#22 / 19 Mar // BEN CROUSE: SA
SA RUGBY REFEREE
A World Rugby Sevens Circuit referee for 5 years, refereeing at the Olympics and World Cup, and amassing more than 150 matches. He now focuses on 15’s, refereeing in the Currie Cup Premier Division, and he is now here in the USA for 6 weeks, refereeing in Major League Rugby.
#21 / 4 Mar // AMELIA LUCIANO: USA
USA ELITE REFEREE
Scientist and Rugby Referee, with a PHD from YALE in Pharmacology, and is a postdoctoral research associate at UMASS Medical School. One of the top referees in the USA, now making her mark beyond the US, being selected for the first World Rugby Women’s HP camp in Stellenbosch.
#20 / 26 Feb // GREG GARNER: ENG
PRO14 ELITE REFEREE MANAGER
Greg shares many insights to shaping the future of rugby across 5 countries as manager of the PRO14, plus, his pathway to his long career as professional and international referee within the RFU, what makes a good referee, and analyzing performance.
#19 / 19 Feb // AMANDA COX: USA
USA ELITE REFEREE COACH
Player and co-founder of the hugely successful women’s Raleigh Venom team, who shifted to referee coaching, where she is making her mark beyond the US borders, being selected for the first WR Women’s HP camp in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
#18 / 12 Feb // ALAIN ROLLAND: IRELAND
WORLD RUGBY MATCH OFFICIAL MANAGER
One of the Modern game's great referees and World Rugby Match Official Manager talks about his rugby life, as Ireland player and his refereeing career that culminated in the 2007 World Cup Final.
#17 / 5 Feb // RHYS JONES: WALES
WORLD RUGBY GAME ANALYSIS MANAGER
He has been an integral part of rugby analysis since the early days of its inception and has had a massive impact on our game contributing data that has influenced law and safety changes.
#16 / 29 Jan // STEPHEN LIGHT: SA
LEADERSHIP & EXECUTIVE COACH
He’s been a high level referee in both South Africa and England, is one of the best Leadership coaches, with his company PeopleActiv LTD, working with the likes of Craig Joubert and PRO14.
#14 / 15 Jan // LYNDON BRAY: NZ
SUPER RUGBY GAME MANAGER
He talks about his long career as international referee and as manager, his global success and continued positive influence in the game.
#13 / 8 Jan // ROB DEBNEY: ENG
MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY REFEREE COACH
Rob chats about his refereeing career, iron man training, diet and weight loss, and most importantly, his key insights into referee coaching and development.
#12 / 1 Jan // 2018 HIGHLIGHTS - PART 2
The second part of 2018 highlights featuring Corris Thomas, Chris Pollock, Phil Dunne, Scott Green and Tappe Henning.
#11 / 25 Dec // 2018 HIGHLIGHTS - PART 1
The first part of 2018 highlights featuring Kaplan, Joubert, Alhambra Nievas, Steve Lander and Dave Hadfield.
#10 / 18 Dec // SCOTT GREEN: NZ/USA
MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY REFEREE
Scott talks about bays and bays, fires on ice, how he got into refereeing, his quick rise and his preparation to referee the first Major League Rugby Final.
#9 / 11 Dec // TAPPE HENNING: SA/SCOTLAND
SCOTLAND REFEREE COMMISSIONER
A true influencer, Tappe Henning, talks about his career at the top of the game, World Rugby Assessor and Selector in both forms of the game, and one of the authors of the simplified Law Book.
#8 / 4 Dec // PHIL DUNNE: IRELAND
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
From the esteemed House of Gryffindor. He is a sports performance specialist in strength and conditioning and performance analysis, working for World Rugby for over 9 years.
#7 / 27 Nov // ALHAMBRA NIEVAS: SPAIN
WORLD RUGBY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
She shares how her dreams to fly to the moon took her on a journey of self-discovery and finding the game that can benefit society. She talks about her goals and new challenges.
#6 / 20 Nov // DAVE HADFIELD: NZ
PSYCHOLOGIST & MENTAL SKILLS COACH
Legendary New Zealand and Psychologist and Mental Skills expert, talks about the foundation to being a successful referee, player, and in life, through controlling the controllables.
#5 / 13 Nov // STEVE LANDER: ENGLAND
MAJOR LEAGUE RUGBY REF DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
He shares his time as consultant with the 2003 World Cup winners, England, his very successful refereeing career in Sevens and 15s, and vision as MLR ref coach,.
#4 / 6 Nov // CORRIS THOMAS: WALES
WORLD RUGBY ANALYST MANAGER
Architect of "De Minimis Non Curat Lex", setting the foundation for modern refereeing. He refereed Munster's famous victory over the All Blacks, and is the originator of rugby trends analysis.
#3 /30 Oct // CHRIS POLLOCK: NZ
WORLD RUGBY HP REF CONSULTANT
He talks about the bay, his work with international teams to, his refereeing career, including his British & Irish Lions experience, journey to the World Cup, and lightsabers.
#2 / 23 Oct // CRAIG JOUBERT: SA
WORLD RUGBY REFEREE TALENT DEVELOPMENT COACH
Richard chats to Craig Joubert about their early careers and antics in SA, the technical aspects of CJ's refereeing in 15s and his role with World Rugby.
#1 / 16 Oct // JONATHAN KAPLAN: SA
FORMER WORLD RUGBY TEST REFEREE
Kaplan discusses his career, how he shaped his goals, his books, parenting, Richard's whistle, the state of the game and the future of rugby.