Episode 42

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17th Sep 2019

10:50pm

RWC Eve: Major League Rugby coaching announcements (EOD242)

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Ahead of the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Aaron, Craig and Josh break down all the Major League Rugby news you need to know, including coaching announcements and expedition game recaps.

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11th Sep 2019

11:00pm

Introducing: Earful of Fantasy (ep. 2)

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Welcome to episode 2 of Earful of Fantasy, the fantasy football pod hosted by Liam Poach and Chris Maitland. The two mad men of fantasy recap their week one fantasy action and share their takes as the NFL heads into week two.

Episode 41

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10th Sep 2019

9:45pm

RWC warm up: Eagles fly over Canada (EOD241)

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The Eagles clench their final Rugby World Cup warm up against Canada and Liam catches up with Rugby Atlanta’s visit to Boston to take on Mystic River. Special guest Craig Gridelli.

Episode 40

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5th Sep 2019

5:45pm

Quick Hit: Canada V. USA World Cup Warm Up (EOD240)

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Aaron Castro and Craig Gridelli talk through the Eagle's trip north to face Canada for both nations' final Rugby World Cup warm up.

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5th Sep 2019

4:33am

Introducing: Earful of Fantasy (ep. 1)

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Welcome to the very first episode of Earful of Fantasy, the fantasy football pod hosted by Liam Poach and Chris Maitland. The two mad men of fantasy give their takes on the NFL fantasy football world, as well as developments around the National Football League.

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1st Sep 2019

4:15pm

Earful of Fantasy trailer

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Welcome to Earful of Fantasy, fantasy football talk with Poach and Chris starting September 4. Live on Facebook each Wednesday at 7:30pm ET, and on your favorite podcast provider every Thursday morning.

Episode 39

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21st Aug 2019

12:09am

Quick Hit: NBC Sports and the Rugby World Cup (EOD239)

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Aaron and Craig talk through NBC's RWC package, its value versus cost and what viewers should expect from the upcoming competition. They also take questions during this Facebook Live segment.

Episode 38

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14th Aug 2019

12:56am

PNC week 3: Heartbreaker vs Japan and Aaron Abroad (EOD238)

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We're going full international this week, checking in on the final round of the Pacific Nations Cup and hear all about Aaron's trip down-under.

Episode 37

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7th Aug 2019

2:00am

PNC week 2: Eagles over Samoa (EOD237)

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It was a wild ride for the USA as AJ McGinty, and a few others, beat Samoa 13-10 in week 2 of the PNC. The guys will also preview week 3; USA vs Japan, Canada vs Tonga, and Fiji vs Samoa.

Episode 36

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31st Jul 2019

1:28am

PNC week 1: USA Routs Canada and the Pacific Island Mud Bowl (EOD236)

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The guys are back with a recap of week 1 of the Pacific Nations Cup. Corey makes a BIG announcement and Aaron, Liam and Josh talk through USA’s upcoming match against Samoa.

Episode 32

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25th Jul 2019

1:45am

Lineouts EP 32 - Chance Wenglewski, USA Eagles

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Chance Wenglewski took some time away from Pacific Nation's Cup Camp to chat with Earful of Dirt's Aaron Castro about his rugby journey.

Episode 35

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24th Jul 2019

9:50am

Major League Rugby news roundup and PNC preview (EOD235)

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Earful of Dirt’s Aaron Castro and Josh Fredlund, along with special guest Craig Gridelli, check in on headlines from Major League Rugby and do a deep dive into the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup.

Episode 31

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17th Jul 2019

11:19pm

Lineouts EP31- Jude Kerrison, ref on The Bachelorette

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Jude Kerrison was selected to referee and teach the contestants the game of rugby on the Newport, Rhode Island, episode of The Bachelorette. Earful of Dirt’s Arron Castro talks with Jude about his rugby background and his experience on the show.

Episode 30

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10th Jul 2019

2:48pm

Lineouts EP 30- Hope Rogers, USA Women Eagles

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Hope Rogers, USA Women's Eagles No 223 has been around the park as an International rugby player. On the eve of her 28th cap she chats with Earful of Dirt’s Aaron Castro about her rugby journey from high school to present day.

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8th Jul 2019

5:25pm

Super Series Round 3 Post Match Comments from Captains and Coaches

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Following Rounds 3's matches we were able to speak with Captain Gaelle Hermet and Head Coach Annick Hayraud of France, Head Coach Glenn Moore of the Black Ferns, Captain Elissa Alarie of Canada Women, and Head Coach Simon Middleton of the Red Roses.

