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"EVERY LEGEND HAS A STORY, WE'RE HERE TO SHARE IT"⁣⁣World Rugby Commentator Dallen Stanford and International 7s Coach Robin MacDowell talk with legendary players and coaches about their past, present and future.⁣⁣Welcome to the Hive!🎧 anchor.fm/rugbyhiveInstagram | @MyRugbyHiveFacebook | RugbyHiveTwitter | @RugbyHiveYouTube | https://bit.ly/RugbyHive-YT#RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

Latest Episodes

Lesley McKenzie | Episode 19

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Lesley McKenzie for #RugbyHive Episode 19. Capped 25 times for Canada, McKenzie represented her country at the 2006 and 2010 Rugby World Cups. During University she played with the UBC Thunderbirds for 5 years, transitioning into coaching the squad from 2008-2013. While in New Zealand McKenzie worked as the Wellington women's development co-coordinator, as well as being a game development officer for Wanganui Rugby RFC. McKenzie was an assistant coach with the Japanese Women’s 7s program at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, before taking over the Head Coach role for the Japanese Women's 15s side. In today's episode we talk about growing up in the Mountains in Fort Nelson, Canada. We chat about her how she got started playing rugby, transitioning to coaching, her time in New Zealand, and ultimately her current role with the Japanese Women’s 15s program. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

64 min2 d ago
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Lesley McKenzie | Episode 19

Chris Wyles | Episode 18

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Chris Wyles for #RugbyHive Episode 18. Wyles played 54 times for the USA Eagles from 2007 to 2015, taking part in 3 Rugby World Cups and was named Captain America for the 2015 event in England. He represented USA Rugby for 3 years on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, scorching 50 tries in just 13 tournaments. He returned to play Sevens and wear the USA jersey at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Wyles also played over 250 times for Saracens from 2008 to 2018, winning 4 Premiership Rugby titles and two European Championships. Following his retirement from the game, he founded Wolfpack Lager with fellow Saracens teammate Alistair Hargreaves. In today's episode we talk about growing up in America, studying politics at the University of Nottingham, and starting his own business. We chat about the 2007 World Rugby Try of the Year scored by Taku Ngwenya, playing international 7s and 15s, the comeback for the Olympic Games and success on and off the field with Saracens. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

46 min1 w ago
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Chris Wyles | Episode 18

Clark Laidlaw | Episode 17

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Clark Laidlaw for #RugbyHive Episode 17. Laidlaw represented Scotland on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series from 2001 to 2007. In 2017 he took over the All Black 7s role and within a year guided New Zealand to two titles: the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, California, and Gold at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia. In 2020 his Kiwi side won the HSBC Sevens World Series - bringing back the prestigious title to the people of New Zealand for the first time in 6 years, ending the longest drought for the number 1 rugby nation in the world. In this mammoth episode we talk about Laidlaw's Scottish roots, how he took over from the legendary Coach Sir Gordon Tietjens, what is the All Black way, and the culture of his squad. We delve into Olympic Games preparation, bringing in All Blacks 15s players ahead of the Olympics, managing players at multi sport events, plus Laidlaw’s coaching philosophies, favorite NZ moment, the influence of the great Tomasi Cama and much more! We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

96 min2 w ago
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Clark Laidlaw | Episode 17

Andy Friend | Episode 16

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Andy Friend for #RugbyHive Episode 16. Friend has coached rugby at the top level since it became professional 25 years ago. He has worked with the New South Wales Waratahs (Australia), the Brumbies (Australia), Suntory Sungoliath (Japan), Canon Eagles (Japan), Harlequins (England), Connaught (Ireland) as well as being the Technical Advisor to the Australian Wallabies under Eddie Jones - during the 2002 Tri Nations Series and 2003 Rugby World Cup. He was also the Australian 7s Head Coach for the Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In this episode we take a deep dive into the world of coaching, how to bring the best out of your players, how the athlete has changed in 25 years, developing coaching philosophies and principles. We talk about switching between coaching 7s and 15s, large multi-sport events and advice for aspiring coaches. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

60 minOCT 22
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Andy Friend | Episode 16

