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Developing Rugby featuring Ada Milby, Naya Tapper, Charity Williams, Phil Thiel and Rashad Lipford (Episode 61)
This week we bring a special episode of the Greaux Rugby Show. We're featuring some of our past guests, who have talked to us on developing and learning from opportunities that they have had presented to them.  Sponsored by: Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUX RUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Green Geeks Get access to one of the best and eco-friendly web hosting platforms in the world. You can create your own e-commerce store, websites, and more with ease. Don't allow yourself to only be at the mercy of social media.
56:11
September 21, 2021
Tamara Van Leeuwen, President of Curaçao Rugby Federation (Episode 60)
Tamara Van Leeuwen is a former dancer, restaurateur, and economist who found her way into rugby. Though born in the Netherlands, she has lived in Curaçao almost all her life. She became the president of the rugby federation in 2019 and has been grinding away since. She talks to us about the state of rugby in Curaçao, how she has found a strong passion for the rugby community on the island, the trials that they have faced getting to where they are, and what the future holds for them.  Sponsored by: Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUX RUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Green Geeks Get access to one of the best and eco-friendly web hosting platforms in the world. You can create your own e-commerce store, websites, and more with ease. Don't allow yourself to only be at the mercy of social media.
01:07:52
September 14, 2021
Brandon Davis of Dallas Reds Rugby (Episode 59)
Brandon Davis is a native of Dallas, Texas. He's been playing rugby for 4 years, but he's been a high-level athlete for years. He talks about his origins, how rugby impacted the perspective of his life, and just how he's been able to work rugby into fitting with his personality and vision.  Sponsored by: Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Green Geeks Get access to one of the best and eco-friendly web hosting platforms in the world. You can create your own e-commerce store, websites, and more with ease. Don't allow yourself to only be at the mercy of social media.
01:35:53
September 7, 2021
Jenn Salomon of Mexico Rugby Women's National Team (Episode 58)
Jenn Salomon has been a very active rugby player and coach in the northeast of the United States. She has gone from a prominent player for Quinnipiac Rugby to becoming a rugby coach for Sacred Heart University and eventually getting to compete in the 2021 Olympic Repechage in Monoco. We talk about where she started, her concerns and trials, and so much more.  Sponsored by: Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Green Geeks Get access to one of the best and eco-friendly web hosting platforms in the world. You can create your own e-commerce store, websites, and more with ease. Don't allow yourself to only be at the mercy of social media.
01:38:60
August 31, 2021
Theo Henry, Head Coach for Guyana Rugby (Episode 57)
Theo Henry has been involved in rugby for 20 years. He has been a leader on the field for his country of Guyana national rugby team. Won multiple Rugby Americas North Championships, competed at Hong Kong Sevens, and more. Now he's coming back as the new head coach for Guyana with a focus on revamping the Guyana Rugby program for a new generation. We talk about where he started, who his mentors have been, and what his intentions are for Guyana.  Sponsored by: Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Green Geeks Get access to one of the best and eco-friendly web hosting platforms in the world. You can create your own e-commerce store, websites, and more with ease. Don't allow yourself to only be at the mercy of social media.
01:04:30
August 24, 2021
Cody Melphy, USA Rugby Eagle Olympic Player (Episode 56)
Cody Melphy has been on the scene for almost a decade now. From a high level player for the Glendale Raptors to Life University and all the way as a member of the USA Rugby Olympic Sevens team. Melphy talks to us about the how he got started, what it was like being an Eagle, and his experiences at the Olympics.   Sponsored by:  Rugby Outlet Mall  20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY'  Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can   Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup  Green Geeks  Get access to one of the best and eco-friendly web hosting platforms in the world. You can create your own e-commerce store, websites, and more with ease. Don't allow yourself to only be at the mercy of social media.
01:16:15
August 17, 2021
Michael "Mick" Fealey of Citizens Rugby Foundation (Episode 55 - Season 3)
Michael Fealey is the founder of the Citizens Rugby Foundation, the Exiles RFC, and Mick Mullins Irish Pub. He has been pushing to file a grievance against USA Rugby to oust the governing body and replace it with a new initiative surrounded around collaborative business. Fealey talks about his rugby journey and what he envisions for the future of rugby in the USA.  Citizens Rugby Foundation Youtube The Waking Giant/Citizens Rugby
01:33:40
August 10, 2021
Maria Thomas, President of the Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Union (Episode 54)
Maria Thomas is a dynamite of personality and passion. She has been a long-time member of the Trinidad and Tobago Women's National Rugby team. She has now turned her energy from just the field to the top of the administration as president of the Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Union. We spoke about how she got started in rugby, her motivation to run for Union president, the philosophy she's learned through rugby, and more.  Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Green Geeks Get access to one of the best and eco-friendly web hosting platforms in the world. You can create your own e-commerce store, websites, and more with ease. Don't allow yourself to only be at the mercy of social media.