Episode 29

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27th Jun 2019

5:11am

Lineouts EP 29- Kristine Sommer, USA Womens Eagles

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Aaron sits down with Kristine Sommer to discuss her journey in advance of the 2019 Super Series. Kristine is a Lock/Flanker for the USA Women Eagles. Kristine was a multi-sport athlete growing up and thru High School before she found Rugby at UCSB. At every level she has achieved and always sought to better herself. In 2017 she earned her first cap as Eagle #263 and has been a key part of the tight-five since.

Episode 28

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24th Jun 2019

3:15am

Lineouts EP 28- Rob Cain, USA Women Eagles

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Aaron gives an overview of the US Women Eagles selected for the 2019 World Rugby Women's Super Series in San Diego. After that he sits down with Rob Cain to discuss most of the development year going back to the November Tour, Opportunity Development Camps, and the victory over the Women Barbarians. For Tickets, check out usarugby.org/superseries2019

Episode 34

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19th Jun 2019

2:00am

Major League Rugby week 21: Seawolves Repeat as Champions (EOD234)

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With the seawall in full effect, the Seattle Seawolves mauled over San Diego Legion for a last second try, thus becoming two-time MLR champs!

Episode 33

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12th Jun 2019

10:02am

Major League Rugby Semi-Finals: Seawolves Back in the Ship, Legion Make it (EOD233)

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The 2019 Major League Rugby semifinals took place last weekend and they were a couple of show stoppers. San Diego squeaked past Rugby United New York, while Seattle handled their business against Toronto.

Episode 32

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5th Jun 2019

2:32am

Major League Rugby week 19: The Playoffs Are Set; Staff Changes Aplenty (EOD232)

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The 2019 Major League Rugby playoff field is set. The guys recap this past week and look forward to the Semi-Finals. Also, staff changes are happening quickly as the season draws to a close.

Episode 31

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29th May 2019

2:31am

Major League Rugby week 18: Playoffs Get Complicated & Parity Makes a Comeback (EOD 231)

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Houston gets its first winning streak, RUNY escapes NOLA, Toronto rolls over Glendale and Utah draws with Seattle. Featuring special guest host Craig Gridelli.

Episode 30

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22nd May 2019

2:47am

Major League Rugby week 17: Houston Upsets NOLA and Legion Punch Their Ticket (EOD 230)

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The Houston SaberCats pulled off a huge upset, beating NOLA. The San Diego Legion secured a playoff spot with a win over Utah. RUNY and Seattle are making the race for the last playoff spots very interesting.

Episode 29

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15th May 2019

3:00am

Major League Rugby week 16: San Diego Takes Control, Toronto Wins x2 (EOD 229)

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Toronto won twice in a four day span, San Diego leaped to the top of the standings and Seattle held on to defeat RUNY in New York.

Episode 28

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8th May 2019

9:23am

Major League Rugby week 15: A Big Easy Cruise, A Mile High Mauling & East Coast Rugby (EOD228)

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NOLA keeps bringing in the bonus points with a win over Austin, Glendale put up a record-tying 64 points against Utah, Toronto wins in last minute against Legion, and RUNY shuts out Houston.

Episode 27

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1st May 2019

1:36am

Major League Rugby week 14: Blowout City & a Colorado Surprise (EOD227)

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Glendale recovers from last week’s shellacking, Utah out-muscles Austin in the second half, Toronto beats Seattle whistle to whistle, and San Diego makes a play for the top spot in MLR.

Episode 26

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24th Apr 2019

2:21am

Major League Rugby week 13: Close Calls, a Blowout & a Let Down (EOD226)

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RUNY & Seattle both won close battles, San Diego crushed Glendale, and Houston couldn't keep it up in Toronto.

Episode 25

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17th Apr 2019

1:15am

Major League Rugby week 12: Bad Turf, Slow Play & Weather Delays (EOD225)

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NOLA wins ugly against Utah, the turf gets destroyed in Houston, San Diego runs over RUNY and weather causes the postponement of Austin vs. Toronto.

Episode 24

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10th Apr 2019

10:53pm

Major League Rugby week 11: It's Like a Broken Record (EOD224)

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Utah, Houston, Toronto, and Austin started strong and finished poorly. The top teams (RUNY, Glendale, NOLA, San Diego, Seattle) are starting to separate themselves.

Episode 23

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2nd Apr 2019

11:37pm

Major League Rugby week 10: Close Calls, A Blowout & Texas Hold'Em? (EOD223)

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In Major League Rugby Week 10 action, RUNY scrapes by Austin, Toronto sets records against Utah, Glendale leaves it till the end against NOLA, while Seattle & San Diego get enough cards to play poker.

