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Amateur Rugby Podcast Interview - Dave Phillips

#21 – Dave Phillips

Dave Phillips – ‘Mr Dartfordians’ has been a member of the Dartfordians club since leaving school and has held almost every role within the club over 50 years.  This interview was recorded in December of 2019 and Dave told me the secrets of keeping a club flourishing in this modern age

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Amateur Rugby Podcast Interview - Peter Short

#20 – Peter Short

Peter Short, the former Leicester Tigers, Narbonne and Bath lock forward is my guest this week. Shorty and I caught up in December of 2019 in Dorset, where he now works and lives to talk about the early days of professionalism, what it was like to be involved at Leicester

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Interview - Greg Curtin

#19 – Greg Curtin

Greg Curtin and I are Nomad friends, we met at a big floating conference on a cruise ship in the sea. We then spent 3 weeks living on a beach in Brazil with a load of other nomads where we surfed, worked, did Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and even took part in an

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Interview Stephen Corlett

#18 – Stephen Corlett

SHOWNOTES ‘Taff’ and I played together for many years – bound up in the front row for both Old Colfeians and Kent. This interview was recorded November of 2019 in Amsterdam, where he’s now living, to discuss a multitude of topics and some favourite stories ranging from why amateur rugby is

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James Griffiths interview

#17 – James Griffiths

SHOWNOTES My guest this week is Hollywood Movie director – James Griffiths. Griff was also my team-mate and captain at Old Colfeians but being a Hollywood Movie director sounds somewhat more impressive. This interview was recorded in September of 2019 and it went in all manner of directions. It really

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New Year show - Amateur Rugby Podcast

#New Year

Hello Amateurs, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas out there in Amateur Rugby World. Think of all your professional cousins who had to abstain from the mince pies and glasses of sherry! A lot of clubs play an internal club fixture this time of year – Young uns VS

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SHOWNOTES Hello Ho Ho Amateurs. Welcome to this special, super-short Christmas episode of The Amateur Rugby Podcast. I know everyone is very busy this time of year, so I just wanted to give you a quick update about myself and the podcast and let you know some plans for the

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Geoff Griffiths interview

#16 – Geoff Griffiths

SHOWNOTES Geoff and I met playing for Esher RFC which was one of 4 Championship clubs that he represented. Geoff was a powerful three-quarter and played a lot of 7’s also. This interview was recorded in September of 2019 and we chatted through Geoff’s career and he shared his thoughts

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Colm Hannon interview

#15 – Colm Hannon

SHOWNOTES Colm and I are former team-mates at Esher RFC and both fully paid up members of the front-row union. He is one of the most interesting and engaging characters that I have encountered in the game and I was very excited to sit down and chat with him. The

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Ben Mercer interview

#14 – Ben Mercer

SHOWNOTES Now, Ben and I have never actually met, but he came with a very strong recommendation from a former team-mate of both of ours Geoff Griffiths. Ben has experienced all different sides of rugby over a lengthy playing career and his story is one that I really wanted to

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