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The Canadian Ruck

The Canadian Ruck

Author: Jamie Gray

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These podcasts will be about rugby in Canada. We will look at the game nationally, provincially, at the high school and rookie rugby levels.
Each pod we have a special guest on to chat rugby and here some great rugby stories.
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This pod we catch up with Canadian superstar and electrifying Glasgow Warriors winger, DTH van der Merwe. It was a great conversation about DTH's story, his thoughts on the game and his disappointment that he can't get ketchup chips in Scotland. Enjoy!
Episode 3 - Yves Pellerin

Episode 3 - Yves Pellerin

2020-02-1501:20:10

This podcast we speak with Yves Pellerin, the President of the NBRU and member of the Moncton Black Tide. Yves talks to us about the direction of Rugby in NB and that is my focus in the intro. Sit back, grab a beer and enjoy! Remember to reach us at the below if you have any questions, comments or ideas: Twitter - @CanadianRuck Instagram - the_canadian_ruck Facebook - @theCanadianRuck Email - TheCanadianRuck@gmail.com
Episode 39 - Matt Heaton

Episode 39 - Matt Heaton

2020-09-2001:12:30

Join the Canadian Ruck as we chat with Rugby Canada's and Rugby Atlanta's Matt Heaton. Matt is coming off a terrific 2019 RWC and a season in which he earned the 2019 RC Player of the Year for men's 15s. It's a great conversation and one you won't want to miss! Kick back, relax and crack a beer!
Episode 38 - Pat Parfrey

Episode 38 - Pat Parfrey

2020-09-1301:12:49

Join the Canadian Ruck as we welcome Pat Parfrey to the pod. Pat is a national rugger from Newfoundland who also toils with the Toronto Arrows of the MLR. On top of that, Pat is also taking his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at Memorial University and was the 2019 recipient of the Rugby Canada Canadian Shield winner. Listen to his rugby story, plus his rendition of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song. Kick back, relax and crack a beer!
Episode 37 brings Sophie de Goede to the Canadian Ruck. The young #8 has made a powerful impact with RC in a short time, being named the Top #8 in the world by Rugby World Magazine. Join us for our conversation on rugby, playing multiple sports and life. Kick back, crack a beer and enjoy!
Join the Canadian Ruck as we have a great conversation with Hubert Buydens. Hubert played a number of matches with Canada as a prop and recently retired after the 2019 RWC. Hear some good rugby banter with Hubert and learn of his fascination with prison rodeos! Kick back, relax and crack a beer!
Join the Canadian Ruck as we welcome retired Canadian 2nd rower, Brett Beukaboom! Brett was a fierce competitor for Canada and also for the Cornish Pirates in England. Listen to Brett's story and his thoughts on the game, not to mention the good work he's doing for Iroquois Roots Rugby! Sit back, crack a beer and enjoy!
Episode 34 - Mark Wyatt

Episode 34 - Mark Wyatt

2020-08-1801:17:00

Join the Canadian Ruck as we host Rugby Canada Hall of Fame member, Mark Wyatt! Mark was a scintillating player for Canada in the 80s & 90s and captained Canada at the RWC in '91. Join us as Mark shares his rugby journey. Kick back, crack a beer and enjoy!
Episode 33 - Nadia Popov

Episode 33 - Nadia Popov

2020-08-1201:18:26

Pod 33 brings us the stellar Nadia Popov. Not only did Nadia play for Team Canada, she did so while bringing attention to important mental health issues. Now that she's hung up her cleats (hopefully temporarily) she is pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. Kick back, crack a beer and enjoy the show!
Episode 32 - Ray Barkwill

Episode 32 - Ray Barkwill

2020-08-0701:13:38

Join us for Pod 32 with Canada's long-time hooker, Ray Barkwill. Ray is a great storyteller and we shared many laughs! Listen to hear his insight on hooking and the birth of a great nickname, RoadKill! Kick back, crack a beer and enjoy!
Episode 31 - Jeff Hassler

Episode 31 - Jeff Hassler

2020-08-0201:29:52

Pod 31 brings us tough and dynamic Canadian winger, Jeff Hassler. Jeff talks to us about his career with Canada, the Ospreys, being voted to an all-star team during RWC 2019 and boat races with NFL teams. Kick back, crack a beer and enjoy!
Pod # 30 is a great conversation with Karen Paquin! Make sure you tune in to hear her insight on the women's game and share in some of the laughs. We also learn about her love of ice-canoeing! Sit back, crack a beer and enjoy!
Episode 29 - Pam Buisa

Episode 29 - Pam Buisa

2020-07-2659:38

Episode 29 is a great one! Join us as we discuss rugby and the Black Lives Matter movement with rising Canadian 7s star, Pam Buisa. Pam is a great player studying Poli-Sci...She'll be running the country within 20 years! Kick back, crack a beer and enjoy this great pod!
Episode 28 - Jamie Cudmore

Episode 28 - Jamie Cudmore

2020-07-1901:23:38

Enjoy pod 28 as we chat with the Pacific Pride head coach, Jamie Cudmore. Jamie talks to us about his time with RC, his 4 RWCs tourneys, the Pacific Pride program and much more. This is a great conversation with laughs and great rugby banter! Kick back, crack a beer and enjoy!
Join us this pod for a great conversation with RC S & C and Talent ID man, Adam Kleeberger. You'll remember Adam from the 2011 RWC in NZ where he started the Fear the Beard movement. Along with his tenacious tackling, Adam has a great rugby mind and should serve RC well in his role as Talent ID. Sit back, crack a beer and enjoy the show!
What a great pod this week! Doug Fraser comes back for his 2nd round on the Canadian Ruck and we welcome 2019 Rugby World Cup winner Tendai "The Beast" Mtawarira from South Africa! Join us for a walk through the 2019 RWC with Tendai and share some laughs with the two teammates of Old Glory DC of the MLR.
Episode 25 - Phil Mack

Episode 25 - Phil Mack

2020-07-0143:14

Join us this pod for dynamic scrum-half, Phil Mack! Enjoy Phil's take on rugby in Canada and of being a player/coach for Seattle in the MLR. Phil was a gritty player and brings that to the Canadian Ruck!
Welcome Back! We've been off a couple of weeks, but we are back and excited for our first guests after our mini-vacation. We have Damo & Toby from the Super Rugby Podcast! We talk Super Rugby Aotearoa, share some laughs and have a great conversation about rugby. Enjoy!
Episode 23 - Doug Fraser

Episode 23 - Doug Fraser

2020-06-1001:25:47

Join us this pod for Old Glory DC wing, Doug Fraser. Doug speaks with us about rugby in Canada and the US capitol, plus we dig in deep on the plague of racism. You're not going to want to miss this pod!
Episode 22 - Kingsley Jones

Episode 22 - Kingsley Jones

2020-06-0301:07:32

This pod we had the privilege of chatting with the Canadian Men's National Team head coach, Kingsley Jones. Join us for a great conversation around the game from a world class coaches point of view!
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