Episode 22

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27th Mar 2019

3:50am

Major League Rugby week 9: ‘Cats Wake Up, NOLA Tastes Fear (EOD222)

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Houston earns its first win of the season over a team not based in Texas. Austin shows growth in a close loss to NOLA. And RUNY takes the Raptors for a ride at Coney Island.

Episode 21

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20th Mar 2019

3:29am

Major League Rugby Week 8: Ties, Tries & Red Cards (EOD 221)

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If drama is what you crave, then MLR week 8 was just what you wanted to see. There were last minute wins, a couple blowouts, one big fight and of course a draw. The guys go over all this and more this week on Earful of Dirt.

Episode 20

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11th Mar 2019

12:00am

Major League Rugby Week 7: The Rise of the Oitomen Empire in Toronto (EOD220)

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In what would have been a crowning match for the San Diego Legion to solidify their position on top of the table sees them defeated by the visiting Toronto Arrows. The Raptors and Seawolves climb the ladder.

Episode 19

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6th Mar 2019

4:22am

Major Leaguer Rugby Builds a Snowman or Two, Week 6 Recap, World League (EOD219)

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There was a lot of snow and a couple surprise results in Major League Rugby, while NOLA Gold found their way back to the top of the standings. Meanwhile, USA national team falter in Seattle against Uruguay. The guys break down all the action and more this week!

Episode 18

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27th Feb 2019

2:23am

Major League Rugby week 5 - Draw? What's a Draw? (EOD218)

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The guys look at all the week 5 action including tough losses in Texas for AER and SaberCats, while San Diego ascend to the top spot Major League Rugby during NOLA's bye week. And lest we forget, MLR experienced its first-ever draw over the weekend as well.

Episode 17

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20th Feb 2019

3:35am

Major League Rugby Week 4 Sees RUNY Strike Gold, Austin continues tumbling (EOD2017)

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In a factually challenged edition of Earful of Dirt, the guys discuss New York handing NOLA its first loss of the season. The Legion make it three straight while the Raptors notch their first win. Finally, Seattle stayed strong at home against Toronto. All this and more in Major League Rugby week 4.

Episode 16

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13th Feb 2019

3:30am

#GumboRugby is here in week 3 of Major League Rugby (EOD216)

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Welcome to Gold Reign and Gumbo Rugby as NOLA Gold continue their climb to the top of the standings. The Seawolves find the league tougher than their championship season, while Toronto brings a win home from Austin. The Eagles are smacked down by the Argentina XV in a contentious battle in Argentina. Canada continues their plunge.

Episode 15

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6th Feb 2019

1:13am

Major League Rugby Week 2 – NOLA On Top, Legion and Seawolves Caught Out In The Rain (EOD215)

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In week two of Major League Rugby action the Utah Warriors opened on the road against Austin Elite. NOLA Gold - missing internationals - still managed to defeat the Raptors. And San Diego battled the Seawolves in hurricane-like conditions leading to a Legion win.

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30th Jan 2019

3:07am

The Grudgematch in Tukwila, Major League Rugby is Here to Play (EOD214)

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The first week of Major League Rugby has come and gone. It was a weekend full of parity with all matches being decided by a combined ten points. Houston SaberCats defeated Austin Elite Rugby, NOLA Gold snuck past Toronto Arrows, Rugby United New York bested San Diego and the Seattle Seawolves repeated its championship victory over Glendale Raptors.

Episode 13

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23rd Jan 2019

5:07am

On The Eve of Major League Rugby Season 2, the Pre-Season Poll (EOD213)

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We're five days out, time for the guys to come to blows over team standings at the start of the season. Aaron, Liam and Corey also look at the last batch of preseason matches that took place last weekend.

Episode 12

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16th Jan 2019

1:58am

That one time RUNY missed the bus, Major League Rugby Pre-Season (EOD212)

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Lots of preseason matches over the weekend, but not for RUNY after a bus accident in Manhattan ended their planned face off with the Arrows in Buffalo. The Houston Sabercats hosted a Friday night fixture against the Austin Elite for Rugby enthusiasts that attended the National Development Summit. Glendale Raptors traveled to San Diego in a pre-season test winning 38-31. USA Rugby and Canterbury have signed a long term kit provider deal.

Episode 27

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4th Jan 2019

4:11am

Lineouts EP27- Malcolm May, NOLA Gold

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Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro sits down with Malcolm May of New Orleans Gold to discuss his rugby story. Major League Rugby's second season kicks off Saturday, January 26.

