NEW YORK, NY – Steve Lewis, Ronan Nelson and host Matt McCarthy recap all the Major League Rugby action and give their MLR Predictions, along with analysis of the College 7s Championships and current issues that club rugby vs professional leagues signing their players.
Also this week…
Cardiff Blues CEO Richard “@DickieCloggs” Holland re the Blues winning the European Challenge Cup in stunning fashion over Gloucester and the contribution of Team USA star Blaine Scully in that historic victory. Holland also talks about the new Pro14 TV deal, growing the Cardiff brand in USA and the possibility of Major League Rugby working with his squad and the Pro14. But the big news, arguably, is his doubling down on his offer to USA Rugby CEO Ross Young for Cardiff to play the Eagles – which is being brokered on Rugby Wrap Up!
And you’d be daft if you didn’t check Ireland and Leinster star Shane Horgan’s visit to our studio re:
-His days as “Shaggy”
–Pro 14 & the new TV Deal
-Involvement in Major League Rugby with Rugby United NY
-Understanding fellow Irishman James Kennedy’s brogue
–Free Pints of Beer
And don’t miss…
Interim USA Rugby CEO Ross Young answers questions from feisty fellow Scotsman/USA Rugby Congressman Steve Lewis, World Rugby Hall of Famer turned USAR Board member Phaidra Knight and host Matt McCarthy in a State of USA Rugby Address. Topics include:
-Past Failures & Accountability
–Major League Rugby
–Rugby World Cup 7s
-Equity for Women’s Rugby
–Unwisely Tendering Bids for Rugby World Cup and other events
-Financial Catastrophes of RIM and The Rugby Channel
–Eagles vs Cardiff Challenge from Cardiff Blues CEO Richard Holland in Blaine Scully Cup?
-Being TALL on a Sinking Ship
–Public Floggings at USAR HQ
Big-time rugby coach, Robbie Deans and his mate, USA Rugby & Yale Coach, Greg McWilliams.
Glendale Raptors Coach Dave Williams and Captain Shaun Davies:
AND… From the growing American High School rugby landscape, Greenwich’s Joe Kelly, Xavier’s Greg Norris and referee Greg Gilliam:
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