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The Pro Rugby Pod

Insights from people at the top end of the game

I chat with people involved at the top end of the game. We chat about their story, how they do what they do, get their insights and pull back the curtain on what life is like in professional rugby.My name is Brian Moylet
Latest Episode10/24/2021

Getting Contracted to Play Abroad in England - Mack Carson

Ep. 14
Today I chat with Mack Carson, who is a Canadian international, and has been playing in the Allianz Premier 15s for the past couple of seasons, firstly with Bristol and more recently Saracens. I’m currently coaching Mack as she is back in UBC for a semester to finish her degree, before going back to Saracens in January.We chat about what it’s like to play with one of the top teams in the Allianz Premier 15s, which is the most professional women’s league in the world.We also talk about;How she started playing rugby in BC, playing u18s aged 12.How her move to the Allianz Premier 15s came about.Balancing school and playing rugby full time.How the Allianz Premier 15s has moved from amateur to semi-pro.What it’s like playing for Bristol and Saracens.Advice she would give a North American girls thinking of going to England to play.Why it’s more important for women, than men, to balance life outside of rugby.How much women in Canada have to pay to represent their province/country.WXV, the new women’s international global competition.The impact rugby and injuries has on mental health.You can find Mack on instagram @mackcarson11My instagram is The Off Field Rugby Coach @offfieldrugby, any feedback you have or thoughts for the pod, please DM me there, would love to hear them.If you enjoyed the chat please send it to some friends, or share it in a WhatsApp group.Please subscribe/follow the podcast wherever you’re listening.Really appreciate you clicking in, cheers!
10/24/2021

Getting Contracted to Play Abroad in England - Mack Carson

Ep. 14
Today I chat with Mack Carson, who is a Canadian international, and has been playing in the Allianz Premier 15s for the past couple of seasons, firstly with Bristol and more recently Saracens. I’m currently coaching Mack as she is back in UBC for a semester to finish her degree, before going back to Saracens in January.We chat about what it’s like to play with one of the top teams in the Allianz Premier 15s, which is the most professional women’s league in the world.We also talk about;How she started playing rugby in BC, playing u18s aged 12.How her move to the Allianz Premier 15s came about.Balancing school and playing rugby full time.How the Allianz Premier 15s has moved from amateur to semi-pro.What it’s like playing for Bristol and Saracens.Advice she would give a North American girls thinking of going to England to play.Why it’s more important for women, than men, to balance life outside of rugby.How much women in Canada have to pay to represent their province/country.WXV, the new women’s international global competition.The impact rugby and injuries has on mental health.You can find Mack on instagram @mackcarson11My instagram is The Off Field Rugby Coach @offfieldrugby, any feedback you have or thoughts for the pod, please DM me there, would love to hear them.If you enjoyed the chat please send it to some friends, or share it in a WhatsApp group.Please subscribe/follow the podcast wherever you’re listening.Really appreciate you clicking in, cheers!
10/17/2021

The Rugby Bricks Journey & Skills Coaching - Peter Breen

Ep. 13
Today I chat with Rugby Bricks Founder Pete Breen.Pete is a former ITM Cup player, having represented Otago and Northland. Since retiring from the game he has founded Rugby Bricks, which has over 143k followers on instagram and developed the @rugbybricks kicking tees, which are used by some of the best players in the world. On @rugbybricks insta he coaches skills, and sometimes does so with All Blacks. He is also a coach with the Melbourne Storm in the NRL and until very recently the Australian Women’s rugby union team. We chat about all of this, as well as;What he learned from Japan coach Tony Brown.Best advice he got as a fly half.How he became a more effective coach at the international level.How you can get more distance on your kicks.How to be a more accurate goal kicker.Kicking in aussie rules, rugby league and union. What can be learned from each.The story behind why he started Rugby Bricks.Growing Rugby Bricks from day 1 to today.How he got more engagement on his content.Dealing with imposter syndrome.What he does to switch off from the person we see on screen.https://rugbybricks.com/My instagram is The Off Field Rugby Coach @offfieldrugby, any feedback you have or thoughts for the pod, please DM me there, would love to hear them.Thanks to all the people sharing the podcast on their instagram stories (I put a post out for each pod). If you enjoyed the chat, I would be grateful if you sent it to some friends and left a review on Apple Podcasts.Please subscribe/follow the podcast wherever you’re listening.Really appreciate you clicking in, cheers!
10/10/2021

All Things Rugby Nutrition - Dr Graeme Close (England Rugby)

Ep. 11
Today I chat with England Rugby’s Head Nutritionist Dr Graeme Close.Graeme is also the Head of Nutrition on the European Tour of Golf, a Professor of Human Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University and has worked in Premier League Soccer. He is also a former professional rugby league player.We talk about;What it’s like working for Eddie Jones and the English Rugby (RFU) environment.If alcohol has a place at the top level in the modern game.How to fuel your body in the lead up to matches.What to do if you feel you can’t eat before games.His opinions on the vegan / plant based diet and how it affects performance in rugby.Best overall supplement for rugby players.Best pre-workout / pre match supplement.His opinion on whether rugby players should be allowed to smoke weed.His research into CBD.WADA loopholes that allow rugby players to take banned substances.How to gain weight.Biggest mistakes rugby players make around nutrition.You can find Graeme on instagram @closenutritionhttps://www.closenutrition.com/My instagram is The Off Field Rugby Coach @offfieldrugby, any feedback you have or thoughts for the pod, please DM me there, would love to hear them.Thanks to all the people sharing the podcast on their instagram stories (I put a post out for each pod). If you enjoyed the chat, I would be grateful if you also shared the pod and sent it to some friends.Please subscribe/follow the podcast wherever you’re listening.Really appreciate you clicking in, cheers!
9/24/2021

How You Access the FLOW State & Recover Quicker from Injury - Clare Sadler

Ep. 9
Today I chat with Clare Sadler, who is the USA Men’s Sevens Mental Skills Coach.Clare has previously worked with England Rugby, top level football teams and the Premier League. She is also an executive coach to business leaders, a coach developer and a therapist.We talk about;How your beliefs and assumptions dictate what you are capable of.How your personal biases can hold you back.How to access the FLOW State.What you can do to recover quicker from injury, both mentally and physically.How to speed up, or slow down, your nervous system to aid performance and wellbeing.How to use breath work to shift your state and aid recovery.How focusing your attention helps performance and how you can improve yours.How to learn quicker and more effectively.How sleep affects performance.What we can learn from the army to improve training.Difference between coaching men and women.Clare founded the company Beyond Instinct www.beyondinstinct.com , and you can get in touch with her at clare@beyondinstinct.comMy instagram is The Off Field Rugby Coach @offfieldrugby, any feedback you have or thoughts for the pod, please DM me there, would love to hear them.Thanks to all the people sharing the podcast on their instagram stories (I put a post out for each pod). If you enjoyed the chat, I would be grateful if you also shared the pod and sent it to some friends.Please subscribe/follow the podcast wherever you’re listening.Really appreciate you clicking in, cheers!