Episode 11

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19th Dec 2018

2:32am

Exhibition Blowouts and a Coach Lands in Atlanta (EOD211)

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Rugby United New York and NOLA GOLD dominated in recent exhibition matches with both teams making the century mark in their score lines. Also, the guys discuss Scott Lawrence’s appointment to lead Atlanta’s MLR expansion.

Episode 26

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10th Dec 2018

9:57pm

Lineouts EP26- Ryan Fitzgerald, GM NOLA Gold

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Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro sits down with Major League Rugby’s NOLA Gold GM Ryan Fitzgerald to discuss New Orleans’ recruitment strategy for the 2019 season. How do you build a team to endure 16 fixtures in a 19 week season?

Episode 10

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5th Dec 2018

5:00am

Major League Rugby exhibition action with RUNY, Free Jacks, Sabercats (EOD210)

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With Aaron lost out in the wilderness, it falls to Liam and Corey to cover all the Major League Rugby action from the weekend. Rugby United New York traveled to Boston to face the New England Free Jacks, barely making it out of there alive, while the Sabercats knocked off the Austin Blacks with relative ease.

Episode 9

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28th Nov 2018

5:08am

Eagles’ Ascending, Thank You Major League Rugby (EOD209)

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The USA Eagles have reached 12th place in world rankings after a year's worth of hard work and the leadership of Coach Gary Gold. The guys talk over the Ireland and Romania match and look ahead to Americas Rugby Championship.

Episode 8

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14th Nov 2018

2:50am

Major League Rugby's 2019 Schedule, USA v Samoa, and Canada v Repechage (EOD208)

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Major League Rugby announced its 2019 schedule, giving the boys plenty to talk about. They also talk through USA’s historic win over Somoa and consider Canada’s tough road through the repechage tournament to RWC2019.

Episode 7

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7th Nov 2018

3:48am

What happens in Chicago ends up on a podcast, MLR adds two! (EOD207)

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The Earful of Dirt boys (at least half of them, anyway) were in Chicago last weekend for the Rugby Weekend featuring men's and women's USA teams facing New Zealanders, along with Ireland against Italy. They go over all the happenings in the Windy City, along with news from Major League Rugby.

Episode 6

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31st Oct 2018

2:22am

Raptors extend losing streak, RUNY launches U-20 program (EOD 206)

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Glendale hosted the Americas Combine last week, culminating in the Raptors losing an exhibition match to the America's Rugby Selects team 59-31. The guys also look at Major League Rugby’s representation on USA men’s team for the autumn tour as well as RUNY’s newly announced U-20 program.

Episode 5

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24th Oct 2018

1:33am

Arrows Trounce Free Jacks, USA Women's 7s Take Silver (EOD205)

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The New England Free Jacks traveled north to Halifax, Nova Scotia, only to come home defeated by the Ontario Arrows. And Josh Fredlund drops in with a match report from the HSBC women’s 7s tour stop in Glendale.

Episode 4

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17th Oct 2018

7:22am

DC Major League Rugby Update, APC and Club Recaps (EOD204)

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Aaron and Corey take care of business in Liam’s absence, covering news out of DC MLR, recapping a rough Americas Pacific Challenge for the USA Selects, and hitting on club matches and players that will have an effect on Major League Rugby going into the 2019 season.

Episode 3

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10th Oct 2018

4:24am

Americas Pacific Challenge Round 1, MLR News, Club Updates (EOD203)

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The boys breakdown the USA Selects performance in the Americas Pacific Challenge. A bit light on the Major League Rugby news front this week, but who's to say the news drops weren't big? Let's explore the club game a bit and those effects.

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3rd Oct 2018

12:27am

Major League Rugby’s Strategic Partnerships and… a giveaway? (EOD202)

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The boys discuss weekend club action as Old Blue traveled to Mystic and lay the hammer down. They also look at how the presence of international talent from Uruguay and France will impact Major League Rugby's 2019 season. And they share how listeners can get their hands on a pair of tickets to The Rugby Weekend Tripleheader presented by UL, coming to Chicago in November.

Episode 1

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26th Sep 2018

12:26am

WE'RE BACK BABY! Major League Rugby Off-Season (EOD201)

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The guys come back from summer vacation to find their inboxes full and two new Major League Rugby teams waiting to be discussed. Buckle up folks, there is a lot of ground to cover.

Episode 25

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22nd Aug 2018

10:03am

Lineouts EP25- Rob Cain, USA Women Eagles XVs

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Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro talks with USA women’s XVs Head Coach Rob Cain to discuss his rugby journey and how he came to the Eagles job.

