New England to bring in Pom Simona to provide ‘spark’ in title defence

After being unveiled as an assistant coach with the New England Free Jacks, Pom Simona spoke to TRU about what he is looking to bring to Major League Rugby.
17 October 2023

Thomas Grant – Meet the Kiwi hoping to be the voice of North American rugby

With hopes of being one of the lead commentators in Major League Rugby next season, Thomas Grant spoke to TRU about his journey from New Zealand to North America.
13 June 2023

Exclusive – Why Wayne van der Bank has ‘fallen back in love with rugby’ in New England

Enjoying an impressive debut season with the New England Free Jacks in Major League Rugby, Wayne van der Bank spoke to TRU about falling back in love with rugby in America and ambitions for the 2023 season.
1 November 2022

Nehe Milner-Skudder Exclusive: ‘I had all my identity wrapped up in being this All Black’

Now playing his rugby in Major League Rugby for Rugby New York, former All Black back Nehe Milner-Skudder is looking to put several years of injury behind him and spoke to TRU about his return to fitness, rugby in America and more.
19 June 2022

Rugby Rumours: Watson a Tiger, Cipriani in MLR, Tahs for Nadolo and Eddie's Racing

Rugby Rumours: Watson a Tiger, Cipriani in MLR, Tahs for Nadolo and Eddie's Racing
10 May 2022

Exclusive: Championship a ‘step up’ for journeyman Steven Longwell

Jersey Reds tighthead prop Steven Longwell spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about his route to the Championship via America, Italy and his native Scotland.
21 December 2021

Henry Trinder Exclusive: My debt to Gloucester, being at Ampthill and the American Dream

Henry Trinder discusses his upcoming move to Major League Rugby, his stint with Ampthill and his gratefulness to Gloucester.
29 November 2021

Chris Robshaw Q&A Exclusive: Playing in MLR and life in America

In her latest Q&A session for Talking Rugby Union, Elizabeth Cartwright speaks to Chris Robshaw about his move over to America and playing in Major League Rugby.
3 June 2021

Exclusive: Sean McNulty on the LA Giltinis adventure

LA Giltinis hooker Sean McNulty spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about the team’s start to life in Major League Rugby, playing with legendary Wallabies, Nicole Scherzinger and stepping out at the SoFi Stadium this weekend.
14 May 2021

Joe Harvey Column: A summer of rugby like no other

Following the announcement of England’s summer internationals, TRU’s resident North American, Joe Harvey, looks at the positives and negatives for England, the USA and Canada.
12 May 2021

Sebastian de Chaves Exclusive: Success on the field will make us Austin’s team

Ahead of a Texas Cup clash against Houston SaberCats, the Austin Gilgronis’ Sebastian de Chaves spoke to TRUs Joe Harvey about life in the USA and his hopes for this season.
1 April 2021

Seven months without rugby for players over thanks to the World Tens Series

Ahead of the second round of fixtures on the World Tens Series in Bermuda, TRU have caught up with Westcliff’s Jake Campey and Seattle Seawolves' Ben Cima.
29 October 2020

James the Jackal ready to live US dream

James Malcolm believes the experiences he has gone through with Glasgow Warriors, Doncaster Knights and London Scottish in recent years will help him as he steps out of his comfort zone to move to Dallas in a few months’ time.
19 August 2020

Exclusive: Harry Barlow - The former Harlequin hoping to take America by storm

After his move to the New England Free Jacks was announced last week, TRU spoke to former England U20 cap and National League player Harry Barlow.
19 August 2020

Zack Test - The Eagle that went to Loughborough

Zack Test experienced university rugby in England during his time at Loughborough and now the San Diego Legion coach hopes the system in the USA can follow suit by producing players who are ready to take the next step.
24 July 2020

Lee Radford's new challenge in rugby union with the Dallas Jackals

Lee Radford has been associated with rugby league for the past 23 years, but now he is making his steps in rugby union over in the USA.
6 July 2020

From BUCS to MLR - Adrian Wadden is hoping to make an impact at the Arrows

After three seasons wearing the purple of Leeds Beckett University, Adrian Wadden has returned to Canada in order to represent the Toronto Arrows in Major League Rugby.
24 June 2020

Andrew Durutalo on getting ready for life after rugby

Having played rugby professionally with Ealing, Worcester and the Sunwolves in his career, Andrew Durutalo moved back to America mid-season to take up a role with USI Insurance Services in Seattle.
19 June 2020

TRU Talks - Ross Neal

In the latest edition of TRU Talks, Joe Harvey speaks with former Wasps and London Irish player Ross Neal about his time in Major League Rugby.
16 June 2020

The changing face of college rugby with Colton Cariaga

With the first ever Major League Rugby Draft just over a day away, TRU's Joe Harvey has spoken to Life University Men’s Rugby head coach, Colton Cariaga about the process.
12 June 2020