NSW Waratahs scrum coach Mark Bell talks Bruce McLane's language. He breaks down how to set up, bind, and drive in every position in the scrum. It's an audio masterclass in this crucial and unique aspect of play.
Rob Holder has won championships just about everywhere he has coached, but it's not about that. Holder's faith and how that faith directs his approach to coaching is what it's about.
In this episode Holder takes the lessons of the Sermon on the Mount in the Bible, and creates rugby coaching and teamwork lessons out of them. Love your enemy get the rugby treatment.
Blake Gilbert has played with the Coastal Dragons, Servite HS, and Rhino Rugby, and will be attending Saint Mary's in the fall.
A smart, aggressive scrumhalf, Gilbert also has an intriguing perspective on what he gets out of rugby, and what he expects from coaches. Young players have expectations, too.
Brad Harrington has served as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Australia, the Warratahs, the Scarlets, and Leinster.
He sits down with Bruce McLane to talk about preparing yourself to play at a high level, what effect emotion, team culture, passion, and the mental approach have on gettings yourself fit to play.
Got questions for Brad? DM him on Twitter at @bradharrington
Bill Ard won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants in the 1980s, and returns to RMA to talk about superstar players, whether special treatment from coaches is a good thing, draft scouting, and team cohesion.
All of this translates nicely to how any group in a team sport, especially rugby, can find success.
Longtime All Blacks assistant Aussie McLean talks to Bruce McLane about developing players in their positions, finding that gen of an athlete, and adjusting to new ways of playing the game.
McLean has seen a lot, and he lets us see it too.
Rugby stalwarts (they coach the Dallas Reds and with Atlantis) Lynn and Chris Howard discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Lynn Howard holds an MD from LSU with specialties in Virology, Epidemiology, and Reproductive Endocrinology. She has dealt with the World Health Organization and worked in Africa on infectious diseases. Chris Howard has a PhD in Biochemistry.
Both have recovered from COVID-19.
They break down myths and statistical errors regarding COVID-19, what really works to defend against it, how it started, when it really started, and who is responsible for it. It's a must-listen show.
Canadian rugby legend Aaron Carpenter is now coaching with the Ontario Arrows in MLR and he brings his unique experience of 80 caps with Canada and as a longtime professional to his coaching.
Outspoken Head Coach of Iowa Central CC, Brent Nelson, talks about building his varsity program at the Tritons.
Nelson talks about recruiting, building a team, educational decision-making, and what happened when ICCC was moved from D2 to D1AA mid-season.
Longtime coach Paule Barford, who coached the Ohio Aviators in PRO Rugby, coached at Cornell, and with the HS All Americans, has some thoughts when it comes to teaching the game, and running the game on the national level.
How do you teach game awareness? How do you run high performance? What are the key fundamentals of the American game? How is Major League Rugby not doing the job for the Eagles? Barford speaks.
Lindenwood University men's Head Coach Josh Macy talks about building the program at AIC, and then taking over at Lindenwood.
What do you do to fix your depth chart? How do you balance being a fun coach and a tough coach? Is there such a thing as too much sevens?
Former USA Men's 15s Head Coach Mike Tolkin looks at what kind of stats and analysis you should track as a coach.
Now coaching in Japan, New Zealand-born coach Milton Haig is best known for his work with the Georgia National Team and their strong performances in the Rugby World Cup.
Haig speaks with Bruce McLane about the universal language of rugby, coaching without preconceived notions, and also how to build a game plan from a simple framework.
Haig embraced Georgian culture and made them one of the best teams in Europe. During his tenure from 2012 to 2019 Georgia won 58 of their 91 test matches and winning the Rugby Europe Grand Slam five times.
Former Collegiate All American Brendan O'Meara is coaching at Saint Mary's, and he shares the Saint Mary's way with Bruce McLane.
It's a detailed look into how to use all your players to put the opposition under pressure.
Bruce McLane talks with his former player and former USA Eagle Hall and his wife, Sarah Hall.
Hall Consultants works with rugby players to make them more successful through better nutrition and better mental preparation.
You can also email Troy Hall with any questions at: email@example.com
Defensive coaching specialist Scott Lawrence, now Head Coach at Rugby ATL in Major League Rugby, talks with Bruce McLane about defense.
If first-phase is a prime attacking opportunity, how do you shut it down?
How do you exploit the different defensive skills of your different players?
Lawrence breaks it all down in a can't-miss episode.
Former New York Giant Super Bowl-winner Bill Ard talks about the Grateful Dead, the best football player he ever saw, and the making of a championship team.
Part 2 of his conversation with Bruce McLane.
Cal Head Coach Jack Clark sits down with Alex Goff to talk about how his team handled the COVID-19 shutdown. Clark and Goff also look at how some aspects of rugby have changed over the years, including how the college season has changed.
Then Clark has some choice words on where the college game is going, and how more programs can get better.
Billy Ard won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants, and talks elite sports and building a team with Bruce McLane.
From D1A College Rugby and the College Rugby Association of America, Paul Keeler talks to Alex Goff about how a new governance model for college rugby in the USA will look.
What will college rugby look like after USA Rugby's reorganization? Will DIAA, NIRA, DI Elite, and Sevens have a home?
One of the shining lights of the US rugby team is AJ MacGinty, who chats with his former coach, Bruce McLane, about attacking rugby.
MacGinty plays professionally for Sale and is also coaching in his spare time. He ranks 2nd all-time in points scored for the USA, and remains the field general of the USA attack.
Skills, learning to execute skills perfectly while physically drained, and demanding the most of yourself as an athlete. Doug Brown won Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings and he knows a bit about rugby, too.
His lessons cross all sports boundaries.
Former USA Men's 15s Head Coach Mike Tolkin looks at the still-incomplete world of statistical measurement and analysis in rugby.
Eamonn Hogan sits with Bruce McLane for Part Two, as he talks about letting coaches and players find the right path for them.
Longtime coach Eamonn Hogan talks about what lessons coaches learned as professional rugby came to the USA. The only overseas coach employed in PRO Rugby, Hogan has a special insight into how the game and the players have developed over the last few years.