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The Rugby Player

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The Rugby Player podcast dives into the lifestyles of professional rugby players. Hosted by Harry Benno, a player himself, we talk everything from inside the locker rooms to how players fill in their time away of the game.

Latest Episodes

Evan Olmstead - Biarritz Olympique

Evan is a Canadian born professional rugby player contracted with ProD2 club, Biarritz. He moved to Australia at an early age with his family where he spent all his age grade and early senior years playing. Following the 2015 RWC with Canada, Evan got his first pro contract at Newcastle in the Premiership. With over 25 caps for Canada, Evan has gone to 2 Rugby World Cups and has played all over the world. He dives deep into his journey and shares some honest insight into the current climate of the game in Canada, from the national side to the growth of the game and its rising stars. Not to mention some hilarious stories arond ditching a coach in Dublin after curfew and a team film review after a 'social' 4 hour bus trip from a preseason game. It was great to chat with Evan and he certainly gave some amazing stories around his career thus far!

65 min1 w ago
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Evan Olmstead - Biarritz Olympique

Grayson Hart - Bedford Blues

Grayson grew up in Auckland, NZ where he earnt his first professional contract with the Blues before heading over to the Waratahs. An opportunity with Glasgow took Grayson north to play in the PRO14 where he earnt his first cap for Scotland. He is currently based in the UK and most recently has launched his own CBD company with huge success! We touch on some important topics around player welfare and growth of the game. Super honest insight from Grayson that hits hard on this episode!

59 min3 w ago
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Grayson Hart - Bedford Blues

Perry Baker - USA Men’s Sevens

His rugby resume speaks for itself! One of the most decorated and talented players in World Sevens history. That being said, there is so much more to Perry Baker and we dive into what he is doing away from the game. From running youth rugby camps and community outreach to his upbringing and family life, we discuss it all with the fastest rugby player on the planet!

55 minAUG 19
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Perry Baker - USA Men’s Sevens

Tony Lamborn - Auckland Blues

Tony is a New Zealand born professional player with US eligibility through his father and grandparents. Growing up in NZ, Tony discusses his journey to Super Rugby where he is now part of arguably the most exciting squad going around! Representing the USA at the RWC last year he shares insight into his experiences in Japan and how he has become a key member of the national team.

52 minAUG 5
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Tony Lamborn - Auckland Blues

Nate Brakeley - Rugby United New York

Nate is a capped USA Eagle, part of the 2019 World Cup squad and playing for the New York professional team in the MLR. Nevermind the fact that he went to undergrad at Dartmouth and graduated with a masters in mechanical engineering from Cambridge University in the UK. He manages to balance professional rugby, full time work and lifestyle all in NYC!

46 minJUL 15
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Nate Brakeley - Rugby United New York

Harry Johnson-Holmes - NSW Waratahs

Harry plays for the NSW Waratahs in Super Rugby. Along with being a regular starter for the Tahs and a capped Wallaby, he is one of the funniest rugby players you’ll meet. We discussed his pathway into professional rugby, upcoming Super AU competition and a Wallabies debut story that everyone should hear!

57 minJUL 2
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Harry Johnson-Holmes - NSW Waratahs

Ed Slater - Gloucester Rugby

Ed is currently playing for Gloucester in the English Premiership. After early success with previous club Leicester Tigers, Ed has made the move to Gloucester with a talented roster in hopes of another title. We discuss his pathway to professional rugby, England camps and teammates that have impacted his career!

55 minJUN 24
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Ed Slater - Gloucester Rugby

Tayler Adams - Toronto Arrows

Tayler is a New Zealand born professional rugby player based in Toronto playing in the MLR. He has previously been contracted with the Melbourne Rebels and was part of a stacked NZ20s squad from 2013 captained by Ardie Savea.

47 minJUN 10
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Tayler Adams - Toronto Arrows

Harry McNulty - Irish Men’s Sevens

Harry is currently playing for the Irish men’s sevens team and has been with the squad since their introduction to the World Series! Away from the game, Harry has some incredible tales of his travels. We talk about his extremely unique pathway that led him to professional rugby and all the adventures along the way. From training in Fiji with Semi Radradra to hostels in Bosnia with the Irish sevens team!

50 minMAY 27
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Harry McNulty - Irish Men’s Sevens

Ben Pinkelman - USA Men's Sevens

Ben is an American born professional rugby player, captaining the USA Men’s Sevens team as well as representing the USA Eagles at the Rugby World Cup in 2019. Ben shares detail around his world class breakdown skills and player insight touring on the world sevens circuit!

