Posts tagged USA Rugby
POST PRODUCTION: Rugby World Cup winner Bryan Habana on New York Rugby TV show

Bryan Habana is a Rugby World Cup winning rugby player. He recently turned up on New York’s Rugby Wrap Up show, to talk about receiving the Play Rugby USA Athlete Giving Back Award. I have the privilege of working on the post production and edit of this show. Being a massive rugby fan, it’s always a privilege to be able to work on projects like this, featuring the worlds best players.

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The Guardian features one of my videos

The Guardian has featured one of my videos I edited for New York's Rugby Wrap Up show in an article by Guardian US weekend editor Martin Pengelly on the USA Rugby historic victory over Scotland in Houston on Saturday, 16 June 2018. 

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The greatest sports documentary of all time?

Living With Lions is the warts and all documentary account of the historic 1997 British and Irish Lions Tour of South Africa. This defined sports documentary making for a generation. For me, it combines my love of rugby, and little known to me at the time would be a big influence on my future as a documentary filmmaker.

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RUGBY: USA and Canada to join 6 Nations ?

Six Nations chiefs recently ruled out the introduction of relegation and promotion format to the worlds oldest international rugby tournament.

For all the talk of growing the game by World Rugby, the 8 founder unions of England, France, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa seem to be afraid of losing control of the game and have continually held back the expansion into other countries , instead keeping the game as a cosy old boys club just for them.

In recent years, however, there have been moves by the founder Big 8 unions to move into the Amercian market. 

Therefore, why don't the 6 Nations look to tap into the American market by adding USA & Canada to the tournament and make it 8 nations split into 2 pools of 4 with end of season grand final and relegation playoff with Rugby Europe (6 nations B). TV and sponsors would love it and this would open up the game to continental Europe and North America overnight. Sadly it won't happen as the game is run by officials with self-interest, who are afraid of change and losing control. 

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