STUDIO SHOW: Star-Studded Vintage Whines Panel on Barbarians; Glorious Past & Uncertain Future


Before we get to our stuff, here’s a peek at the VERY COOL and WELL-DESERVED Hall of Fame weekend featuring our pal, Phaidra Knight.

Now, for our stuff.

Star-Studded Vinage Whines Panel on Barbarians; Glorious Past & Uncertain Future

NEW YORK, NYShow 22, Part II of our weekly Fantasy Sports Network show features our Rugby Vintage Whines Panel talking about the uncertain future and glorious past – of the Barbarians! Irishman Des O’Brien (owner of NYC’s best Rugby Pub), Kiwi Geoff Andrews (NZ Young Farmer of the Year 1978) and Australia’s Voice in America, Drew de Carvalho, join Matt McCarthy in a discussion about where the Barbarians fit in the growing world of professional rugby and non-stop player schedules.

Star-Studded Vinage Whines Panel on Barbarians; Glorious Past & Uncertain FutureAnd be sure to check out Part I, which features Nishant Nereyeth, of the NY Major League Rugby franchise of the fast-moving #MLR comp that just inked a CBS Sports deal. He and McCarthy talk about that TV deal and the NY entry’s future…

Rugby_Wrap_Up, Major-League-Rugby-CBS-Sports-Silicon_7sAlso, Ronan Nelson takes a look back at the inaugural Silicon Valley Sevens International Rugby Tournament:
-Was it a success?
-What’s the aim of the tourney?
-Should fans go next year?
-What do Jon Hinkin and Val Kilmer have to do with it?

This includes stellar cameos from the storied Connecticut Grey.

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