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USA Rugby League Show Podcast

The USA Rugby League SHOW hosted by BRIAN LOWE (@BrianDavidLowe)

With a focus on the USA Hawks, as well as player development for American players in USA clubs and overseas, The USA Rugby League SHOW is the official podcast for the USARL aimed at educating and highlighting the efforts of individuals associated with growing Rugby League in the States.

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EPISODE 7

JULY 2018

Copperheads founder Curtis Goddard explains why NRL and SL clubs should add extra international spots to their rosters. Former USA Tomahawk Clint Newton talks about national team selection processes, and Denver sports host and rugby league newbie John Ponist gives us his take on the greatest game of all

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Episode 6

JULY 2018

We do things a little differently on this show by dedicating the first two segments to the coaches and players involved in the Denver Test between England and New Zealand. You’ll hear audio clips of what they said on the whole concept of bringing the game to the US. We’re also joined on the show by USA Hawk and White Plains player/coach CJ Cortalano who tells us about his player path experiences.

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EPISODE 5

JUNE 2018

On this show, USA Hawks head coach Sean Rutgerson talks about the interim train-on squad. Curtis Goddard, the founder of the Copperheads gives us an insight into how hard it was to start up, and English rugby league journalist Gavin Willacy tells us why rugby league 9s should be leading the game’s expansion

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EPISODE 4

June 2018

On this show, we’re joined by respected journalist Steve Mascord to talk about the Rugby League Football International Challenge in Denver. Steve gives us his take on why the game will be a litmus test for things to come.

Up and coming American Monte Gaddis stops by to update us on what he learned playing for Red Star Belgrade. He also talks about his planned Cleveland combine aimed at attracting crossover athletes and any other interested players to form a team in Cleveland.

And Midwest Rugby League CEO Mike Featherstone calls into the show to bring us up to speed on what’s going on with plans to re-establish a Midwest Conference. Mike outlines their blueprint for increasing the number of teams in and around Chicago with the goal of being admitted to the USARL national clubs competition.

We trust that you will enjoy this informative and entertaining episode of the USA Rugby League Show.

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Episode 3

MAY 2018

On this show, we’re joined by USA Rugby League LLC chairman Danny Hanson who talks about the 2018 domestic season schedule, the establishment of a new team and the loss of two other clubs. He also discusses the League’s potential plans for future expansion.

USA Hawks forward Joe Eichner stops by to bring us up to speed on how he’s traveling in Australia where he’s playing for a club in the Group 9 competition in New South Wales. Joe tells us about his experiences so far and how it will benefit his longer term goals.

And special guest Ray Viers reviews his role at a time when rugby league first planted a flag on the US west coast. Ray also makes interesting comparisons between then and now with efforts to promote and stage the inaugural Rugby League Football International Challenge in Denver.

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Episode 2

MAY 2018

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We talk with US Association of Rugby League Inc chairman Peter Illfield about the proposed Denver curtain-raiser between the USA Hawks and Canada Wolverines. Illfield outlines where things stand and why.

Also on the show is newly named assistant coach with the Hawks, Brent Richardson. He gives us an insight into his role, including the main items on the agenda as set out by himself and USA head coach Sean Rutgerson.

And Hawks player Dave Ulch drops in to talk about his new role as coach of the Tampa Mayhem as we get set for the start of the 2018 USARL season.

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Episode 1

The USA Rugby League SHOW is the official podcast for the USARL aimed at educating and highlighting the efforts of individuals associated with growing Rugby League in the United States. 

Episode 1 Guests: Sean Rutgerson New Head Coach of the USA Hawks, Nick Newlin (Atlanta Rhinos 2015 National Championship & USA Domestic Captain) and Steve Williams (USARL Executive Board Member and Communications Manager).  

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