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This weekly show will explore the world of amateur rugby union - the people, clubs and stories that make it the lifeblood of the game we love.

This weekly show will explore the world of amateur rugby union - the people, clubs and stories that make it the lifeblood of the game we love.

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United Kingdom

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This weekly show will explore the world of amateur rugby union - the people, clubs and stories that make it the lifeblood of the game we love.

Language:

English

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07968828317


Episodes

#54 - Phil Westren

11/28/2021
Phil Westren - Cornish rugby legend - is my guest this week. I met Phil at the start of The Great Rugger Run this summer. He was an absolute gent, and along with wife Sally, hosted me for two nights, and really provided the most wonderful springboard for my run. Thanks again for your amazing hospitality. This interview was recorded in September of 2000 and 21 and Phil, who is a walking encyclopedia of Cornish rugby, shared story after story about rugby in Cornwall and its greatest...

Duration:01:03:25

#53 - Phil Greenaway

11/21/2021
Phil Greenaway - Head of Sport at Dulwich College - is my guest this week. Phil has an absolute wealth of rugby experience behind having played for England schoolboys, won the BUSA Cup at Twickenham and going on the play for Exeter Chiefs and then into coaching. This interview was recorded in September of 2021 and we talked about how Phil got started in the game and what it was like to be a top young player at the advent of professionalism. We talked about his playing days with Moseley...

Duration:01:03:00

Simon Trower - Brave Mind

10/17/2021
I chatted to Simon Trower about being born into a rugby family and about the difficulty of having a promising playing career cut short at an early age. We then dabbled with a bit of rugby economics before speaking about mental health in rugby. Simon is refreshingly open about his struggles with mental health and hopes talking about it will help others. He founded Brave Mind around a year ago and on a mission to "Make talking about and supporting one another with mental health in the rugby...

Duration:00:48:00

Mark Shotton - LooseHeadz

10/10/2021
I chatted to Mark Shotton about his extensive and well-travelled rugby life and how it led to him co-founding the mental health charity LooseHeadz. This conversation rolls from funny tales set in rugby clubhouses to moments of genuine poignancy. I loved chatting to Mark and found the whole thing genuinely uplifting. I hope you enjoy. Mark can be found on Twitter (@markshotts) or email mark@looseheadz.co.uk More information about LooseHeadz: Website - https://looseheadz.co.uk/ Facebook -...

Duration:00:56:06

Tom Home - blOKes

10/3/2021
I chatted to Tom Home about his mental health journey and how it inspired him to found blOKes to help other men with their mental health. Listen in for an inspirational conversation and some great tips to look after your own mental health. We also delved into Tom's rugby history which included stints in both South Africa and New Zealand along with life-long support of Leicester Tigers. Tom can be found on Instagram (@_tomhome) More information about blOKes: Website -...

Duration:00:34:53

Tessa Beecroft - Give A Ruck

9/26/2021
I chatted to Tessa Beecroft about her journey with mental health and how it inspired her to help others in the rugby community with their mental health. Listen in for an inspirational conversation and some great tips to look after your own mental health and how you can help others with theirs. Tessa can be found on Instagram (@tessa_beecroft) Give A Ruck website - https://www.givearuck.com/ and @givearuck on all the socials. The Great Rugger Run is a 500-mile journey from rugby club to...

Duration:00:35:57

It's BACK!

9/19/2021
In this solo episode, I introduce the next wave of the Amateur Rugby Podcast. I tell you all about The Great Rugger Run and I share a personal story that I've never spoken about before. The Great Rugger Run is a 500-mile journey from rugby club to rugby club across the south of England. Find out more at http://thegreatruggerrun.org/ or on the socials @thegreatruggerrun on Instagram, @thegreatruggerrun on Facebook and @RuggerRun on Twitter. PODCAST KIT Everything I use to create, edit...

Duration:00:11:40

Rugby Runners - Charlie Clark

12/16/2020
I chatted to Charlie Clark about his incredible recent running challenge in aid of Looseheadz. We talked about what The Great Rugby Run entailed, who it was for and dug into the incredibly important topic of men's mental health. Charlie can be found on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlie-clark-aa3924138/), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/charliemfclark), Instagram @charlie_clark21 (https://www.instagram.com/charlie_clark21/) and @the_great_rugby_run...

Duration:00:24:34

Rugby Lite? - Dickon Moon

12/11/2020
I chatted to Dickon Moon about 'Rugby Lite' - the new amended version of the game that will be played at clubs outside of the elite level for the foreseeable future. Do players feel safe to play? Is something better than nothing? Dickon can be found on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/dickon-moon-19278/) and on the Rolling Maul forums (http://www.rolling-maul.com/forums.html) London Cornish can be found on Twitter @LCRFC (https://twitter.com/lcrfc), Instagram @londoncornishrfc...

Duration:00:30:57

Are you not entertained? - Dan Cottrell

12/3/2020
I chatted to Dan Cottrell about the widespread negativity towards the recent top-level rugby matches we've been witnessing in the northern hemisphere. Is the game broken, are there irreparable cracks or do we just need to adjust our lenses? Dan can be found on Twitter @dan_cottrell (https://twitter.com/Dan_Cottrell) and his website is rugbycoachweekly.net Thanks to Raging Bull for sponsoring this episode. Get 10% off your order at ragingbull.co.uk when you enter the code ARP10 at...