01:14:01
June 16, 2021
Phaidra S. Knight (2017) - World Rugby and USA Rugby Hall of Famer (Episode 53)
Phaidra Knight is one of the most accomplished rugby players in American history. Alumni of the HBCU, Alabama State University, a lawyer, an activist, media personality, multiple time Rugby World Cup player, World Rugby Hall of Famer, USA Rugby Hall of Famer, Philanthropist, Investor, Entrepreneur, and more. We posted this throwback from 2017 to give more insight into one of American rugby's treasures. We talk about her origins, where she was going at that time, and the impact of rugby on her early career.  Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup Green Geeks Get access to one of the best and ecofriendly web hosting platforms in the world. You can create your own e-commerce store, websites, and more with ease. Don't allow yourself to only be at the mercy of social media. 
01:26:30
June 8, 2021
Robbie Owens of Squidge Rugby (Episode 52)
Robbie Owens is best known for his Youtube persona, "Squidge Rugby". A channel where he breaks down rugby games and stories, in a poetic way that combines humor, with historic referencing, and deep dives of observation and analysis. His channel has garnered over 20 million views and built up a support base of 162,000 subscribers. Owens talks about his Welsh background, finding his purpose through his platform, and the impact of rugby on the culture.  Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup
01:17:54
June 1, 2021
Karimah Prince, Captain for Prairie View A&M Rugby Women (Episode 51)
Karimah Prince is one of the first players who joined the Prairie View A&M Rugby women's team. She talks to us about her process into attending Prairie View A&M, how she got involved with rugby, and how it opened her up. She talks about attending the HBCU Rugby Classic and the future of HBCU rugby.  Sponsored by ----------------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup
01:09:26
May 18, 2021
Akinola Raymond of Rugby United New York of MLR (Episode 50)
Akinola Raymond has been an up-and-coming rugby star on the pitch. Originally from Lagos, Nigeria, Akinola found rugby and has been a dynamic player. He's best known for his excessive speed, which led to him getting picked up by the Major League Rugby team, Rugby United New York. His speed on the field has also translated to his creating a popular social media following with over 1 million plus followers, where he is known for his dark comedy and activist takes.  Sponsored by ----------------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup
01:25:18
May 11, 2021
Carille Guthrie of the James G. Robertson & Clive Sullivan Rugby Foundation (Episode 49)
Carille Guthrie is an HBCU Alum, rugby player, engineer, and international traveler and so much more. She has been supporting rugby where ever she lands, regardless of whether it's working with Doctors across borders in Ebola containment, or helping to young rugby players in Malawi, she is always representing her community. She founded the non-profit, James G Robertson & Clive Sullivan Rugby Foundation, an organization focused on working to develop viable rugby programs at HBCUs.  Interview starts at 31:45 mins
02:24:47
May 4, 2021
Marquise Goodwin, Vice President of the Southern California Rugby Referee Society (Episode 48)
Marquise Goodwin has been in the rugby game for over 15 years. Moving from player to coach to referee, Marquise found his niche and has created deep rugby roots as a referee. As the vice president for the Southern California Referee Society (I said it wrong in the podcast and called it the West Coast Referee Society), to becoming one of the premier referees for the MLR, Marquise continues to make an impact for the rugby community.  Watch the show on YouTube Sponsored by ----------------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup HBCU Rugby Classic  Coming back May 1-2. Follow it on social media @HBCURugbyClassic on Instagram and Facebook, and @HBCURugby on Twitter
01:57:58
April 20, 2021
Erika Morri of The Italian Rugby Federation (Episode 47)
Erika Morri is a former Italian Rugby National Team Member, a multiple time Rugby World Cup player, and a former board member of the Italian Rugby Federation. She has worked to champion the development of rugby at the youth level and rising. Morri talks to us about her journey through rugby, the new rugby initiatives that she's been putting into place, and so much more.  Watch the show on YouTube Sponsored by ----------------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup HBCU Rugby Classic  Coming back May 1-2. Follow it on social media @HBCURugbyClassic on Instagram and Facebook, and @HBCURugby on Twitter
01:35:15
April 13, 2021
Robert Perry - Head Coach for Curaçao Rugby (Episode 46)
Robert Perry has been impacting rugby in Curaçao for over 10 years. Coming from England on the tail end of a professional career, Perry has seen how both he and the island have been positively impacted by rugby. Perry is a director, a head coach, player, and fitness instructor for rugby on the island. ------------SPONSORED BY------------ Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup HBCU Rugby Classic  Coming back May 1-2. Follow it on social media @HBCURugbyClassic on Instagram and Facebook, and @HBCURugby on Twitter
