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On development in Canadian rugby sevens

With the Canada Sevens here, the idea of how Canadian rugby develops is here too. This week, Patrick Johnston speaks with Mike Jamieson, who has coached and played throughout the BC rugby system. He’s coached rugby league. He’s got good thoughts on what we need more of. And there’s also time to chat with Canadian […]

Duration: 00:19:08

The interesting numbers of rugby sevens

With the World Rugby Sevens Series shifting to Las Vegas this weekend and then Vancouver next week, the Try and Tackle podcast is back. Host Patrick Johnston brings aboard Matt Trenary of Matt’s taking the power of statistical analysis to the world of rugby sevens – for the public. Teams track their own in-game […]

Duration: 00:23:21

Olympic 7s are finally here

Patrick Johnston and Curtis Reed preview the men's and women's competitions in Rio.

Duration: 00:36:56

Reviewing the 15-16 sevens season; plus PRO Rugby’s debut

Patrick Johnston speaks with Samoa coach Damian McGrath and This is American Rugby's Curtis Reed about the 2015-16 World Rugby Sevens Season.

Duration: 00:47:11

Sevens moves to North America

Patrick Johnston of The Province is joined by Curtis Reed of This is American Rugby to review a weekend where the Canadians finished a disappointing 14th but the Americans played to their strengths and pulled out 4th place finish.

Duration: 00:13:09

Rugby Canada’s cross-country carnival

Host Patrick Johnston of Province Sports and Americas Rugby News' Bryan Ray discuss the recent visit of Rugby Canada big wigs Gareth Rees and Jim Dixon to Halifax as part of their cross-country meet the fans tour.

Duration: 00:28:16

Lots of change in 2016 for Canada and the USA

Holy moly, what a January for Rugby Canada and USA Rugby.

Duration: 00:24:22

ProRugby is here – and so is the Sevens World Series

Patrick Johnston and Curtis Reed look at the nascent American rugby circuit and what lies in front of it, and take a first look at the coming sevens season

Duration: 00:32:22

What Rugby World Cup 2015 means for Tier Two rugby

Patrick Johnston and Curtis Reed make their picks for the final and take a look at what needs to happen next in the North American game - can a professional league really happen and can it really make a difference in the growth of the game?

Duration: 00:18:51

A wild and crazy opening weekend for the Rugby World Cup

In looking at Japan's win over South Africa, there are lessons for all Tier 2 nations, including Canada. Glenn Ennis and Curtis Reed join Patrick Johnston to look at the crazy opening weekend for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Duration: 00:28:02

Previewing Rugby World Cup 2015 for Canada and the USA

Bryan Ray from Americas Rugby News and Curtis Reed from This is American Rugby join Patrick Johnston of The Province on this week's episode.

Duration: 00:35:07

Reviewing the Pacific Nations Cup

Patrick Johnston and Curtis Reed take a look at an epic two weeks in the buildup to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Duration: 00:20:01

Reviewing the Olympic qualifier and an early look ahead to the Rugby World

Patrick Johnston and Curtis Reed on the weekend that sent the Americans to Rio and the Canadians on another 12 month journey.

Duration: 00:19:56

Previewing the NACRA 7s

Curtis Reed, editor of This is American Rugby, joins The Province's Patrick Johnston to look at the two teams vying for North America's spot at the Rio 2016 summer games.

Duration: 00:15:12

Reviewing Rugby Canada’s big season on the Women’s Sevens World Series

Following Canada's big win in the women's event in Amsterdam, Patrick Johnston of The Province and Curtis Reed of This is American Rugby look back at the season that was on the World Rugby women's series. Just as there were lessons to be taken a week ago in London with the American men, there are lessons on how to build a program from the Canadian women.

Duration: 00:19:55

On the London Sevens win for the USA and the North American pro game

Real life forced a hiatus. But with so much to talk about - the USA's win in London, a resurgent Canada men's sevens, interesting times for professional rugby in North America - Patrick Johnston and Curtis Reed rolled out the ol' podcast. Crusaders vs Saracens in NOLA? The two rugby games in Philly in August? The Wallabies in Chicago? Pro games in Canada?

Duration: 00:33:20

Try and Tackle podcast sets up Las Vegas Sevens

The Americans are on a high, the Canadians on a low and there's plenty all around the stadium. Patrick Johnston and Curtis Reed set it all up.

Duration: 00:20:07

Previewing the Sao Paulo 7s

Previewing the women's big weekend in Brazil.

Duration: 00:14:36

Try and Tackle launches the 2015 North American rugby year

Sevens gets going next week. The Rugby World Cup is on the horizon. Patrick Johnston and Curtis Reed set it all up.

Duration: 00:23:05

Try and Tackle’s 2014 Year in Review

Patrick Johnston, Curtis Reed and Martin Pengelly review the year that was in North American rugby.

Duration: 00:28:20

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