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1st Aug 2018

9:47am

Lineouts Extra- Rugby Technique: Purpose of the Scrum w/Gordon Hanlon

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Gordon Hanlon joins Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro for part 7 of our Rugby Technique series. This time, they discuss purpose of the scrum in Rugby XVs and delve into coaching the scrum from a technical perspective.

Episode 45

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26th Jul 2018

1:39am

Earful of Dirt EP45- Rugby World Cup 7s, Major League Rugby Offseason?

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In season 1’s final episode, the guys hear about Aaron's trip to San Fransisco and the World Cup 7s tournament. Then focus shifts to wild speculation about Major League Rugby season 2.

Episode 24

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18th Jul 2018

1:40am

Lineouts EP24- KeVon Williams, USA Eagles 7s

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Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro talks with USA men's 7s KeVon Williams about his breakout season on the HSBC Sevens World Series, his humble beginnings at New Mexico Highlands and his best memories from last season.

Episode 23

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13th Jul 2018

1:06am

Lineouts EP23- Natalie Kosko, USA Eagles 7s

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Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro talks with Natalie Kosko about her journey to the USA women's 7s team, the WPL Champion and trials surrounding returning to the game from a second major knee injury.

Episode 44

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11th Jul 2018

1:42am

Earful of Dirt EP44- Major League Rugby Championship: Seawolves Win!

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The Seattle Seawolves played their most dynamic match of the season showing themselves to truly be the best team in Major League Rugby, overcoming perennial favorite Glendale Raptors 23-19 to claim the America’s Championship Shield.

Episode 43

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4th Jul 2018

2:42am

Earful of Dirt EP43- Major League Rugby Semi-finals

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The Major League Rugby semis, though predictable in their outcome, were, none-the-less EPIC. Two fantastic contests pitted San Diego Legion against Seattle Seawolves and later Glendale Raptors faced Utah Warriors. The guys revisit the weekend of action plus big news flew in from the coast on Sunday.

Episode 42

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26th Jun 2018

11:47pm

Earful of Dirt EP42- Major League Rugby Week 10, Legion Spoil Raptors’ Perfect Season

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This week in Major League Rugby action, Utah Warriors secured their place in the playoffs by defeating the Houston Sabercats, while San Diego Legion sheared the wings off the Glendale Raptors on Saturday night.

Episode 41

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20th Jun 2018

1:34am

Earful of Dirt EP41- Major League Rugby Week 9, Scratch That - Let’s Talk USA Eagles!

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The Glendale Raptors proved they’re #1 in the league with a win over Seattle, and the USA Eagles notch a great victory over Scotland. Aaron recounts his time in Houston, closing a bar down, singing Oh Flower of Scotland and trying to locate Greg Laidlaw.

Episode 40

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13th Jun 2018

2:43am

Earful of Dirt EP40- Major League Rugby Week 8, Raptors regain their perch

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We're in week 8 of Major League Rugby action and there has been another shift in the standings. The Raptors find themselves back on top following a bonus point win over the SaberCats. Currently only Houston have no chances to make the playoffs due to their six losses. But somehow, NOLA gold still has a shot provided they win and everyone else but Austin has bad days at the office. San Diego moves back into playoff contention after their defeat of New Orleans but will face a hungry Austin team next weekend that currently sits third in the Standings. Utah having moved out of the top 4 during their bye week also controls their own destiny.

Episode 39

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6th Jun 2018

2:52am

Earful of Dirt EP39- Major League Rugby Week 7, Austin Climbs to Third, USA V Russia Preview

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In week 7 of Major League Rugby we've seen Austin defending their home ground against Utah to remain undefeated in Round Rock. Zin Zan Elan-Puttick had a great performance from fullback with two tries. All that plus news, views, abuse and lots of match coverage.

Episode 38

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31st May 2018

1:19am

Earful of Dirt EP38- Major League Rugby Week 6, the Great SD Thumping

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The Earful of Dirt guys have recaps and reactions to Seattle Seawolves’ win over NOLA Gold, Austin’s easy win over San Diego Legion, and Utah Warrior’s narrow victory over Houston Sabercats. That plus all the news, views and abuse you can handle!

Episode 37

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23rd May 2018

12:33am

Earful of Dirt EP37- Major League Rugby Week 5, Seattle Makes a Statement

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For a short weekend of matches, Major League Rugby really packed in the action! NOLA Gold sneaked one past Houston Sabercats while Seattle Seawolves showed why they are in second place while easily downing Utah Warriors.