51:56
April 6, 2021
Nicolette Pantor, Captain for Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Women (Episode 45)
Nicolette Pantor has been a leader and force of nature for the Trinidad & Tobago National Rugby Women's Team. She is the captain for the national teams 7s, and she also works for the Trinidad and Tobago Police, where she also captains their rugby team. She is best known in Trinidad as the oldest sibling of the Pantor rugby family, lead by her father Wayne Pantor, and followed by her younger brothers, Leon and Jeron Pantor.  ------------SPONSORED BY------------ Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup HBCU Rugby Classic  Coming back May 1-2. Follow it on social media @HBCURugbyClassic on Instagram and Facebook, and @HBCURugby on Twitter
52:57
March 30, 2021
Jess Neilson, Head Coach of York University and Canada Rugby National Team (Episode 44)
Jess Neilson has been making an impact on women's rugby since she was 12 years old. From being an activist for girl's rights to play rugby to competing on a national level, and coming back to teach those lessons back to the community as a coach. Jess talks with us about her process of growing up rugby, dealing with her ups and down's in the sport, and how she found herself impacting rugby in new ways.  ---------------- SPONSORED BY ---------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup HBCU Rugby Classic Coming back May 1-2. Follow it on social media @HBCURugbyClassic on Instagram and Facebook, and @HBCURugby on Twitter
01:05:06
March 16, 2021
Keisha-Ann Down - Vice President of the Jamaican Rugby Union (Episode 43)
Keisha Ann Down is a force to be reckoned with in rugby. Keisha has been in rugby from birth, where her father was a significant figure in the early developments of Jamaican rugby. Her journey took her too London, UK where she actually stepped on the pitch for some contact rugby, and she never looked back. Keisha has found her journey take her from being just a casual participant of the sport, to one of the three top executives to help stabilize and increase the development of the Jamaican rugby program. Additionally, a very outspoken advocate for women's rugby and it's place in the rugby world. Keisha talks to us about her origins, how she accidentally came into the position she has, how she's planned for the future and more.  ----------- Sponsored By----------- Rugby Outlet Mall 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic merch with promo code, 'GREAUXRUGBY' Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup HBCU Rugby Classic Coming back May 1-2. Follow it on social media @HBCURugbyClassic on Instagram and Facebook, and @HBCURugby on Twitter
01:42:04
March 9, 2021
Ryan Ginty of Next Level Rugby (Episode 42)
Ryan Ginty has been one of the people behind the scenes involved in the growth and development of live streaming rugby in the USA. He has broadcast USA Rugby National games, Club National championships, 7s National Championships, and Major League Rugby. Coming out of Connecticut, this former veteran has been fully involved in rugby as a coach, player, and now media influencer. We speak about the process of broadcasting games has been like, what the impact of Major League Rugby will be for the future, and how coaches need to relate to their players.  Check out the Next Level Rugby YouTube Page -------------------SPONSORED BY--------------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall Use promo code, GREAUXRUGBY, for 20% off all GiftTime Rugby and HBCU Rugby Merch  Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  Follow the journey of two men who bike ride through Southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup HBCU Rugby Classic Coming back May 1-2. Follow it on social media @HBCURugbyClassic on Instagram and Facebook, and @HBCURugby on Twitter
01:38:43
March 2, 2021
Sarah Alice Sall, Former USA Rugby Men's National Team Manager (Episode 41)
Sarah Sall has been quietly making movement happen in the background for the USA Rugby Men's National Team for almost two decades. Sall has been a team muscle therapist to team manager through multiple Rugby World Cups and the 2016 Olympics. Being one of the more connected people in USA Rugby, she has been able to turn this into a new company known as TORI (The Original Rugby Influencer) that she co-founded with current National College Rugby conference commissioner, Alley Mitchell. We sat down and had a great conversation with Sarah about her pathway into rugby, what it was like working for USA Rugby during major events like the Rugby World Cup and Olympics, and more in-depth look into what players deal with on the road.  --------------------------- SPONSORED BY --------------------------------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall Use coupon code, GREAUXRUGBY, for 20% all GiftTime Rugby Network and HBCU Rugby Classic merch Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Check it out today for $17 for the full season. 7 episodes, 20 minutes per episode.
