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Keith Lewis on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

You both might be right – Keith Lewis – #160

My guest this week is Laws Co-ordinator at World Rugby and Founder of, Keith Lewis. We talked about the days when we shared a pitch back in the early 2000’s when I played at Old Colfeians, how Keith got into refereeing and his early influences at Preston Grasshoppers. We

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Matt Groves on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

Does it have any material effect? – Matt Groves – #159

My guest this week is Leicestershire Society referee, Matt Groves. We talked about Matt’s journey to becoming a rugby referee, the opportunities and challenges it provides, and some common myths and misconceptions about volunteer referees in the community game. There are plenty of tips for aspiring referees and useful information

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Premiership Final Review

Premiership Final Review – #158

Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code TARP20 at! #ad #manscapedpod The Premiership Final was a game full of drama, jeopardy and fierce competition. And it went all the way to the final whistle. Join me as I talk through all the major incidents and pay

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Leroy Hughes on The Amateur Rugby Podcast

Hook, Flank and Skipper – Leroy Hughes – #155

My guest this week is former Cheltenham Colts captain – Leroy Hughes. This interview was recorded in April of 2024 and we talked about playing for and captaining the legendary Cheltenham Colts, being able to switch between hooker and openside, and the realities of pushing for higher honours with Moseley.

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Mike Friday - The Amateur Rugby Podcast

You’ve got to play to learn – Mike Friday – #154

My guest this week is USA 7’s Head Coach – Mike Friday. This interview was recorded in April of 2024 and we talked about the development of young, elite players in England. We talk about how the demands have changed over the years, the pros and cons of different pathway

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