STUDIO SHOW: USA Rugby Star Nate Brakeley, Martin Pengelly, James Walker re Dan Payne & Gary Gold


NEW YORK, NY –  This is Part II of week 17’s Fantasy Sports Network show. In Part I – below – USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne called in from his car re hiring of Gary Gold as the new Head Coach of USA Rugby Men’s 15s. After that call, USA Rugby/NYAC star Nate Brakeley, The Guardian’s Martin Pengelly and Tiger Rugby/Friends of The British Council man James Walker joined our Matt McCarthy discussing that call. Those topics included:

USA Rugby Star Nate Brakeley, Martin Pengelly, James Walker re Dan Payne/Gary Gold

-The Selection Process
Passing on an American for the job
Coach Gold’s Timetable, Immediate Impact & Responsibilities
-Gold’s Relationship between 7s Coach Mike Friday
-The Interim Head Coach
-General Manager Dave Hodges
Life University’s Scott Lawrence
Americas Pacific Challenge
Americas Rugby Championship
-The Management Team & Coaching Staff
Rugby World Cup Predictions
Alex Magleby’s (General Manager, National Teams & Performance) role in the Worcester Warriors getting off to a bad start.

Brakeley also gives the perspective of a player vying for the National Team, how the coaching situation impacts him/others and fields McCarthy’s questions about predictions for upcoming matches will aplomb.

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And here is Part I with Dan Payne:

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