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18th May 2018

3:52am

Lineouts International- Victor Ramalho, Portal do Rugby

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Earful of Dirt co-host Dan Browne talked with Victor Ramalho, Founder of Portal do Rugby, Brazil's #1 rugby site. They discussed the overall structure of South American rugby, the future plans for a SA pro league and delved deep into the Brazilian rugby scene.

Episode 22

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17th May 2018

2:16am

Lineouts EP22- Gary Gold, USA Eagles

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Gary Gold, new head coach of the USA Eagles, the men’s national rugby team, discusses this coaching philosophy and experiences around the globe with Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro.

Episode 36

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16th May 2018

12:18am

Earful of Dirt EP36- Major League Rugby Week 4, Raptors Continue Epic Flight

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Week four of Major League Rugby was another outstanding display of what rugby could be in the United States. The Earful of Dirt guys go over all the action and some HUGE news out of Washington D.C.

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9th May 2018

1:36am

Earful of Dirt EP35- Major League Rugby Week 3, Legion Rising

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This week on Earful of Dirt we’ll see how the crew fared in their picks for Major League Rugby Week 3. We go over a weekend that saw San Diego Legion vault to the top of the table behind Glendale Raptors, and witnessed Hanco Germishuys shine for Austin Elite Rugby.

Episode 21

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8th May 2018

9:13am

Lineouts EP21- Chris Cracknell, San Diego Legion

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Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro sits down with Chris Cracknell, San Diego Legion Forwards Coach, to discuss rugby story along with his thoughts on Major League Rugby.

Episode 20

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3rd May 2018

10:57pm

Lineouts EP20- Kimball Kjar, Utah Warriors

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Kimball Kjar, Utah Warriors GM and CEO, was a standout wrestler in high school but later converted to rugby. He talked with Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro about his experience in Major League Rugby.

Episode 34

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2nd May 2018

2:48am

Earful of Dirt EP34- Major League Rugby Week 2, Glendale says what's up

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The San Diego Legion defended their fortress against the Utah Warriors. Glendale Raptors grabbed a road win over the Seattle Seawolves, showing what they've got. And Houston Sabercats bounces back with a win against Austin Elite Rugby.

Episode 33

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25th Apr 2018

12:24am

Earful of Dirt EP33- Major League Rugby Week 1 - We made it!

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We made it! The first week of Major League Rugby saw some amazing action of the pitch as NOLA Gold traveled to face Houston SaberCats. Austin Elite showed they’re no push-overs against the Glendale Raptors. And it all wrapped up with a cracker of a match in San Diego Legion v Seattle Seawolves.

Episode 32

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21st Apr 2018

12:29am

Earful of Dirt EP32b- The Night Before Major League Rugby

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Aaron Castro and Corey Munson take to Facebook Live to recap some late-breaking news prior to the April 21 launch of Major League Rugby. The guys go over a new poll released Friday ranking the teams, talk about international viewing options and recap fresh signings.

Episode 32

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18th Apr 2018

1:08am

Earful of Dirt EP32- Major League Rugby Season Preview and Week 1 Predictions

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We're 3 days from Major League Rugby season 1. The Earful of Dirt guys will give their predictions for week 1 and hit on some news from up north — you'll never guess who the Ontario Arrows have been hanging out with...

Episode 31

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11th Apr 2018

12:30am

Earful of Dirt EP31- Preseason = CRAZY season

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There were thrills, chills and more than a few surprises over the weekend Major League Rugby preseason action. The guys will recap AER v NOLA, Legion v Sabercats, and Utah v Ontario. Plus news, views and abuse, Tweet of the Week, Questions from Bob and much, much more.

Episode 19

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9th Apr 2018

1:00am

Lineouts EP19- Rob Hoadley, Head Coach of San Diego Legion

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Rob Hoadley, Head Coach of the San Diego Legion, joins Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro to share his rugby story and how he became the leader of the Legion in their inaugural season as part of Major League Rugby.

Episode 18

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6th Apr 2018

1:04am

Lineouts EP18- Matt Hawkins, GM/President of San Diego Legion

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Matt Hawkins, General Manager of the San Diego Legion, joins Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro for a chat about Matt’s rugby career and the future of Major League Rugby in the United States.

Episode 30

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4th Apr 2018

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Earful of Dirt EP30- Just Three Weeks More

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Major League Rugby preseason action rolled on through the weekend with Glendale dominating a very popular Utah Warriors team, AER falling in a surprising score line to NOLA Gold, and RUNY facing a tough Boston Mystic outfit. Plus the Earful of Dirt guys stamp a few more tickets to Japan and Rugby World Cup 2019.

