coaching. Rugby Revealed - http://www.ru…
 
Former Wallaby, Adam Freier is the General Manager of Major League Rugby's new franchise, the L.A. Giltinis. We chat with Adam about his experiences in the game, the transition from player to a managerial role and the long term vision for rugby in the Los Angeles area. Rugby Revealed - https://www.rugbyrevealed.com/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.…
 
Australian born Darren Coleman is the head coach of the L.A. Gilitinis, a brand new franchise, competing in their inaugural season of Major League Rugby. We chat with Darren about his coaching experiences in Australia, Italy, Canada and Japan, the challenges of creating a new team during the covid pandemic, the attention Major League Rugby is getti…
 
Hailing from New Zealand and with an extensive background in sports and sports media, Ric Salizzo is the Senior Consultant at Rugby United New York. We chat with Ric about the lessons learned from the movement from amateur to professional rugby in New Zealand in the 90's and how they can be applied to the current growth of professional rugby in the…
 
From Dublin, Ireland, Greg McWilliams has coached St. Michael's College, Leinster U19s, Irish Women's rugby team, the Barbarians and Yale University. Greg is the Head Coach of Rugby United New York and is the Assistant Coach of the USA Eagles. We have an in-depth chat with Greg about his experiences in Ireland that led to his move to the U.S., his …
 
Mike Sheehan is the GM of the Austin Gilgronis, one of the twelve Major League Rugby Franchises. Mike has spent a lifetime in sports, working with the NBA and the NFL. We chat with Mike about the Austin sports, music and business market, the success of F45 Training and the vision for the Austin Gilgronis team. Mike also gives us an exclusive by rev…
 
Australian Sam Harris is a former rugby union and league player, representing the Waratahs, Manly Sea Eagles, Honda Heat and the Ricoh Black Rams. In is first head coach position with the Austin MLR franchise, we discuss Sam's journey up to this point, the differences in the two codes of rugby and what rugby union can learn from rugby league, along…
 
Scott Lawrence is the Head Coach, General Manager and co- owner of Rugby ATL, the Atlanta region's professional rugby franchise of Major League Rugby. There is not much Scott has not achieved in American rugby. He is a former USA Eagle, Head Coach and Director of Performance at Life University and has coached every level of men's age grade and seni…
 
Paul Healy is the Director of Rugby and the Head Coach of the Houston Sabercats, one of 13 professional rugby teams in North America that plays in Major League Rugby. From Brisbane, Australia, Paul has coached all around the world including Stade Français, Swansea, Germany and Chile. Paul is acutely aware of the challenges the game faces in develop…
 
JT Onyett is the President of the Houston Sabercats, one of the 13 franchises that make up Major League Rugby. With a background in Minor League Baseball with the Texas Air Hogs, Sugar Land Skeeters and Lake Elsinore Storm, JT shares the his experiences in building community a rugby community and the Sabercats' plans to replicate some of baseball's…
 
Originally hailing from Queanbeyan, Australia, Nate Osborne is the Head Coach of NOLA Gold and the longest serving head coach in Major League Rugby. Before taking the reins at NOLA, Nate played for and coached Metropolis RFC and was an assitant coach to the USA Eagles in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. We chat with Nate about how his initial twelve-week …
 
NOLA Gold owner Tim Falcon first played rugby at LSU before going on to captain the New Orleans Rugby Football Club. Passionate about rugby and New Orleans, Tim runs the law firm he created, Falcon Law. We chat with Tim about NOLA's relationship with the New Orleans Saints, the partnership NOLA has with Clermont Auvergne and the key steps needed fo…
 
Coach Andrew Douglas is the Head Coach of the Old Glory D.C. Old Glory joined Major League Rugby as a full member in 2020 and went 4-1 before the pandemic struck. We chat with Coach Douglas about his journey around the world as a rugby coach, a typical training week for the Old Glory team and areas of focus for the 2021 season. Andrew coached the N…
 
Chris Dunlavey is the co-founder and President of Brailsford and Dunlavey, a large scale facility development program management firm with 9 offices around the country, over 120 employees and $40 billion worth of completed development, including the Washington Nationals stadium. Paul Sheehy is a former 7s and 15s USA Eagle who featured in the 1991 …
 
Allen Clarke is a former Ulster and Ireland international player. Following his playing career, Allen went straight into coaching with roles at Ulster and the Ireland Rugby Football Union. In 2017 Allen coached the Ospreys, initially as an assistant coach before taking over the head coach role for the 2018 season. "Too good to turn down" is how Cla…
 
Scott Sonju is the President of Neltex Sports, co-owners of the Dallas Jackals. Earning his MBA at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management before going on to serve as President and General Manager of the Frisco RoughRiders, (Minor League Baseball). The RoughRiders were the best attended games, of all 30 Double-A teams, for 11 consecutive years …
 
Chris Silverthorn is the Director of Rugby at the Toronto Arrows. Coach Silverthorn led the Ontario Blues to an unprecedented 6 Canada Rugby Championship titles before taking the reins of Canada's only professional rugby team, the Toronto Arrows. A modest but proud Canadian, Chris describes the challenges of moving from amateur into professional ru…
 
William (Bill) Webb is the President, General Partner and Majority Owner of the Toronto Arrows, Canada's sole Major League Rugby franchise. Formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Gluskin Sheff & Associates, Bill is currently a Partner at Waypoint Investment Partners Inc. Amongst other attributes, Bill is a financial analy…
 
Brandon Sparks is the Director of Rugby at the Utah Warriors, overseeing the day to day commitments of the team. He is also the former coach of the University of Michigan and the women's Collegiate All-Americans. Brandon is also an avid fight fan who boasts a record of 11-1 in MMA! Wallaby #749 and with 78 Australian appearances to his name, Chris …
 
As one of the original members of MLR, Utah Warriors' Kimball Kjar chats with us about the lessons learned from PRO Rugby and how Major League Rugby model is based on Major League Soccer. We also discuss the backgrounds of his fellow owners, the core values of the Utah Warriors and why these are so important to the team. Kimball also shares his vis…
 
Part II - New England Free Jacks Rugby Newly appointed Head Coach of the New England Free Jacks, Ryan Martin joins us from New Zealand for the second part of episode one. Coach Martin comes to New England highly rated, having spent time with Otago Boys High School, the New Zealand Barbarians Schools, Mitre 10's Otago Attack Coach and most recently …
 
Part I - New England Free Jacks Business CEO and Co-Owner of the New England Free Jacks, Alex Magleby joins us for the first part of our first episode. Alex takes us on a behind the scenes look at the birth of the Free Jacks, lessons learned from his time within USA Rugby and what his day-to-day role as CEO looks like. We also discuss the commercia…
 
Rugby Revealed Podcast co-host, James Willocks answers his 10 Rapid Reveal questions. James' questions include: Favorite cheat meal? Cardio or weights? Country you would like to visit? Greatest rugby player ever? James Willocks is the Head Coach of Dartmouth College and the Assistant Coach of the New England Free Jacks in Major League Rugby. Music …
 
Welcome to the Rugby Revealed Podcast. In season one we will be meeting coaches, general managers and owners from each of the 13 Major League Rugby franchises. We will be taking a deep dive into the world of professional rugby in the United States. Major League Rugby is about to enter its fourth season and is the first professional rugby league in …
 
For 40 years a group of men have pulled on a uniform which carries more than the weight of its fibers. It carries childhood memories, pride, victories and defeats. The men inside the shirt are sports legends, Queensland heroes and most importantly, human. They have stories of successes and shortcomings to tell. In every struggle for the extra meter…
 
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