Duration:00:37:49

Are we losing touch? - Chris Morgan

11/22/2020
I chatted to Chris Morgan about whether the Professional game is losing touch with the Grassroots of rugby. We spoke about the challenges facing clubs and players and whether staying in touch is actually a good thing anyway. Chris can be found on Twitter (https://twitter.com/chrismorgan1980) Buy Sean O'Brien's book FUEL (https://amzn.to/2UPVirp) PODCAST KIT Everything I use to create, edit and produce this podcast can be found on my Creating a Podcast...

Duration:00:32:49

Rugby & Travel - Nick Dance

11/19/2020
I chatted with That Rugby Guy - Nick Dance about his lifetime in rugby but especially the experience of playing around the world culminating in becoming a full international for Singapore. Now back in the UK Nick is putting all that experience to good use by helping out players and clubs with any issues, challenges or dreams they may have. Thanks to Raging Bull for sponsoring this episode. Get 10% off your order at ragingbull.co.uk when you enter the code ARP10 at checkout. PODCAST...

Duration:00:38:44

What no scrums?! - Chris O'Malley & Ed Livett

11/11/2020
I chatted to Chris O'Malley & Ed Livett from Old Colfeians RFC about the RFU's proposed amended game which would involve no scrums and no mauls. We briefly outlined the Covid journey so far, then delved deep into the proposed new format and what it means for players and clubs. Thanks to Raging Bull for sponsoring this episode. Get 10% off your order at ragingbull.co.uk when you enter the code ARP10 at checkout. Ed Livett can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter Chris O'Malley is a social...

Duration:00:35:53

Post-Rugby Challenges - Andrew Henderson

10/6/2020
I chatted to Andrew Henderson about the ridiculous post-rugby challenges that some players undertake. We talked about why so many former rugby players take up these challenges and details of the unique test of stamina that Hendo has set for himself in support of the Injured Players Foundation. Thanks to Raging Bull for sponsoring this episode. Get 10% off your order at ragingbull.co.uk when you enter the code ARP10 at checkout. Hendo’s JustGiving page -...

Duration:00:22:10

Coaching the Coaches - Jonny McMurtry

10/1/2020
I chatted to Jonny McMurtry, all the way from Brisbane Australia, about his research into the motivations of junior athletes. Jonny has some awesome insights into providing kids with an optimal youth sports environment by listening to their wants and needs. Thanks to Raging Bull for sponsoring this episode. Get 10% off your order at ragingbull.co.uk when you enter the code ARP10 at checkout. Jonny McMurtry on Twitter (@coachingcoach_) Email (jonny@coachingthecoaches.net) Website...

Duration:00:33:42

Grassroots Roundup - Sean Phelan

9/25/2020
I chatted to fellow podcaster and Grassroots Rugby God - Sean Phelan about his time in rugby with Racal Decca RFC, his incredible 'Fill Your Boots’ project and the current state of the grassroots game. Recorded via Facebook LIVE on Friday 25th September 2020. Twitter - @seanphelanFYB - https://twitter.com/seanphelanFYB Buy Sean a beer - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/FYBRugby Fill Your Boots website - https://www.fybrugby.com/ Fill Your Boots Twitter @fyb_rugby -...

Duration:00:30:33

Race in Rugby - Zainab Alema

9/24/2020
I chatted to Zainab Alema about her in experiences as a black, Muslim, female rugby player. We talked about the current state of affairs for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals within rugby and whether the game is doing enough to make rugby accessible to minority groups. Recorded via Facebook LIVE on Thursday 24th September 2020. Twitter - @AlemaZainab - https://twitter.com/AlemaZainab Instagram - @zeealema - https://www.instagram.com/zeealema/ Studs In The Mud - @studsinthemud...

Duration:00:36:37

Covid Coaching - Geraint Davies

8/3/2020
I chatted to Geraint Davies about coaching rugby during Covid. What that looks like for players and coaches and some ideas and tactics to improve your sessions. Recorded via Facebook LIVE (with limited success) on Monday 3rd August, 2020. @daviesGDD on Twitter https://www.youtube.com/c/GeraintDaviesGDD PODCAST KIT Everything I use to create, edit and produce this podcast can be found on my Creating a Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/creating-a-podcast/) page. SUPPORT If...

Duration:00:28:03

Lions Lions Lions - Stuart Lock

7/25/2020
I chatted to Stuart Lock from MSG Tours about the Lions tour dates announcements, what that means for the game, the players, and the supporters and some of our own favourite Lions moments. Recorded via Facebook LIVE on Saturday 25th July, 2020. msgtours.com Stuart Lock on facebook PODCAST KIT Everything I use to create, edit and produce this podcast can be found on my Creating a Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/creating-a-podcast/) page. SUPPORT If you would like to...

Duration:00:30:30

Hot Topics - The BIG Intro - Tim Tunnicliff

7/23/2020
This is a brief, introductory episode to tell you all about the new 'Hot Topics' series from the Amateur Rugby Podcast! PODCAST KIT Everything I use to create, edit and produce this podcast can be found on my Creating a Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/creating-a-podcast/) page. SUPPORT If you would like to support the podcast in some way then there are plenty of options for you on my Support the Podcast (https://www.amateurrugbypodcast.com/support/) page.

Duration:00:03:39