01:49:18
February 23, 2021
Katie Sadleir - General Manager of Women's Rugby for World Rugby (Episode 40)
Katie Sadleir has been a growing force in the sporting community for over 20 years. Coming as an executive for the New Zealand Sports Authority, she joined World Rugby in 2017, with a focus on developing the outlook of the women's game. Sadleir talks to us about how she developed her outlook of rugby, new initiatives that World Rugby has put into place to become more inclusive, the impact she has seen rugby have in other countries, and more.  ----------------------------- SPONSORED BY ------------------------------ Rugby Outlet Mall Use coupon code 'GREAUXRUGBY' for 20% all GiftTIme Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic items Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can The documentary series about two men bike ride through Southeast Asia, on the way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup
01:22:07
February 16, 2021
Ada Milby - President of the Philippines Rugby Union (Episode 39)
Ada Milby is the president of the Philippines Rugby Union, the former captain of the Philippines Women National team, military vet, and a member of the World Rugby Council. Ada Milby has been changing the game for years, and has continued to do so to this day. We spoke about her transition from the military to rugby, the culture shock of moving from the United States to the Philippines, and what changes are happening in World Rugby.  ------------------------------- SPONSORED BY ------------------------------------ Rugby Outlet Mall - Valentine's Day collection  Use promo code "GreauxRugby" for 20% of all GiftTime Rugby Network & HBCU Rugby Classic gear
01:13:49
February 9, 2021
Warren Mullis and Preston Thompson the hosts of the American Rugby Podcast (Episode 38)
Warren Mullis and Preston Thompson are the hosts of the popular rugby podcast, Red, White, and Black Eye of the American Rugby Pod. They have curated over thousands of downloads from all over the world. These two Atlanta natives are not only great friends, but also deep rugby lovers, who have secured their space in the American rugby media.  --------------------- SPONSORED BY--------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall - Valentine's Day Special Take 20% off all gear with Promo Code: Greaux Rugby Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can 
01:23:09
February 2, 2021
Tosan Tutse-Tonwe of Viral Rugby (Episode 37)
Tosan Tutse-Tonwe is a 20 year coach, player, administrator and media influencer of rugby. Based out of Maryland, he's been working on moving the needle in rugby. We had the opportunity to talk about the direction of media in rugby.  We spoke about how the most recent cultural issues that happened over the past year will impact rugby in the USA and the overall rugby community.  Check out Tosan Tutse-Tonwe on his Instagram, Viral Rugby, and his Youtube page, Viral Rugby TV ------------------------------------Sponsored by ---------------------------------------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall Use discount code, Greaux Rugby, for 20% all GiftTIme Rugby Network and HBCU Rugby Classic products Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can The journey of two men as they bike ride through southeast Asia, on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup
01:26:19
January 19, 2021
USA Club Rugby Council Training and Development Committee (episode 36)
The pandemic forced USA Rugby to become more innovative with the way it was connecting with its membership. As a result, the USA Club Rugby Training and Development Committee was formed. The mission, to provide ways of educating the USA Rugby membership in the areas of coaching, player welfare, and refereeing. I had the chance to speak with:  Mary Swanstrom, the lead for Medical and Wellness education, coming from the Texas Rugby Union Katie Hunzinger, the lead for Sports Performance and Strength & Conditioning education, representing East Pennsylvania Rugby Union  Joesph Sanchez, lead for coaching development education, representing the New England Rugby Football Union  Olivia Benzan-Daniel, lead for Administrative Development education and coach for the New England Free Jacks Academy, representing the New England Rugby Football Union and,  Mariah Kalapu, lead for Cultural Competence Education and representing the True South Rugby Union, who lead the committee in developing these new education platforms.  ------Sponsored by----------- Rugby Outlet Mall Use discount code, Greaux Rugby, for 20% all GiftTIme Rugby Network and HBCU Rugby Classic products Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can The journey of two men as they bike ride through southeast Asia, on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup
01:13:03
December 29, 2020
Curitiba Rugby Club featuring Gabi De Pelligrini, Vitor Ancina, & Leo Crema (Episode 35)
Curitiba Rugby Club is one of the premier rugby clubs in  Brazil. Based in south Brazil, the Curitiba Rugby Club is led by Gabrielle De Pelligrini, the captain and senior player for the women's side, Vitor Ancina, the captain for the men's side, and Leo Crema, head of media for Curitiba Rugby. We speak about what it's like to play rugby in Brazil, how people perceive Brazilian rugby, and what are some of the issues that are plaguing rugby in Brazil.  ----------- Sponsored by ------------ Rugby Outlet Mall Use discount code, Greaux Rugby, for 20% all GiftTIme Rugby Network and HBCU Rugby Classic products Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can The journey of two men as they bike ride through southeast Asia, on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup
01:11:07
December 22, 2020
Tiffany Fa'a'ae, 2017 WRWC USA Rugby Eagles Women's Captain (Episode 34)
Tiffany Fa'a'ae has become a very prominent fixture in the USA rugby community over the last 3 years. A Women's Premier League Champion and Captain for the Women's Rugby World Cup in 2017, she has transitioned into one of the up and coming head coaches in the country. She spoke with us about her migration from New Zealand to the USA,  getting to meet her rugby family in New York, her time with Rugby United New York MLR team, and more.   ---------------------------------------Sponsored By--------------------------------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall   Use discount code, Greaux Rugby, for 20% all GiftTIme Rugby Network and HBCU Rugby Classic products  Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can  The journey of two men as they bike ride through southeast Asia, on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup
01:38:45
December 15, 2020
Tiara Mack, Rhode Island State Senator and Brown University Rugby (episode 33)
Tiara Mack is a name you will probably be learning about for a long time. She just won her first bid as state senator for the state of Rhode Island in November, and is ready to take the world by storm. We speak about her story of going from Georgia to Rhode Island, and how she started playing rugby. We spoke on how rugby helped her win her congressional campaign, as well as where she feels the sport best serves people.  ---------------------------------- Sponsored by ----------------------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall  Use discount code, Greaux Rugby, for 20% all GiftTIme Rugby Network and HBCU Rugby Classic products Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can The journey of two men as they bike ride through southeast Asia, on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup
01:08:03
December 8, 2020
Anne Onwusiri of Black Girls Ruck Podcast (Episode 32)
Anne Onwusiri is the founder and host of the podcast, Black Girls Ruck. She has been bringing attention to black women in rugby around the world. We had the chance to speak about how women's rugby is developing in the United Kingdom, the expectations of being a black woman rugby player, and where she plans to take the podcast to.  --------------------------------- Sponsors------------------------------------------------ Rugby Outlet Mall Use Promo Code, "Greaux Rugby" for 20% off all GiftTime Rugby Network and HBCU Rugby Classic gear  Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We can Take a journey with us through southeast Asia on our way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. An adventure for the whole family. 