Alev Kelter | Episode 15

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Alev Kelter for #RugbyHive Episode 15. Kelter is the 4th highest point scorer in history on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, behind Canada’s Ghislaine Landry and Kiwi’s Tyla Nathan-Wong and Portia Woodman. This past season, however, Kelter was the leading point scorer in the world. She is the most capped USA Eagle ever to play on the Series - and will be heading to her second Olympic Games in Tokyo, 2021. In today’s episode we reveal more about her amazing family, what her name means, her versatile background in sports and attending the University of Wisconsin with her twin sister. We chat about her remarkable entry into rugby from having never touched a rugby ball to representing her country. After 6 years on the Series, and several different USA coaches, Kelter is perfectly positioned to provide insight into the Women’s game. She has advice for younger players, and reveals why rugby’s ethos and values are unmatched by any other sport. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

53 minOCT 14
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Alev Kelter | Episode 15

Nate Hirayama | Episode 14

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Nate Hirayama for #RugbyHive Episode 14. Hirayama has played in 5 Rugby World Cups representing Canada at the Sevens World Cup in Moscow (2013) and San Francisco (2018), as well as the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups. He’s toured the world for 15 years on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Hirayama (1,859) is the 3rd highest points scorer of all-time alongside the great Ben Gollings (2,652) from England and New Zealand’s playmaker Tomasi Cama (2,026). He is 7th in the world for most tournament appearances, with 79 events, debuting back in 2006. He was part of the Gold medal Canadian 7s team at the Pan American Games in 2011 (Guadalajara) and 2015 (Toronto), as well as winning Silver in 2019 (Lima). In today’s episode (which was recorded during April 2020 during the early stages of lockdown) we chat about his childhood, mentors and coaches, playing international 7s at just 18 years of age, and his experiences at 3 different Rugby World Cup campaigns. We look at advice he imparts for younger players, how he managed to last like an action hero on the Series, favorite tries, highlights representing his country and of course best and worst room mates on tour! His greatest honor lies await, captaining Canada at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

45 minOCT 7
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Nate Hirayama | Episode 14

Frankie Horne | Episode 13

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Frankie Horne for #RugbyHive Episode 13. Synonymous for running people over, Horne is one of the most famous forwards to have played on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, representing his country for 10 years. Highlights outside of steam rolling both Rugby Hive co-hosts, Horne became the first player in history to play in 50 consecutive tournaments. It’s no wonder they called him Frank the Tank. He was a member of the first ever Blitzbok 7s team to win the Series title for South Africa in 2008/2009. Horne also won a Gold medal at the 2015 Commonwealth Games against rivals New Zealand. Upon retiring in 2016, he had scored 59 tries and took part in 68 consecutive tournaments on the Sevens Series. In this episode we talk about growing up in South Africa, overcoming Doctors orders not to play contact sport, and his second love, the great outdoors. We cover his brilliant Sevens career, his 7s Dream Team, which 3 forwards are his favorite from the Blitzboks, and why Chris Dry was his best and worst room mate on tour. We discover how Horne fell into coaching rugby, and his involvement at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS). Plus one of the best pranks ever pulled by a guest on the Rugby Hive! We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

65 minSEP 30
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Frankie Horne | Episode 13

Chris Brown | Episode 12

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Chris Brown for #RugbyHive Episode 12. Brown is the winner of the Capgemini Coach of the Series Award in 2019 for his role with the USA Women’s Eagles, taking them to a Silver Medal finish, their best ever result in history on the HSBC Sevens World Series. Brown started on the Sevens Series years back with Mike Friday taking charge of Kenya, elevating the Africans to their best ever finish on the Series in 2009, placing number 6 on the planet. Brown then moved to America with Friday, spending 4 years with the USA Men’s program, turning their results around in dramatic fashion from 13th in the world to 6 in 2018. It was fitting that Mike Friday stood along Chris Brown accepting the Coach of the Series Award in 2019 with the Men’s USA Eagles placing 2nd on the Series, playing in all 10 semi finals that season. In this episode we look back to Brown’s upbringing that saw him drop out of High School to play for the All Blacks, we track his amazing journey to South Africa, Kenya and eventually the USA. We talk about coaching insights into developing world class programs, how Friday and him took the USA Men to their first tournament win on the Series, how the USA Women finished on the podium, and what an extra year could do for his USA Women's 7s side ahead of the Olympic Games in Japan! We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

