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RuggaMatrix America - GoffRugbyReport

A podcast featuring Bruce McLane and Alex Goff about American rugby, its issues, its problems, its successes, and why Bruce (especially) and sometimes Alex have the solutions.
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Mar 21, 2020

Former USA 7s and 15s player Tui Osborne discuses culture, preparation, and leadership with Bruce McLane.

Osborne was a national champion in 7s and also an Eagle, before helping coach Life University to a national collegiate title. He is now Head Coach at St. Bonaventure.

Mar 19, 2020

Bruce Mclane and Mike Tolkin decided they didn't get into quite enough detail in their first sit-down, so they sat down again and went over attack options and ideas, including specific roles for specific players.

 

Mar 18, 2020

Mike Tolkin, who has coached the USA Men's National Team, RUNY, and Xavier HS, sits down with his old friend Bruce McLane to talk coaching.

This show covers a wide range of issues, including exits, attack philosophy, set-piece launching, and some psychology. 

Mar 14, 2020

Longtime Atlantis coach Biddy Boyle joins Alex and, more importantly, Bruce, to talk coaching, bringing players together, and the deep, deep philosophy of creating something out of nothing.

Rugby on an outbreak hiatus? OK, let's talk coaching with the experts.

Mar 6, 2020

Alex and Bruce talk about the LA 7s and how big a deal it is, and then they talk about other big deals, like the supposed death of club rugby (woe, didn't see that coming).

Feb 14, 2020

MLR opened up its third season with a game in Las Vegas, three new teams, of which two won, and Bruce and Alex look at what approach puts the pieces together the quickest.

And ... what's a Gilgroni?

Jan 16, 2020

Bruce McLane holds forth with Alex Goff about the fallacy that the college-All Americans-Eagles pathway is THE way.

Players from American colleges are outnumbered on the US National Team. That doesn't mean college rugby isn't meaningful, it is, but this brings up several questions as to whether we look at the right players, coaches, pathways, and ideas. Mclane has opinions.

Dec 11, 2019

Pat Clifton joins Alex Goff and Bruce McLane to talk about USA Rugby's financial woes, why blaming specific people is bad, then they blame specific people, and then they talk about some radical ways forward.

Nov 27, 2019

Alex and Bruce talk about what aspects of the rugby world they are thankful for, and look at tactical and skill improvements in the USA women's 7s team, and look at pathway decisions in the USA men's 7s team.

And they also talk about sushi. Why? Listen and find out.

Nov 22, 2019

Alex Goff and Bruce McLane talk about whether college playoffs are useful, too big, too small (?), or just there to make some people feel good.

Nov 22, 2019

It's time to talk Rugby World Cup. Alex Goff and Bruce McLane bring back the RuggaMatrix America show, and look back at thee USA's showing at Japan 2019.

Aug 1, 2018

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. 

Feb 8, 2018

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.

 

Jan 1, 2018

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.

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