01:12:27
November 24, 2020
Koma Gandy Fischbein, Head Coach of All Navy Rugby and Village Lions (Episode 31)
Koma Gandy Fischbein has been a significant staple in the USA rugby community. A former Navy officer, and international rugby player, she has been bringing her rugby knowledge and talent to the rugby community for over 2 decades. She has been a coach for USA Rugby national team, for the All Navy Men's Rugby team, R.O.O.T.S. Rugby and more. We talk about her journey from Harvard to USA Rugby National level. We talk about her time mentoring with the Ireland based, PRO 14 rugby team, Connacht Rugby.  She drops so many gems in this interview.  -----------Sponsored by ------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall Get 20% off all merch with promo code 'Greaux Rugby'  Singapore to Tokyo: Anyway We can  The story of two friends, who journey from Singapore to Tokyo, Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup  and the adventures they had along the way. 
01:24:53
November 10, 2020
Dr. Amelia Luciano the World Rugby International Referee (Episode 30)
Dr. Amelia Luciano is a renaissance woman in the sport of rugby. She is a World Rugby level referee, the commissioner for the Ivy League Rugby Conference, all while working in Pharmacology and molecular medicine. We speak about her journey into rugby, and how it transitioned her into an elite ref. She tells us about how she analyzes the games when making calls, and how she balances that out with her day to day life.  -----------------Sponsored by----------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall Use coupon code "Greaux Rugby" for 20% off all GiftTime Rugby Network and HBCU Rugby Classic items Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway You Can
01:09:51
November 3, 2020
Gordon Hanlon the Coaching Educator (Episode 29)
Gordon Hanlon has been developing in name in coaching around the world for the last ten years. Migrating to the USA from Ireland, Gordon found himself in Dallas, TX and discovering a new passion with coaching. Hanlon would talks with Gift about his journey in coaching rugby and how it has lead him to learn and coach all over the world. Gordon speaks about the highs and lows that have come across his way, and things that he believes needs to change in the sport of rugby before real impact can be made.  Gordon Hanlon's Texas Rugby Union Coaching Roundtable  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHl2-AOg6Jk ----------------------------------------------------------------- Sponsored by  ----------------------------------------------------------------- Rugby Outlet Mall - PROMO CODE: GREAUX RUGBY for 20% off GiftTime Rugby Network and HBCU Rugby Classic options https://www.rugbyoutletmall.com/ Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway Way We Can  https://redearthfilms.vhx.tv/
01:23:23
October 27, 2020
Gift Egbelu of Gift-Time Rugby Network; Welcome To Season 2 (Episode 28)
We are back with a new episode of Greaux Rugby as we open season 2. Host, Gift Egbelu, takes the time to go over his story and why he has been working in rugby media and industry since 2013. Gift talks about why he slowed from playing rugby, how he started working with USA Rugby, struggles of growing, and obstacles he faced along the way.  Use promo code "GREAUX RUGBY" for 20% Gift-Time Rugby and HBCU Rugby Classic products on Rugby Outlet Mall Watch the documentary, "Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can" featuring Gift Egbelu and Jason Bray's journey to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
01:39:51
October 21, 2020
Jorge Cota of Rugby And Beauty (Episode 27)
Rugby N Beauty is one of the most unique rugby pages on the web. The basis of his rugby page is presenting different rugby players from around the world. Jorge Cota has provided a platform for people to get recognized by a larger public audience. We talk about the impact that Rugby and Beauty has had on the rugby community, how rugby is impacting Brazilian rugby and the where it's going, and we speak on the obstacles that Jorge went through when starting the page. Sponsored by: Rugby Outlet Mall: Enter code "Greaux Rugby" for 20% off all Rugby Outlet Mall exclusive material Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can
01:04:17
September 8, 2020
Kimani Davis of R.O.O.T.S Rugby and M.A.D.E (Episode 26)
Kimani Davis has become a staple of the community in the northeast part of the United States. He is one of the co-founders of R.O.OT.S Rugby, and the founder of the M.A.D.E. (My Actions Defy Expectations) movement. He has focused on educating minds and creating programs of mentorship for those looking to find their public voice through their identity. Davis spoke on his path through rugby and how he became involved with the sport,  how he sees the next generation impacting social change, and what people need to do to make impactful change in rugby.  Sponsored by  Rugby Outlet Mall: Enter code "Greaux Rugby" for 20% off all Rugby Outlet Mall exclusive material Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can
01:44:58
September 1, 2020
Matt Upton of Jesuit-Dallas High School and New Orleans Rugby (Episode 25)