44 minSEP 24
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Chris Brown | Episode 12

Mark Robertson ������ | Episode 11

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Mark Robertson for #RugbyHive Episode 11. Robertson is the 3rd most capped Scotland 7s player of all-time, scoring 106 tries, with just three other players from his country having breached the century mark. He played on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series across 57 tournaments from 2006 to 2017, with enough stamps in the passport to fill up a Harry Potter novel. Robertson hails from Melrose, Scotland, the birthplace of sevens rugby. He is also part of an elusive club, with his father Keith representing Scotland in 44 Test matches. Robertson is an Olympic Silver medalist with Great Britain - playing in the 2016 rugby 7s final against Fiji in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In today’s episode we talk about growing up in a small town, the importance of goal setting and having mentors, representing Scotland on the World Series and how Great Britain won a rugby Silver medal at the Olympic Games with Head Coach Simon Amor. We chat about his nickname 'Skinny Fat', having the worst birthday date on the planet, and his current contract with ASM Clermont Auvergne in France. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

53 minSEP 16
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Mark Robertson ������ | Episode 11

Joel Stransky & Gareth Rees | Episode 10

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legends Joel Stransky and Gareth Rees for #RugbyHive Episode 10. Gareth Rees captained Canada 23 times, winning 55 Caps and scoring 487 Test points. He played in the first four Rugby World Cups in 1987, 1991, 1995 and 1999, cementing his name in rugby history as the only player to do so. He played professionally for several clubs in his career including Newport, Wasps and Harlequins as well as the famous Oxford University team and later represented the prestigious Barbarians. In 2010, Rees was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. He and fellow inductee Brian Lima of Samoa were the first members from outside the traditional rugby playing nations. He was inducted in the British Columbia Rugby Hall of Fame and the Canada Sports Hall of Fame as the first and only rugby player. Rees donated one of his rugby boots to be bronzed and used as a trophy to be competed for annually by St. Michaels and Oak Bay High School. Joel Stransk...

58 minSEP 9
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Joel Stransky & Gareth Rees | Episode 10

Latest Episodes

Lesley McKenzie | Episode 19

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Lesley McKenzie for #RugbyHive Episode 19. Capped 25 times for Canada, McKenzie represented her country at the 2006 and 2010 Rugby World Cups. During University she played with the UBC Thunderbirds for 5 years, transitioning into coaching the squad from 2008-2013. While in New Zealand McKenzie worked as the Wellington women's development co-coordinator, as well as being a game development officer for Wanganui Rugby RFC. McKenzie was an assistant coach with the Japanese Women’s 7s program at the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco, before taking over the Head Coach role for the Japanese Women's 15s side. In today's episode we talk about growing up in the Mountains in Fort Nelson, Canada. We chat about her how she got started playing rugby, transitioning to coaching, her time in New Zealand, and ultimately her current role with the Japanese Women’s 15s program. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

64 min2 d ago
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Lesley McKenzie | Episode 19

Chris Wyles | Episode 18

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Chris Wyles for #RugbyHive Episode 18. Wyles played 54 times for the USA Eagles from 2007 to 2015, taking part in 3 Rugby World Cups and was named Captain America for the 2015 event in England. He represented USA Rugby for 3 years on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, scorching 50 tries in just 13 tournaments. He returned to play Sevens and wear the USA jersey at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Wyles also played over 250 times for Saracens from 2008 to 2018, winning 4 Premiership Rugby titles and two European Championships. Following his retirement from the game, he founded Wolfpack Lager with fellow Saracens teammate Alistair Hargreaves. In today's episode we talk about growing up in America, studying politics at the University of Nottingham, and starting his own business. We chat about the 2007 World Rugby Try of the Year scored by Taku Ngwenya, playing international 7s and 15s, the comeback for the Olympic Games and success on and off the field with Saracens. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

46 min1 w ago
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Chris Wyles | Episode 18

