RuggaMatrix America Podcasts
RuggaMatrix is BACK and Alex and Bruce check in on why it's getting harder, not easier, to go straight from the college ranks to the Eagles and other elite levels.
No holds barred, as usual.
What is it like to be a professional rugby player?
Do players and coaches really understand?
In RuggaMatrix America Show #178, Alex Goff, Bruce McLane, and Pat Clifton look at the first USA v Canada Rugby World Cup Qualifier, and they're not happy.
RuggaMatrix America is back with Alex, Bruce, and Pat running down the upcoming summer series for the Eagles, and the big news - Coach John Mitchell moving on after the games are done.
USA WNT Head Coach Pete Steinberg speaks with Alex Goff about the Eagle women's team, the World Cup Preparation, and what the future holds.
Steinberg talks about player development, whether his team needs more games, and how Irish Rugby Tours is helping the USA team get ready for Ireland 2017.
Goff Rugby Report editor Alex Goff sat down with USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne to talk business, rugby, and the business of rugby in this in-depth RuggaMatrix America podcast.
Among the topics addressed:
Can USA Rugby afford what it pays national team coaches?
Is the USA Women's 15s team an after-thought?
What is the financial status of USA Rugby?
Give Me Liberty ...
In this latest installment of the RuggaMatrix America podcast, Bruce and Alex talk about Bruce's new plan for a huge college conference, and why it matters. Also - Alex checks in with All American coaches Gavin Hickie (College) and JD Stephenson (U20s) as they talk about player expectations.
In RuggaMatrix Show number 173, Alex, Bruce, and Pat discuss what happened with PRO Rugby.
With Pat's article on Rugby Today outlining financial issues related to the league, the guys look at whether everyone should have seen the problems coming, and whether there's only one direction to point the finger.
Guess what, there's some disagreement.
In Show #172 of RuggaMatrix America, Alex and Bruce look at the Eagles, their losses this November, and what's on the horizon.
Is there reason to be concerned, or reason to think they can win the ARC? Or, oddly, both?
Awesome show on the Men's National Team.
This week Alex, Bruce, and Pat talk about PRO Rugby North America, and have a little peak under the hood to see whether the league has the potential to show some staying power.
There've been growing pains, for sure, and maybe there's a threat on the horizon from other pro competitions (Goff doesn't think so, but that's why they have the discussion).
Alex, Pat, and Bruce look back at Rio and what might have, or perhaps should have, been.
The guys talk selections, tactics, and whether the USA Men's Team and the USA Women's Team met expectations.
It gets a little fractious, but it's entertaining, especially when Bruce weights in on Mike Friday.
The latest RuggaMatrix America podcast, show #169, is all about those rings.
The Olympic Rings, as Alex, Bruce, and Pat talk about how the USA teams will do, who made it onto the squad, and whether late decisions will have an effect.
Some big games coming up, and the guys look at the big decisions that led us here.