The Chuckanut Rugby Club's fields have long been a big part of rugby in the Pacific Northwest. But it also needed some upgrades. When the Dewilde family donated the land to the rugby club, they, with the help of of donors, partners, and supporters, have been able to make it even better.
Alex Goff sits down with Todd Vasey, Chuckanut Rugby President, to talk about what the venue means to the club, the region, and also the neighborhood in Ferndale, Wash.
Bruce McLane sits down with Life University Head Coach Colton Cariaga.
Cariaga, who played in Ireland as well as as an All American at Life, touches on helping players through adversity, the HP troubles in USA Rugby, and what coaches around the country can do to further the game.
The conversation covers a variety of topics and is well worth a listen. Check out Cariaga's coaching tips instagram feed at:
Alex Goff and Bruce McLane look at the success of the USA Men's National 15s team, and wonder, is college rugby becoming less of a feeder system?
With it appearing that the numbers of US college rugby alumni are dropping on the Eagles and the numbers of kids going from high school to the pros increasing - we wonder if that's a real trend.
Barb Oakley is an expert in neuroscience, learning, and social behavior.
She has become very involved in teaching math and science, and is also a longtime rugby fan. Barb is a professor at Oakland University.
Former Australian Wallaby and longtime pro Beau Robinson, who hosts his own rugby podcast, chats with Bruce McLane on being a pro rugby player and life in modern professional rugby.
Tony Smeeth speaks to us about attacking tactics based on field position.