Clark Laidlaw | Episode 17

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Clark Laidlaw for #RugbyHive Episode 17. Laidlaw represented Scotland on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series from 2001 to 2007. In 2017 he took over the All Black 7s role and within a year guided New Zealand to two titles: the Rugby World Cup 7s in San Francisco, California, and Gold at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia. In 2020 his Kiwi side won the HSBC Sevens World Series - bringing back the prestigious title to the people of New Zealand for the first time in 6 years, ending the longest drought for the number 1 rugby nation in the world. In this mammoth episode we talk about Laidlaw's Scottish roots, how he took over from the legendary Coach Sir Gordon Tietjens, what is the All Black way, and the culture of his squad. We delve into Olympic Games preparation, bringing in All Blacks 15s players ahead of the Olympics, managing players at multi sport events, plus Laidlaw’s coaching philosophies, favorite NZ moment, the influence of the great Tomasi Cama and much more! We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

96 min2 w ago
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Clark Laidlaw | Episode 17

Andy Friend | Episode 16

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Andy Friend for #RugbyHive Episode 16. Friend has coached rugby at the top level since it became professional 25 years ago. He has worked with the New South Wales Waratahs (Australia), the Brumbies (Australia), Suntory Sungoliath (Japan), Canon Eagles (Japan), Harlequins (England), Connaught (Ireland) as well as being the Technical Advisor to the Australian Wallabies under Eddie Jones - during the 2002 Tri Nations Series and 2003 Rugby World Cup. He was also the Australian 7s Head Coach for the Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In this episode we take a deep dive into the world of coaching, how to bring the best out of your players, how the athlete has changed in 25 years, developing coaching philosophies and principles. We talk about switching between coaching 7s and 15s, large multi-sport events and advice for aspiring coaches. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

60 minOCT 22
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Andy Friend | Episode 16

Alev Kelter | Episode 15

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Alev Kelter for #RugbyHive Episode 15. Kelter is the 4th highest point scorer in history on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, behind Canada’s Ghislaine Landry and Kiwi’s Tyla Nathan-Wong and Portia Woodman. This past season, however, Kelter was the leading point scorer in the world. She is the most capped USA Eagle ever to play on the Series - and will be heading to her second Olympic Games in Tokyo, 2021. In today’s episode we reveal more about her amazing family, what her name means, her versatile background in sports and attending the University of Wisconsin with her twin sister. We chat about her remarkable entry into rugby from having never touched a rugby ball to representing her country. After 6 years on the Series, and several different USA coaches, Kelter is perfectly positioned to provide insight into the Women’s game. She has advice for younger players, and reveals why rugby’s ethos and values are unmatched by any other sport. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

53 minOCT 14
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Alev Kelter | Episode 15

Nate Hirayama | Episode 14

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Nate Hirayama for #RugbyHive Episode 14. Hirayama has played in 5 Rugby World Cups representing Canada at the Sevens World Cup in Moscow (2013) and San Francisco (2018), as well as the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups. He’s toured the world for 15 years on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Hirayama (1,859) is the 3rd highest points scorer of all-time alongside the great Ben Gollings (2,652) from England and New Zealand’s playmaker Tomasi Cama (2,026). He is 7th in the world for most tournament appearances, with 79 events, debuting back in 2006. He was part of the Gold medal Canadian 7s team at the Pan American Games in 2011 (Guadalajara) and 2015 (Toronto), as well as winning Silver in 2019 (Lima). In today’s episode (which was recorded during April 2020 during the early stages of lockdown) we chat about his childhood, mentors and coaches, playing international 7s at just 18 years of age, and his experiences at 3 different Rugby World Cup campaigns. We look at advice he imparts for younger players, how he managed to last like an action hero on the Series, favorite tries, highlights representing his country and of course best and worst room mates on tour! His greatest honor lies await, captaining Canada at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

45 minOCT 7
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Nate Hirayama | Episode 14