44 minMAY 13
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Ben Pinkelman - USA Men's Sevens

Latest Episodes

Evan Olmstead - Biarritz Olympique

Evan is a Canadian born professional rugby player contracted with ProD2 club, Biarritz. He moved to Australia at an early age with his family where he spent all his age grade and early senior years playing. Following the 2015 RWC with Canada, Evan got his first pro contract at Newcastle in the Premiership. With over 25 caps for Canada, Evan has gone to 2 Rugby World Cups and has played all over the world. He dives deep into his journey and shares some honest insight into the current climate of the game in Canada, from the national side to the growth of the game and its rising stars. Not to mention some hilarious stories arond ditching a coach in Dublin after curfew and a team film review after a 'social' 4 hour bus trip from a preseason game. It was great to chat with Evan and he certainly gave some amazing stories around his career thus far!

65 min1 w ago
Comments
Evan Olmstead - Biarritz Olympique

Grayson Hart - Bedford Blues

Grayson grew up in Auckland, NZ where he earnt his first professional contract with the Blues before heading over to the Waratahs. An opportunity with Glasgow took Grayson north to play in the PRO14 where he earnt his first cap for Scotland. He is currently based in the UK and most recently has launched his own CBD company with huge success! We touch on some important topics around player welfare and growth of the game. Super honest insight from Grayson that hits hard on this episode!

59 min3 w ago
Comments
Grayson Hart - Bedford Blues

Perry Baker - USA Men’s Sevens

His rugby resume speaks for itself! One of the most decorated and talented players in World Sevens history. That being said, there is so much more to Perry Baker and we dive into what he is doing away from the game. From running youth rugby camps and community outreach to his upbringing and family life, we discuss it all with the fastest rugby player on the planet!

55 minAUG 19
Comments
Perry Baker - USA Men’s Sevens

Tony Lamborn - Auckland Blues

Tony is a New Zealand born professional player with US eligibility through his father and grandparents. Growing up in NZ, Tony discusses his journey to Super Rugby where he is now part of arguably the most exciting squad going around! Representing the USA at the RWC last year he shares insight into his experiences in Japan and how he has become a key member of the national team.

52 minAUG 5
Comments
Tony Lamborn - Auckland Blues

Nate Brakeley - Rugby United New York

Nate is a capped USA Eagle, part of the 2019 World Cup squad and playing for the New York professional team in the MLR. Nevermind the fact that he went to undergrad at Dartmouth and graduated with a masters in mechanical engineering from Cambridge University in the UK. He manages to balance professional rugby, full time work and lifestyle all in NYC!

46 minJUL 15
Comments
Nate Brakeley - Rugby United New York

Harry Johnson-Holmes - NSW Waratahs

Harry plays for the NSW Waratahs in Super Rugby. Along with being a regular starter for the Tahs and a capped Wallaby, he is one of the funniest rugby players you’ll meet. We discussed his pathway into professional rugby, upcoming Super AU competition and a Wallabies debut story that everyone should hear!

57 minJUL 2
Comments
Harry Johnson-Holmes - NSW Waratahs

Ed Slater - Gloucester Rugby

Ed is currently playing for Gloucester in the English Premiership. After early success with previous club Leicester Tigers, Ed has made the move to Gloucester with a talented roster in hopes of another title. We discuss his pathway to professional rugby, England camps and teammates that have impacted his career!

55 minJUN 24
Comments
Ed Slater - Gloucester Rugby

Tayler Adams - Toronto Arrows

Tayler is a New Zealand born professional rugby player based in Toronto playing in the MLR. He has previously been contracted with the Melbourne Rebels and was part of a stacked NZ20s squad from 2013 captained by Ardie Savea.

47 minJUN 10
Comments
Tayler Adams - Toronto Arrows

Harry McNulty - Irish Men’s Sevens

Harry is currently playing for the Irish men’s sevens team and has been with the squad since their introduction to the World Series! Away from the game, Harry has some incredible tales of his travels. We talk about his extremely unique pathway that led him to professional rugby and all the adventures along the way. From training in Fiji with Semi Radradra to hostels in Bosnia with the Irish sevens team!

50 minMAY 27
Comments
Harry McNulty - Irish Men’s Sevens

Ben Pinkelman - USA Men's Sevens

Ben is an American born professional rugby player, captaining the USA Men’s Sevens team as well as representing the USA Eagles at the Rugby World Cup in 2019. Ben shares detail around his world class breakdown skills and player insight touring on the world sevens circuit!

44 minMAY 13
Comments
Ben Pinkelman - USA Men's Sevens
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