Matt Upton has been a life long rugby player. Entering the game in high school while playing as a star offensive linemen in Texas, he quick found a deep love for the sport of rugby. Upton has since played at all levels of rugby, including winning national championships with the New Orleans Rugby Club. He's now returned as the head coach for Jesuit-Dallas High School Rugby and we speak on the things impact rugby players today, as well account for his long history and experience in the sport.  Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall: Enter code "Greaux Rugby" for 20% off all Rugby Outlet Mall exclusive material Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can
01:38:51
August 25, 2020
Freddi Henry-Ajudua of Life University and Nigeria Rugby (Episode 24)
Freddi Henry-Ajudua has been playing rugby for a short period of time, but he's already been making an impact. He's won championships with Life University Rugby and had been called up to play Major League Rugby. He's now set to take on the biggest endeavor of his rugby career, as he heads to his home country of Nigeria to play for the national rugby squad, Nigeria Black Stallions. Henry-Ajudua is an HBCU football defensive star for North Carolina Central, and a former soccer player. We speak on his journey from Nigeria to the USA, and how he's found himself at high level College D1 sports, professional football, and eventually over to rugby. Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall: Enter code "Greaux Rugby" for 20% off all Rugby Outlet Mall exclusive material Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can
01:08:48
August 18, 2020
Derek Lipscomb of Old Blue and R.O.O.T.S Rugby (Episode 23)
Derek Lipscomb has been a premiere player for Old Blue Rugby for a decade, but that's not just who he is. A Colombia graduate, who has motivated passion to help improve the misunderstandings and clear the misinformation that occurs with inclusive and diverse racial issues. Derek talks to us about his journey to play rugby, as well as his work with kids on social issues. We speak on  ROOTS Rugby and it's impact, and how he see's the future of rugby going.  Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall: Enter code "Greaux Rugby" for 20% off all Rugby Outlet Mall exclusive material Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can
01:34:33
August 11, 2020
Pat Evans of Front Office Sports (Episode 22)
Pat Evans is a beer loving, sports business writing journalist who has written for major publications like The Athletic , 247Sports, Thrillist, Beer Connoisseur, and more. He currently is a lead writer for Front Office Sports, a sports business news website.  We spoke about the history of beer, how rugby can improve its perception, and just general fun conversation. Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall: Enter code "Greaux Rugby" for 20% off all Rugby Outlet Mall exclusive material Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can
01:08:23
August 4, 2020
Kelli Smith of American Rugby Pro Training Center (Episode 21)
Kelli Smith is the example of what it means to be a crossover athlete in all formats. Smith is a former track and field star, and women's American Football player who found herself on the reality show, "The Next Olympic Hopeful", where she was introduced to rugby, and a new way of life. We speak on her rise in sports, how awkward it was to enter into rugby, and the sacrifices and experiences she has had since entering into the rugby world.  Sponsored by  Rugby Outlet Mall: Enter code "Greaux Rugby" for 20% off all Rugby Outlet Mall exclusive material Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can
02:03:37
July 28, 2020
Adam Gray-Hayward of Play On: The Movie (Episode 20)
Adam Gray-Hayward is an actor, and multi-sport athlete from  Australia by way of California. He is best known for playing the starring role in the movie, "Play On", about a cocky Scottish rugby player who comes to the United States to try and play for the Kansas City Chiefs. We talk about how he got into acting, what it was like to be on the set of Play On, what was one of his greatest achievements in acting,  and more.  Sponsored by------ Rugby Outlet Mall (Use coupon code "Greaux Rugby" for 20% off all Rugby Outlet Mall exclusive items) Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can documentary 
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July 21, 2020
Jackie Finlan of The Rugby Breakdown (Episode 19)
Jackie Finlan is the founder and editor of The Rugby Breakdown, a rugby news and information website focused on covering girls and women's rugby on all levels. She has been a champion for the expansion and development of women's sports, and has helped bring many players into the spotlight that may not have been before. This episode was actually done in 2017, so some of the recent events aren't mentioned, because we just weren't there yet. But, this is a great background look on her work. You can check out her website at www.theRugbyBreakdown.com.  Sponsored by: Rugby Outlet Mall use coupon code, "Greaux Rugby" and get 20% off all Rugby Outlet Mall Exclusive Items  Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can
01:05:05
July 14, 2020
Farrah Douglas, Head Coach for Mount St. Mary's Rugby (Episode 18)
Farrah Douglas has been a rugby lifer since she was first introduced to it in college. It's lead her from being a player,  to a coach, to an administrator. On this episode Farrah speaks on how she got started with rugby, how she connects self identification with on-field play, and her journey navigates developing greater self-awareness of her environment and how it reflects on her philosophy of rugby.  Sponsored by-------- Rugby Outlet Mall Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can 