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2nd Apr 2018

3:00am

Lineouts Extra- Rugby Techniques: Seasonal Planning w/ Gordon Hanlon (Part 6)

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Gordon Hanlon joins Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro for part 6 of our Rugby Technique series. This time, they discuss seasonal planning in rugby, periodization of training and practices for the teams and the individual through program development.

Episode 17

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30th Mar 2018

1:28am

Lineouts EP17c- Kenny Scott, Utah Warriors

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Kenny Scott of the Utah Warriors joins Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro for part 3 of a team edition of Lineouts. They discussed all things Major League Rugby and Scott’s hopes for the upcoming inaugural MLR season.

Episode 29

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28th Mar 2018

1:44am

Earful of Dirt EP29- Three Matches and Then Some

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So much Major League Rugby preseason action… So little time. The Earful of Dirt crew dives into Rugby United New York v Boston Mystics, Houston Sabercats v NOLA Gold, and San Diego Legion v Austin Elite Rugby. Buckle up, it's going to be a wild ride!

Episode 17

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26th Mar 2018

2:42am

Lineouts EP17b- Angus MacLellan, Utah Warriors

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Angus MacLellan of the Utah Warriors joins Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro for part 2 of a team edition of Lineouts. They discussed all things Major League Rugby and MacLellan’s hopes for the upcoming inaugural MLR season.

Episode 17

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23rd Mar 2018

1:41am

Lineouts EP17a- Alex Tucci, Utah Warriors

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Alex Tucci of the Utah Warriors joins Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro for part 1 of a team edition of Lineouts. They discussed all things Major League Rugby and Tucci’s hopes for the upcoming inaugural MLR season.

Episode 28

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21st Mar 2018

1:39am

Earful of Dirt EP28- RUNY Beats Ontario, Tickets to Japan pt. 1

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Rugby United New York beat Ontario Arrows in a friendly at IONA College. Then, the Earful of Dirt guys examine options for the Eagles going into Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. Then there's the question of Major League Rugby trademarks for some reason... But don’t worry, MLR is taking appropriate action.

Episode 27

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14th Mar 2018

2:34am

Earful of Dirt EP27- NOLA Travels to Glendale

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NOLA Gold went up Glendale, played a good 20 minutes and then got run over by Rudi and the boys. But was that the best the Raptors could muster? Earful of Dirt does a deep-dive into Major League Rugby’s first-ever live video streamed match.

Episode 26

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7th Mar 2018

2:45am

Earful of Dirt EP26- Trophies, Ties, and The Draft

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There was a lot of celebrating thanks to the USA Eagles’ double-championship weekend, taking home trophies in both the ARC and LV7s. Plus the guys talk through a surprise draw in Major League Rugby pre-season action between the Ontario Arrows and Houston Sabercats.

Episode 25

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1st Mar 2018

2:37am

Earful of Dirt EP25- Sabercats Best NOLA Gold, USA Beats Brazil

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This week Earful of Dirt breaks down the first-ever match between two Major League Rugby sides: Houston Sabercats vs NOLA Gold. And it was closer than the score line would lead you to believe. The guys also go over USA’s beat down of Brazil and other news from around MLR.

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26th Feb 2018

11:39am

Lineouts Extra- Rugby Techniques: Blitz Defense w/ Gordon Hanlon (Part 5)

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Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro continues his discussion with Gordon Hanlon as part of the Rugby Techniques series. This week, they go over the blitz defense system, which is derived from Rugby League's influence on Union. It requires individual players to have solid tackling skills.

Episode 16

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24th Feb 2018

3:15am

Lineouts EP16- Nishant Nereyeth & Kevin McCorry, Rugby United New York

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In their first interview since officially joining Major League Rugby as a 2019 expansion team, Nishant Nereyeth, Director of Operations, and Team Manager Kevin McCorry of Rugby United New York talk shop with Earful of Dirt co-host Dan Browne.

Episode 24

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21st Feb 2018

4:26am

Earful of Dirt EP24- Empire State of Mind

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This week on Earful of Dirt, the guys talk through an exciting weekend of rugby, including matches between the USA Eagles and Chile, and the Sabercats vs. NYAC. The San Diego Legion has announced their staff. And they introduce Rugby United New York [RUNY], the newest addition to Major League Rugby.

Episode 23

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14th Feb 2018

3:46am

Earful of Dirt EP 23- Feat. Ryan Ginty, Sabercats best Lions, USA puts Canada down...again

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It was a fun weekend of rugby. The guys will recap and discuss a Major League Rugby preseason win by the Houston Sabercats over a Chicago Lions squad blustered by other standouts from around the Windy City. Also on the discussion docket is USA's dagger to the heart of Canadian Rugby. OUCH! In a very special treat, Earful of Dirt welcome Ryan Ginty from Next Level Rugby to the show.

