#5: Steve Lewis, Jamaica 7s Head Coach & Two-Time USA Rugby Coach of the Year
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by Craig Wilson, The Contact Coach
1y ago
Can you share some valuable lessons you learned from these experiences? Key theme- connection Steve has an incredible coaching journey and has been involved at all levels of the game. He is a two-time USA Rugby Coach of the Year and holds a level 400 coaching qualification. Steve has won a National Championship and is currently working with the Jamaican National Sevens teams and Army West Point Women. Steve is also the Director of Rugby Operations for New York's professional team in Major League Rugby.   ..read more
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#26 Luke Lewis: "Success is built upon a pile of failures"
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by Craig Wilson (The Contact Coach)
1y ago
Luke is a Welsh coach who is now living in America and has a wealth of experience in both rugby and S&C coaching. Luke began his rugby coaching career after gaining his BSc in Exercise Science and eventually coached for the WRU.  Following this, he changed his focus and moved to America to achieve a master's degree in Strength and conditioning, where he has since coached elite level athletes in multiple sports such as the UFC’s Dustin Poitier. Luke has recently returned to coaching rugby while utilizing his S&C background in prestigious American colleges like Penn State Universit ..read more
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#15: Robbie Deans, Crusaders Head Coach (7 x Super Rugby Winner), Australia & Panasonic Wild Knights
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by Craig Wilson (The Contact Coach)
1y ago
On this #rw3, I am joined by Robbie Deans. Robbie provides advice on how to set a team up for success. Robbie has so much wisdom to give that I broke my own rule and published the full 6 minutes! It's worth it.  As a player, Robbie is an All Black and also represented Canterbury on 145 occasions. As a coach, he is the most successful Super Rugby coach in history, winning 5 Super Rugby titles and another 2 as a manager with Crusaders. Robbie was the Wallabies Head Coach between 2008 and 2014, where we won the Tri-Nations in 2011. Since the Wallabies, he has been with the Panasonic Wild Kn ..read more
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#24 Dallen Stanford: Behind The Scenes of a World Rugby Commentator
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by Craig Wilson, The Contact Coach
1y ago
It is a pleasure to share wisdom from one of North America's standout characters, Dallen Stanford. He represented USA 7s and is now a leading figure in the commentary world covering international XV, World 7s Series and Major League Rugby.  Commentating on a match is much more than it seems, so join me in diving behind the scenes to learn on what happens to ensure the viewer receives a fantastic experience!  www.thecontactcoach.com ..read more
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#3: Ian Gibbons, Head of Performance, San Diego Legion
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by Craig Wilson, The Contact Coach
1y ago
Ian, a widely respected S&C coach in the rugby world shares what a week can look like to ensure a team is peaking for game day. The most important day of all! Ian, a former professional player in the English premiership as worked under some of the best coaches in the world, including Eddie Jones when they were both at Saracens. Ian's rugby journey has seen him work with Kenya Men's 7s, USA Eagles Women's 7s and XVs and Major League Rugby. Ian has been influenced by Eddie Jones and Fergus Connolly. You can find further reading for them both at the links below. Eddie Jones Autobiography ..read more
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#12: Nathan Grey, Australia Defense Coach, Super Rugby Winner (Coach, 2014) & Australia (35 Caps)
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by Craig Wilson (The Contact Coach)
1y ago
In this #rw3 show, I am joined by Nathan Grey. Nathan shares his wisdom on the tackle technique. He breaks down what he feels are the main components for making a successful tackle.  Nathan is a 35 capped Wallaby and during this time won the World Cup in 1999. Domestically, he played 94 times for Waratahs in Super Rugby. Nathan moved into coaching in 2010 with the Rebels. In 2013, Michael Cheika brought Nathan to Waratahs and soon the team won the 2014 Super Rugby competition. Nathan continued his relationship with Cheika, and he became the Wallabies defense coach in 2015 through 2019. N ..read more
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#10: Mat Turner, Seattle Seawolves & England 7s
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by Craig Wilson, The Contact Coach
1y ago
In this #RW3 show, Mat shares what it is like to play professional rugby in the United States and why it has an exciting future.  Mat has been a professional player for 12 years and has represented England 7s at 34 World Sevens Series Tournaments, scoring 92 tries. More recently, Mat has played for the Seattle Seawolves in Major League Rugby, winning the championship twice in 2018 and 2019. Mat will continue with the seawolves as a player-coach for the 2021 season.  ..read more
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#8: Frankie Horne, South Africa 7s Legend
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by Craig Wilson, The Contact Coach
1y ago
Frankie played an incredible 68 Sevens World Series tournaments consecutively. In this show, Frankie shares what happened behind the scenes and discussed the people that helped along the way.  Frankie is now the Head of 7s at the Stellenbosh Rugby Academy and helps nurture the next crop of world-stars.  ..read more
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#1: Josh Macy, Head Coach, Lindenwood University (USA)
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by Josh Macy, Head Coach, Lindenwood Rugby
1y ago
One of the most influential coaches in the US Collegiate game (5 x national champion!) shares an early story that shapes every environment he now leads. It's the ultimate story of putting the team first in a setting you would not suspect! Josh also shares how the book 'Talking to Strangers' by Malcolm Gladwell has been a powerful resource for Josh's coaching journey. Talking to Strangers https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Strangers-Should-about-People/dp/0316478520 Lindenwood Rugbyhttps://spark.adobe.com/page/zZgEzEymd48BL/ --- Social Media Links Instagram: @thecontactcoach Twitter: @thecon ..read more
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#19: Brian Ashton MBE, Former England & Bath Head Coach and Mentor to Premier League Coaches
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by Craig Wilson (The Contact Coach)
1y ago
On this show, I am joined by Brian Ashton MBE. Brian is revered as being one of the most forward-thinking coaches in the game. His coaching career has seen him lead Bath, Ireland, and England. He also built England Rugby’s academy that has created a stream of world-class players. Outside of rugby, Brian mentors coaches within the Premier League.  This show is brought to you by World Rugby Shop. Visit www.worldrugbyshop.com for all your rugby needs! Rugby Wisdom is supporting Ruck ALS. A great group of people that provide memory-making events, financial support, and home modifications to ..read more
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