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  1. The State of Play (Episode 5)2014/04/08

    Hedley gets the scoop on the latest developments from the US Rugby League scene from USARL’s Daryl “Spinner” Howland.

    They chat about the expansion of the South Eastern Rugby League, details on the partnerships with World renown clubs like the Leeds Rhinos, and the formation of the league's first National developmental team, the USA Pioneers.
  2. The State of Play (Episode 4)2014/04/02

    Hedley welcomes back USA Rugby correspondents, Grant Cole (Ruck Bottom) and Ted Hardy (Rugby America), as they discuss the National Rugby Football League (NRFL); a US based professional rugby union league. They are joined by special guest, George 'Mac' Robertson of Rugby Law LLC, the organization behind the league.
  3. The State of Play (Episode 3)2014/03/06

    Hedley hosts a discussion with USA Rugby correspondents, Curtis Reed (This is American Rugby), Grant Cole (Ruck Bottom), Ted Hardy (Rugby America), and Kevin Sullivan (Rucking Insurance) to talk about the Pacific Rugby Premiership (PRP).
  4. The State of Play (Episode 2)2013/09/07

    Hedley talks with CNN's Bleacher Report columnist Jeff Hull about the current developments in North American rugby.
  5. The State of Play (Episode 1)2013/01/31

    For the first show in The State of Play series, Hedley talks with Curtis Reed, the founder and editor of This is American Rugby, to discuss the National 15s and 7s sides, and the impact of professionalism in and outside the states.
  6. Spotlight (Episode 21) - Mollie McCarthy2013/01/18
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  7. Spotlight (Episode 20) - David Martin (Author, The Hooligan’s Table: The Rugby Player’s Cookbook)2012/05/24
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  8. Episode 19: Lawrence Almagno (Rhode Island Rebellion RLFC, USARL)2012/04/14
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  9. Episode 18: Paul Holmes (Fitness and 7s Guru, 1823 RFC) 2012/01/13
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  10. Episode 17: Stuart Krohn & Dennis Lovelace (Scrum - Rugby in the Inner City)2011/10/20
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  11. Episode 16: Ryan Burke (Oakland Warthogs)2011/10/04
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  12. Episode 15: Waisale Serevi (Serevi Rugby)2011/06/20

    In this episode, Hedley talks with Fijian legend and the King of Sevens Rugby, Waisale Serevi. They talk about Waisale's early playing days, the recent launch of the Elite Academy Series in Seattle, and the Island Kings Campaign, a program to help players in Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga. He also shares his involvement in the Olympics and his thoughts on the Rugby World Cup.
  13. Episode 14: Sean Whalen (Utah Warriors)2011/05/25

    In this episode, Hedley talks with Sean Whalen, the founder and owner of Rugby Super League team Utah Warriors. Sean tells us about the recent announcement regarding warriors expansion into two additional leagues as well taking over the coaching and management of the renowned youth rugby institution, Highland High School.
  14. Episode 13: Kevin Sullivan (TRY Donation Program)2011/01/29
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  15. Episode 12: Adam Kopp & Chris Babiash (Rugby Athletic)2010/12/17

    In this episode, Hedley talks with Adam Kopp and Chris Babiash, the men behind Rugby Athletic, a growing full service wholesale rugby company based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. They talk about the duos college playing days, the origins and services of Rugby Athletic, and there other including their mascot, Ruckie The Moose, who heads up their charity & youth foundation.
  16. Episode 11: Dallen Stanford (Paki's Corner, Tackling Cancer Foundation)2010/11/18

    In this episode, Hedley catches up with Dallen "Paki" Stanford, the man behind the superb rugby blog, Paki's Corner. They talk about his early days in the US, his International 7s career with the Eagles, and his latest work with Tackling Cancer, a foundation which supports cancer research through leveraging the global participation of rugby.
  17. Episode 10: Rob Schnabel (Bakline)2010/05/25

    In this episode, Hedley talks with Rob Schnabel, President & Co Founder of Bakline, Inc., a designer sportswear company headquartered in NYC. They talk about Rob's early rugby days, the beginnings of Bakline, and the helping to rebuild Haiti campaign, a grassroots relief effort done in partnership with students from New York University.
  18. Episode 9: Director Mika Ronkainen2010/04/09

    In this episode, Hedley talks with Finnish Film Director, Mika Ronkainen, and talk about his new film, Freetime Machos. The documentary follows the lives of Matti and Mikko, two best friends who along with their teammates play for Oulu Rugby club, the most Northern team in the world and unfortunately, also one of the worst.
  19. Episode 8: Wendy Young2010/02/24

    In this episode, I talk to Wendy Young, the founder of Your Scrum-half Connection, a blog dedicated to women's rugby in the USA. We find out more about the blog, her playing, refereeing, and coaching career, as well as her recent commentator work for USA Rugby and her mysterious partner, The Girl.
  20. Episode 7: Roberto 'Berto' Santiago2009/12/24

    In this episode, I talk to my good friend and former Washington Renegades teammate Roberto Santiago, who is a referee with the Northern California Rugby Referee Society. He shares stories from his playing days, the transition from player to referee and how diversity in the sport can offer some surprising perks.
  21. Episode 6: Lisa Lake / Willie Dominguez2009/11/23

    In this episode, I talk with Coach Lisa Lake and player Willie Dominguez who are respectively part of the U19 Boys New York Rugby Club. Lisa was named as a coach of the year in the "Play it Forward" contest held by Up2Us/Youth Noise after being nominated by Willie.
  22. Episode 5: USA Rugby & the Olympics2009/10/15

    With the historic announcement on Friday, October 9th that rugby has been readmitted into the Olympics, I joined the staff and players of USA Rugby to celebrate the news. Speaking with USA National players Mark Bokhoven and Jen Sinkler as well as USA Rugby Mens 7s head coach Al Caravelli, I gained insight into their rugby beginnings and what the announcement means to the USA rugby community.
  23. Episode 4: Phaidra Knight2009/09/29

    In this episode, I talk with Phaidra Knight, one of the USA's top female players. She has 25 caps playing for the US National side and is a regular in the Premier League, playing for New York Rugby Club. We talk about her rugby career, life on the National team, and her future ambitions.
  24. Episode 3: Scott Martell2009/09/14

    In this episode, I sit down with Scott Martell, founder and CEO of Rugby Ink (www.rugbyink.com), a premier rugby design agency & custom team-wear supplier in the US who also plays for NYAC rugby club, a New York based Super League club.
  25. Episode 2: Mark Griffin & Christian Mayo (Play Rugby USA)2009/08/03

    The second part of a two part podcast on Play Rugby USA. In this podcast, I interview Play Rugby's Mark Griffin, the founder and president, and Christian Mayo, Director of Programs.
  26. Episode 1: Mayors Cup (Play Rugby USA)2009/07/04

    The first part of a two part podcast on the Mayors cup, a youth flag rugby tournament held in NYC and the organization behind it, Play Rugby USA.

    Includes interviews with the coaches, a referee, and the inventor of the flag belts used in playing the game.
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