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Carlin Isles: People shouldn’t be mistreated because of their skin colour

In an exclusive interview with Talking Rugby Union, Carlin Isles discusses the Black Lives Matter movement, why he spoke out about Drew Brees and preparing for Tokyo 2021.
15 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

USA international fly-half Will Hooley to join Saracens

Saracens have secured the signing of USA international fly-half Will Hooley for the 2020/21 season.
23 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

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

AJ MacGinty: Going to Life University was massive for me

After finishing his education in Ireland, AJ MacGinty went straight to the Big Apple and he gives TRU an insight into what life was like as a young player in America ahead of the MLR Draft.
12 June 2020

New York's Greg McWilliams on the continued improvement of rugby in the USA

This Saturday will see the very first Major League Rugby Draft take place and Rugby United New York Coach Greg McWilliams shared his thoughts with TRU.
11 June 2020

MLR: Updates from North America

It has been two and a half months since TRU has provided an update of the goings on in Major League Rugby, so Joe Harvey has done just that.
3 June 2020

TRU Six Pack, Isolation Edition - Blaine Scully, USA Eagles

Latest to answer our quickfire Isolation Edition questions is former USA Eagles captain Blaine Scully.
29 April 2020

Dave Clancy - Developing America

The University of California, Los Angeles has a rich rugby history and Joe Harvey caught up with Dave Clancy, the man who is now charged with taking UCLA forward.
27 April 2020

Mike Friday: Rugby still has a fantastic opportunity to grow in America

Speaking on the latest Talking Rugby Union Podcast, Mike Friday spoke about how he is managing the USA Sevens side from afar, USA Rugby’s recent bankruptcy and how he thinks this period could be used to redevelop the sevens series in order to make it more sustainable for the future.
26 April 2020

TRU Quarantine-Cast 7 - All Things Sevens

Join Joe Harvey as he talks all things sevens with former USA captain Dallen Stanford and current USA 7s coach Mike Friday!
25 April 2020

Blaine Scully: We have a lot of things we need to work on

When Blaine Scully was replaced after only 20 minutes in the USA’s final 2019 World Cup pool stage fixture, little did the wing know that would be the final time he would step out on a rugby field as a player.
20 April 2020

TRU Six Pack, Isolation Edition - Will Magie, Austin Gilgronis/USA Eagles

Next to answer our quickfire Isolation Edition questions is USA international and Austin Gilgronis' Fly-Half Will Magie.
3 April 2020

USA Rugby renames all teams depending upon age group

USA Rugby has made the announcement as of March 19, 2020 that new naming standards for both its men’s and women’s age-grade programs have been introduced.
2 April 2020

USA Rugby files for bankruptcy due to financial constraints

USA Rugby becomes the latest sporting causality of the pandemic coronavirus after it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to financial constraints.
31 March 2020

USA captain Blaine Scully announces retirement from professional rugby

USA captain Blaine Scully has announced his decision to retire from professional rugby with immediate effect.
11 March 2020

MLR 2020: Week Four

After another weekend in which there were surprises, great tries and legends of the game in action, Talking Rugby Union’s Joe Harvey brings you the latest from Major League Rugby.
5 March 2020

MLR 2020: Week Three

The opening two weekends have provided thrills, spills and so much more. Quite frankly, week three was no different. With each side in the league so evenly matched, there is no certainty of one of the leagues perceived stronger sides coming away with four or five points.
27 February 2020

Mtawarira is the big star in Washington, but Mason is making his mark in MLR

There are home debuts and then there are home debuts - and Mungo Mason had a “monster game” last weekend for Washington-based Old Glory DC, according to the experts who pick the Major League Rugby (MLR) team of the week.
20 February 2020