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Mark Scoular on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

Perfect has become the enemy of good – Mark Scoular – #96

My guest this week is rugby referee and former Royal Marine – Mark Scoular. This interview was recorded in February of 2023 and we talked about Mark’s early days playing for Carnoustie Rugby Club. We then got into a deep discussion about leadership, teamwork, refereeing principles and mental preparations. And

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Harry Reilly on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

What rugby can learn from curling! – Harry Reilly – #95

My guest this week is Cumnock RFC Rugby Development Officer, Harry Reilly. This interview was recorded in January of 2023 and we talked about Cumnock’s characterful clubhouse, their awesome new pitches and how the players feel about AGP’s. We then dig deep into youth development and find out that Harry

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Jimmy Samuel on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

Ready, Fire, Aim! – Jimmy Samuel – #94

My guest this week is Bannockburn RFC Director of Rugby, Jimmy Samuel. This interview was recorded in January of 2023 and we talked about the incredible project Bannockburn took on in creating a new pitch and installing floodlights. We then dug into Jimmy’s rugby past and what drives him to

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Tim Tunnicliff on the beach in Bali

#92 – Xmas 2022

Welcome to this special festive episode where I talk about a new format for The Amateur Rugby Podcast, my thoughts on the current treatment of referees, some ways to support the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation and the things I’d like for Christmas! LINKS Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/amateurrugbypodcast Doddie Aid – https://doddieaid.com/

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Steve Benson from Ellingham and Ringwood Rugby Club

#91 – Steve Benson

My guest this week is Ellingham and Ringwood RFC President, Steve Benson. This interview was recorded in September of 2022 and we talked about Steve’s playing days – which are still going on by the way – his years in refereeing, and some incredible insight into what it takes to

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Sean Phelan on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

#90 – Sean Phelan

My guest this week is grassroots rugby hero, Mr Fill Your Boots, Sean Phelan. This interview was recorded in August of 2022 and we talked about the roller-coaster that is being a Quins fan, Sean’s early days in rugby at Kingston Rugby Club, the current situation at Racal Decca –

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Jnr Harrison on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

#89 – Jnr Harrison

My guest this week is my former Esher Rugby teammate, Nigerian international and good friend, Jnr Harrison. This interview was recorded in August of 2022 and we talked about Jnr’s start in adult rugby with London Nigerians, the 7’s & beach rugby circuits, Naked lunches (true story) and appearing in

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Jimmy Samuel at Bannockburn RFC

#88 – Stories From… Bannockburn and Haddington rugby clubs.

Welcome to another episode of ‘Stories From…’ where I share anecdotes, stories, and interesting tidbits from my journey around Scotland on the 2022 edition of The Great Rugger Run. This week there are stories from Bannockburn Rugby Club where I interrupt DoR, Jimmy Samuel from a session of digging holes

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