Frankie Horne | Episode 13

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Frankie Horne for #RugbyHive Episode 13. Synonymous for running people over, Horne is one of the most famous forwards to have played on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, representing his country for 10 years. Highlights outside of steam rolling both Rugby Hive co-hosts, Horne became the first player in history to play in 50 consecutive tournaments. It’s no wonder they called him Frank the Tank. He was a member of the first ever Blitzbok 7s team to win the Series title for South Africa in 2008/2009. Horne also won a Gold medal at the 2015 Commonwealth Games against rivals New Zealand. Upon retiring in 2016, he had scored 59 tries and took part in 68 consecutive tournaments on the Sevens Series. In this episode we talk about growing up in South Africa, overcoming Doctors orders not to play contact sport, and his second love, the great outdoors. We cover his brilliant Sevens career, his 7s Dream Team, which 3 forwards are his favorite from the Blitzboks, and why Chris Dry was his best and worst room mate on tour. We discover how Horne fell into coaching rugby, and his involvement at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport (SAS). Plus one of the best pranks ever pulled by a guest on the Rugby Hive! We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

65 minSEP 30
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Frankie Horne | Episode 13

Chris Brown | Episode 12

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Chris Brown for #RugbyHive Episode 12. Brown is the winner of the Capgemini Coach of the Series Award in 2019 for his role with the USA Women’s Eagles, taking them to a Silver Medal finish, their best ever result in history on the HSBC Sevens World Series. Brown started on the Sevens Series years back with Mike Friday taking charge of Kenya, elevating the Africans to their best ever finish on the Series in 2009, placing number 6 on the planet. Brown then moved to America with Friday, spending 4 years with the USA Men’s program, turning their results around in dramatic fashion from 13th in the world to 6 in 2018. It was fitting that Mike Friday stood along Chris Brown accepting the Coach of the Series Award in 2019 with the Men’s USA Eagles placing 2nd on the Series, playing in all 10 semi finals that season. In this episode we look back to Brown’s upbringing that saw him drop out of High School to play for the All Blacks, we track his amazing journey to South Africa, Kenya and eventually the USA. We talk about coaching insights into developing world class programs, how Friday and him took the USA Men to their first tournament win on the Series, how the USA Women finished on the podium, and what an extra year could do for his USA Women's 7s side ahead of the Olympic Games in Japan! We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

44 minSEP 24
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Chris Brown | Episode 12

Mark Robertson ������ | Episode 11

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legend Mark Robertson for #RugbyHive Episode 11. Robertson is the 3rd most capped Scotland 7s player of all-time, scoring 106 tries, with just three other players from his country having breached the century mark. He played on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series across 57 tournaments from 2006 to 2017, with enough stamps in the passport to fill up a Harry Potter novel. Robertson hails from Melrose, Scotland, the birthplace of sevens rugby. He is also part of an elusive club, with his father Keith representing Scotland in 44 Test matches. Robertson is an Olympic Silver medalist with Great Britain - playing in the 2016 rugby 7s final against Fiji in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In today’s episode we talk about growing up in a small town, the importance of goal setting and having mentors, representing Scotland on the World Series and how Great Britain won a rugby Silver medal at the Olympic Games with Head Coach Simon Amor. We chat about his nickname 'Skinny Fat', having the worst birthday date on the planet, and his current contract with ASM Clermont Auvergne in France. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast anchor.fm/rugbyhive Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends

53 minSEP 16
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Mark Robertson ������ | Episode 11

Joel Stransky & Gareth Rees | Episode 10

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legends Joel Stransky and Gareth Rees for #RugbyHive Episode 10. Gareth Rees captained Canada 23 times, winning 55 Caps and scoring 487 Test points. He played in the first four Rugby World Cups in 1987, 1991, 1995 and 1999, cementing his name in rugby history as the only player to do so. He played professionally for several clubs in his career including Newport, Wasps and Harlequins as well as the famous Oxford University team and later represented the prestigious Barbarians. In 2010, Rees was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. He and fellow inductee Brian Lima of Samoa were the first members from outside the traditional rugby playing nations. He was inducted in the British Columbia Rugby Hall of Fame and the Canada Sports Hall of Fame as the first and only rugby player. Rees donated one of his rugby boots to be bronzed and used as a trophy to be competed for annually by St. Michaels and Oak Bay High School. Joel Stransk...

58 minSEP 9
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Joel Stransky & Gareth Rees | Episode 10
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