Studio Show: Wasps Star Matt Symons, Chris Brown, Phaidra Knight, Mike Tolkin, Greg McWilliams, Steve Lewis

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Rugby_Wrap_Up Matt Symons, Chris Brown, Mike Tolkin, Phaidra Knight, Steve Lewis, Greg McWilliams

NEW YORK, NY – Here’s our second studio show, chock full of great guests broken down into 4 fast segments. Gracing our Fantasy Sports Network Studio this week:

Wasps star Matt Symons. Matt has played for the Super Rugby Waikato Chiefs, London Irish and now Wasps. The big man offers insight on playing in the different hemispheres and more.

-USA 7s Resident Coach Chris Brown gives perspective on what’s required of players trying to make the squad, working with Mike Friday and what’s ahead for key players.

-Phaidra Knight talks about playing for a 4th Rugby World Cup squad, career and the importance of power of mass. 

-Mike Tolkin: Team USA Men’s Eagles coach for the 2015 Rugby World Cup talks about Major League Rugby, Georgian rugby and utilizing 7s players in 15s.

-Greg McWilliams: His likeness of a Hollywood Super Star aside, Yale Director of Rugby McWilliams offers his pick for John Mitchell’s replacement, getting All-Americans up to speed and has a flashback to school marms monitoring his behavior!

-Steve Lewis: The elite 7s coach, currently handling Bulldog Rugby, touches upon Mike Ford joining Dallas of the MLR, handling wet balls and Summer 7s.

PLUS… cameos from the NFL’s Jon Gruden, All Blacks Legend Sean Fitzpatrick and USA Rugby & Sale Sharks star, AJ MacGinty.

Watch or listen (SoundCloud & iTunes):


And’s here’s Twitter info for: @FNTSYSportsNet Show, @MattJSymons @ChrisBrownRugby @PhaidraKnight #MikeTolkin @GregMcWilliams1 @lizardrugby.


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  • Jenny From The Lock

    Thank you for acknowledging Phaidra and the women’s game. One day we’ll have more balance.

  • 3rd Half Harry

    Irish Robert DeNiro for O’Sullivan and Clooney for McWilliams is spot on! I’d rather go on the piss with Clooney though!

  • Finns

    funny differences playing in different hemispheres!

  • GO TUBAS!

  • Bronco

    What happened to Jonathan Wicklow Barbery?

  • Utah Shawn

    The next head coach should be Tolkien. I wasn’t a fan before but it makes sense to have a guy that learned and went thru a world cup set-up.

  • The Honorable Slim Shady

    Tolken can go to hell. He should stay away from the national team. He was horrible.

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