Author Archive for Matt McCarthy

Matt McCarthy comes to RugbyWrapUp.com from their partner in the USA, MeetTheMatts.com. RWU and MTM feature a stable of diverse contributors, with coverage that is both serious and with a wink. Find him on twitter: @Matt_McCarthy00

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Rugby TV & Pod: Racism & Rugby. USA Rugby Stars Knight, Tapper, Washington Offer Perspective

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WATCH: NEW YORK, NY – Last week three black men offered their views on racism in and and away from rugby. This week, we get the female perspective from three USA Rugby pillars, Phaidra Knight, Alycia Washington & Naya Tapper. Their conversation with Steve Lewis & Matt McCarthy is sometimes awkward and even testy… which […]

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Remember The Six Nations? It’s Back. For Now.

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NEW YORK, NY – There are signs that things are spinning back toward being normal on Planet Pandemic ™, but these are still crazy times. Need proof? Look no further than that little rugby tournament we call the Six Nations. Not only will see the storied competition’s last two rounds be completed in October, it […]

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MKG Community Corner Special: Racism In & Out Of Rugby: 3 Ruggers on Life As Black Men In America. Lipscomb, Flemister & Blaber

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WATCH: NEW YORK, NY – There is no time like the present for candid, if awkward, conversations about racism, perceptions and the narrowing of the divide(s) that are cause for protests, boycotts and violence here in America, and abroad. Rugby United NY, Old Blue & Roots star, Derek Lipscomb, joins New York Rugby’s David Flemister […]

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Rugby Sevens Boosted by Preparation Investment Ahead of Olympic Games

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PRESS RELEASE DUBLIN, IRELAND – Funding boost of US$2.5 million to optimize teams’ Olympic preparations for Tokyo Games; HSBC World Rugby Sevens (https://www.WorldRugby.org) Sevens Series 2021 contingency plans progressing towards a return to action in Hong Kong and Singapore in April 2021; Events in Hamilton and Sydney will not take place in 2021 Series, returning […]

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USA Rugby Officially Exits Chapter 11 Following Court Approval of Plan

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GLENDALE, CO – The Delaware Bankruptcy Court officially approved the Chapter 11 plan of reorganization presented by USA Rugby during a hearing this morning. The debtor plan is a proposal from USA Rugby to address creditor claims and reconcile bankruptcy debts over time. The plan approval indicates USA Rugby as ‘reorganized’ under the bankruptcy code […]

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Rugby TV & Pod: Revolutionary David Moffet Starts New Code, Disses Sonny Bill, Bashes England Rugby, Questions NZRU

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WATCH: NEW YORK, NY – Rugby Revolutionary/Visionary David Moffet takes no prisoners in a candid, & engaging chat with Matt McCarthy re: –Rugby Rules, Moffet’s new hybrid code of rugby –Warren Gatland’s Coaching Ability -Over-rated Sonny Bill Williams -Player Welfare -Bashes England Rugby -Calls For British/Irish merger –NZRU Blunders re Rugby Australia PODCAST VERSION: ? […]

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