Rugby TV and Podcast: Sleeping Giant Stirs by Statue of Liberty. St Peter’s v CBA High School Clash

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – The much-bandied about cliche about America, slumber and giants is and has been the fodder for many a live debate. But what is not up for debate is that High Schools are now playing rugby in places that mafia types used to dump bodies. Particularly in places like Jersey City, home of Lady Liberty. How do I know this, you ask? I was born in Jersey City. I’ve been to the Dark Side. And schools like Hudson Catholic with Terry Matthews at the helm, and Mike Fletcher’s St. Peter’s Prep. It’s even safe for non-residents to visit these days, and Pat Moroney’s Christian Brothers Academy Colts stampeded up from the Jersey Shore to clash with the city kids. We were there to capture it and speak with the principals. Oh, and Seattle Seawolves star Brock Staller steals this one – barely – from the Father & Son Sheehy. Check out the clip and comments from 2-time USA Rugby Coach of the Year Steve Lewis and yours humbly.


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With the playoff races tightening in an increasingly tense final month of #MLR action, Bryan Ray of Americas Rugby News out of Halifax joins Matt McCarthy (@Matt_McCarthy00) at The World’s Best Rugby Pub, the Pig N Whistle on W36th in NYC, all things Major League Rugby. Included, along with their Analysis, Highlights and Singled-Out Players:
-#NOLA’s Ash-Splash Hero, Billy Stewart
Tale of Two Ds: DTS brings out Dallen’s best
Mister 80 Minutes: James Rocheford
Legion’s Lou as The Missing Link
Toronto’s Hat Trick?
-Dom Bailey’s Cluster Buster
Steve Lewis & Nick Feakes
-#RUNY’s Lunch-Pail Payoff
-#SamuTheSeawolf hawked by #Eagles
Dan Moor & Terrell Owens
-An Elite schneid
Cat’s new Claws
Matt Trouville’s Soprano’s II audition


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BE SURE TO SEE... our interviews with new SaberCats Head Coach, Paul “The Cactus” Emerick (his first post-match interview) and The Straw That Stirs The Roosters’ Drink (TM), Dylan “The Butcher” Fawsitt.



Thanks to Wil Snape-Rogers and the stellar people at Play Rugby USA, we had their Athlete Giving Back Award winner, Bryan Habana, in the studio. Mr. Habana joined Mr. Snape-Rogers to underscore/extol the value of supporting Play Rugby USA. Of course, host McCarthy did manage to sneak in a few Hanbana-related rugby questions, including:

-Biggest wins
Taku Ngwenya
-Favorite Springboks Moment
-Favorite teammate
-Favorite Coach?
-Least Favorite Coach
Bulls or Stormers?
-Facing Perry Baker & Carlin Isles
USA Rugby 7s Global Impact
-Working with Sean Fitzpatrick
-Playing with Mathieu Bastareaud for #RUNY next year
Alex Corbisiero from Gym to Pitch
-Suiting up for Old Boys with New York Rugby Club‘s Gentlemen of NY
-Life after rugby?


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