Featuring the top folks in the business

ADVANTAGE™ PODCAST

Helping you become the referee everyone wants on their game. Making the right call can change your life.

Hosted by Richard Every

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#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.

#15 / 22 Jan // DANA TEAGARDEN: USA/GER

WORLD RUGBY TRAINER & CITING COMMISSIONER

She paved the way for women’s referees, realizing many firsts. including being the only woman to feature as referee on the Men’s Sevens Series, and make a country’s premier panel.

#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.