02:00:02
July 7, 2020
Rashad Lipford, founder of North Carolina A&T Rugby (Episode 17)
Rashad Lipford started playing rugby his senior year of high school for proud program, Memphis Inner City Rugby. Which spurned a passion to create a team at the Historically Black College and University, North Carolina A&T. He's been developing the program over the last three years, getting the culture of the program together and has been loving every moment of it. Rashad talks to us about his background and how it came naturally to him to want to a lead the way to founding a rugby team in a historical manner. We also speak on the challenges that he has faced in sustaining school and sports.  Sponsored by:  Rugby Outlet Mall Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Documentary Series
01:14:59
June 30, 2020
James Brunson of North Philly Nomads (Featured in the 2019 movie "The Nomads") (Episode 16)
James Brunson, director and coach for the North Philly Nomads, has been a rugby evangelist since he started playing in college in Hartford, Connecticut. Over 20 years later he has gone from rugby player,  to rugby organizer, to rugby coach, to subject of a feature film, "The Nomads" featuring Tika Sumpter. Brunson has been on a pathway that has lead him to becoming a key figure in the development of youth rugby in the Philadelphia area.  Episode is sponsored by: Rugby Outlet Mall - Equipping you for freedom and connection via rugby Singapore to Tokyo: Anyway We Can - The 7 episode Documentary series, following two men who went on a mission to bike ride across southeast Asia on their way to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Tokyo, Japan. 
01:21:18
June 23, 2020
Matthew Provost of Prairie View A&M Rugby (Episode 15)
Matthew Provost was one of the first rugby players to play for Prairie View A&M Rugby. A former collegiate football player from a small town in Texas, he found himself at the historically black college and university, Prairie View A&M, which lead him down a world of personal change and introspection. Matt talks to us about his former football aspirations, why he decided attend and HBCU, how rugby and HBCUs need each other, and more.  Sponsored by: Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway You Can Documentary Series  Rugby Outlet Mall
01:06:50
June 16, 2020
Nicholas Walcott of the Chicago Griffins Rugby Club (Episode 14)
Nicholas Walcott has had an extremely unique rugby journey. A from D1 College Football player who turned into one of the most influential nightclub promoters in the city of Chicago who found himself playing rugby professionally overseas. A major board member and former player for the Chicago Griffins Rugby Club, Nicholas has been receiving a wide perspective of the sports and rugby industry. A very introspective interview, with many layers.  Sponsored: Rugby Outlet Mall - www.RugbyOutletMall.com Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway You Can Documentary Series 
01:47:18
June 9, 2020
Gift Egbelu of Gift-Time Rugby Network (Episode 13)
We'll be back with a normal episode next week. This week Gift Egbelu gives his thoughts and perspectives on the events that have happened since the George Floyd case, and where he thinks we need to go to moving forward. 
01:10:51
June 2, 2020
Cheta Emba of USA Rugby Women 7s and 15s (Episode 12)
Cheta Emba is one of the leading rugby 7s fullbacks in the world. A Harvard graduate, who has found success in both athletics and academics. We talk about how she started in rugby, her experiences at the Rugby World Cup and the Olympics, and what her platform means to her. Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall, Use Promo Code "Greaux Rugby" for 20% all GTRN & HBCU Rugby Classic Gear Sponsored by Singapore To Tokyo: Anyway We Can Documentary Series
01:49:11
May 26, 2020
Ram Eddings of Gray Wolves Rugby & Head Coach for Idaho State Rugby (Episode 11)
Ram Eddings is a major staple of the growth of rugby in the USA. A 2015 USA Rugby Hall of Fame Life Time Achievement Award recipient, Eddings changed the perception of the sport when he helped to create the Gray Wolves, a predominately African-American rugby touring squad. For over 25 years they played tournaments, not only to just compete, but to establish rugby roots in black and brown communities that could use and opportunity.  Sponsored by Rugby Outlet  Mall Sponsored by documentary series, Singapore to Tokyo: Anyway We Can
01:52:14
May 19, 2020
Charity Williams, Olympic Medalist for Canada Rugby 7s Women (Episode 10)
Charity Williams entered her athletic career as a gymnast, but quickly found success in rugby. Williams talked about her rise through rugby, and how it related back to her day to day life. The experience of being a part of the Olympics, while being the youngest player on the team. She also spoke on how she deals with opponents and what she's looking forward to for this next Olympics.  Charity Williams - Instagram Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall
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May 12, 2020
Seifuddin Saafir of Morehouse College Rugby (Episode 9)
Seifuddin "Seif" Saafir is former rugby player, and current co-coach of Morehouse College Rugby. Saafir was part of the first two Morehouse teams that attended the HBCU Rugby Classic's, and won the second one. Saafir spoke about how Morehouse College Rugby started, what it means to attend a historically black college and university, the challenges of developing rugby in a culture that isn't very aware of the sport, and more.  Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall Follow Morehouse College on Facebook and Instagram
47:28
May 6, 2020
Blaine Scully the Former USA Rugby Captain and Professional Rugby Player (Episode 8)
Blaine Scully is the recently retired former USA Rugby Eagle National Team captain, as well as former player for the Leicester Tigers and Cardiff Blues in Premiership Rugby. Blaine took the time to sit down with us and discuss what it means to be a leader, how maturing in sports is not a linear path way and the ways he has gone about developing in his career. He also talks a little about his new podcast and what it means to him. Great listen and great information.  Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall - Helping to equip you for freedom and network for your journey via rugby
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April 28, 2020
Angela Elena of Switzerland National Women's Rugby Team (Episode 7)
Angela Elena Stadelman is a women's national rugby player from Switzerland. She has accrued a following of over 12,000+ followers on Instagram and has a message to tell. She has been featured on MTV, and other various media networks. Her love for rugby is unlike anyone you have ever met, and she is not afraid to show it. We had a great conversation about her origin stories in rugby, how the country of Fiji changed her life, and how she decided to spread her message of rugby utilizing Instagram.  Follow Angie Elena on IG @ElenaAngieRugby ------------------------------------------------------------ Sponsored by Rugby Outlet Mall
01:15:03
April 21, 2020
Chisa Egbelu of PeduL (Episode 6)
We had a great conversation with Chisa Egbelu of PeduL. PeduL is a platform to ensure that all students have equal access to academic and professional opportunities. Chisa speaks to us on how PeduL can help with young rugby athletes and connecting with corporations for future work, how they got started, and what the USA market is looking for students. Check out PeduL on their website: https://www.pedul.com/ Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @WearePeduL
30:13
April 14, 2020
Phil Thiel, former USA Rugby XVs and Saracens Rugby player (Episode 5)
Phil Thiel played for  USA Rugby from 2008 to 2018 as the primary hooker for the USA Rugby 15s side.  We got to talk about his time at Life University, playing internationally for the Saracens and the USA Rugby national team, as well as post-professional sports life and fatherhood. A Great conversation with a great guy.  Enjoy it! Sponsor: Rugby Outlet Mall: Equipping you for Freedom and Connection on your journey, through rugby.                  Rugby Outlet Mall (website)                  Rugby Outlet Mall (Facebook)                  Rugby Outlet Mall (Instagram)                  Rugby Outlet Mall (Twitter)
01:12:22
April 7, 2020
Rhahim Vital and Michael Toussaint of Prairie View A&M Rugby (Episode 4)
We had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with Prairie View A&M University Rugby team president, Rhahim Vital, and senior and captain, Michael Toussaint. I had the pleasure of meeting them for our first HBCU Rugby Classic back in 2018, and again in 2019. We were preparing for a third comeback here in 2020, but coronavirus struck down. Great interview talking about the impact of rugby on HBCU's (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), the impact that rugby had on their lives, the origin story of the team, how it connects the community together, and more. This is a great sit down for everyone interested in rugby culture and development.   Prairie View A&M Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram  GiftTime Rugby Network: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube  HBCU Rugby Classic: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube
55:35
March 31, 2020
Naya Tapper of USA Rugby Eagles Women (Episode 3)
Naya Tapper came on the show to talk with us. This was part of our promotion leading up to the HBCU Rugby Classic, but of course because of the corona virus we had to cancel. None the less, this was a great conversation about the origins of Naya, as well as what she's doing to try and secure her future while utilizing this global platform of rugby. We get to deep dive into some of the advantages and disadvantages that she's had while advancing her career, and more.  Find Naya Tapper  Instagram: @NayaTapper YouTube: Naya Tapper Twitter: @NayaTapper
47:01
March 23, 2020
Dave Rimes - USA High School All-American (Episode 2)
Dave Rimes is based in Florida, USA. He has played at the North American High School 7s Tournament as a member of the all-star touring squad, Atlantis High School Rugby, as well as a member of the USA High School All-Americans. Rimes has faced his set of challenges during his rugby journey, many coming from his handling of the type 1 diabetes that he carries. We talk about his journey and motivations for why he plays rugby. 
53:04
March 20, 2020
Kyle and Tiana Granby of R.O.O.T.S Rugby (Episode 1)
We bring our old podcast, Greaux Rugby, back from the dead, as we open up with interview with the co-founders of the R.O.O.T.S Rugby team, Tiana and Kyle Granby. R.O.O.T.S Rugby is a touring rugby team that uplifts and brings together players of the African diaspora from all countries, to come play rugby with them at different tournaments around the world. 
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March 16, 2020