Episode 15

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12th Feb 2018

4:39am

Lineouts EP15- Ken Hagerstrom, Ram Rugby USA

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Ken Hagerstrom of Ram Rugby USA – official ball supplier of Major League Rugby – talks with Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro about the multi-year supply agreement for balls and equipment to six of the Seven MLR teams.

Episode 14

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9th Feb 2018

2:47am

Lineouts EP14- Colin Brown, Dominican Rugby Federation

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In this edition of Lineouts, Earful of Dirt co-host Victor Perez talks with Colin Brown, a Canadian who serves as head coach of the Dominican Republic national 15s team.

Episode 22

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7th Feb 2018

3:46am

Earful of Dirt EP22- Eagles Win, Sabercats Roll, MLR Goes to France

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This week, the guys discuss the USA Eagles’ victory over Argentina in the ARC, and look at Houston Sabercats’ rout of Capital Rugby Union Selects. Also, Major League Rugby met with officials from France’s Ligue Nationale de Rugby.

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3rd Feb 2018

1:57am

Lineouts Extra-Rugby Techniques: 1-3-2-2 Attack w/ Gordon Hanlon (Part 4)

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Gordon Hanlon joins Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro for part 4 of our Rugby Technique series. They discuss the 1-3-2-2 Attack/Offensive System and give listeners a better understanding of what to watch for in the game.

Episode 21

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31st Jan 2018

3:14am

Earful of Dirt EP 21- Houston Routs James Bay, ARC Preview

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Week 4 of the Major League Rugby pre-season saw the Houston SaberCats destroying James Bay. JB kept it close the first half with great defense and hard hits, but the Cats’ flew through the second 40. We also give a preview for the 2018 Americas Rugby Championship.

Episode 13

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29th Jan 2018

4:50am

Lineouts EP13- Will Magie, Glendale Raptors

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Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro talks with Will Magie, the USA Eagles and Glendale Raptors fly-half about his rugby journey and being a founding member of Major League Rugby.

Episode 12

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26th Jan 2018

5:08am

Lineouts EP12- Victor Silverio, Captain, Dominican Rugby National Team

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Earful of Dirt co-host Victor Perez interviews Victor Silverio, Treasurer of the Dominican Rugby Federation and captain of the Dominican Republic national team. Please note, audio issues were experienced during the recording of this episode. Your understanding is appreciated.

Episode 20

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24th Jan 2018

3:43am

Earful of Dirt EP20- Preseason action from NOLA Gold, SaberCats

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We’re already three weeks into the Major League Rugby Pre-Season and we've had some amazing fixtures. NOLA Gold hosted the Capital Selects while in Houston we saw Los Teros to Union de Rugby Del Uruguay get tested the entire match by a scrappy SaberCat squad.

Episode 11

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20th Jan 2018

3:16am

Lineouts EP11- Shaun Davies, Glendale Raptors

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Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro talks with Glendale Raptors and USA Eagles scrum-half Shaun Davies. Originally from South Africa, Davies came to the U.S. to play rugby for BYU where he won two College National Championships.

Episode 16

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17th Jan 2018

2:58am

Earful of Dirt EP19- Sabercats lose to the Ravens w/ Tosan Temitse of Viral Rugby

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Buoyed by the fantastic Tosan Temitse of Viral Rugby, the guys work their way through the stages of grief about Sabercats’ first loss. There’s more expansion news out of Ontario and NYC, and an extended, philosophical, discussion of rugby in America.

Episode 10

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15th Jan 2018

4:50am

EOD Lineouts EP10- Dave Williams, Glendale Raptors

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Dave Williams, Eagle #337 and head coach of the Glendale Raptors joins Aaron Castro to discuss his career and the future of Major League Rugby in the United States.

Episode 9

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12th Jan 2018

2:19am

EOD Lineouts EP9- Dan Lyle, AEG Rugby, Super Rugby at Stubhub Center

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Dan Lyle returns to talk part of AEG's strategy for promoting rugby in the United States as we move towards the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles and the upcoming Super Rugby match between the Blue Bulls and the Stormers on Feb.3, as part of a double header in advance of the ARC's opening round.

Episode 18

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10th Jan 2018

3:44am

Earful of Dirt EP18: Houston Welcomes Sabercats w/ guest Terry Kilbane

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With Dan out of country, the guys welcome Terry Kilbane of Rugby City Podcast to the show to talk through Sabercats’ first match, Houston’s overwhelming and amazing response to the new team, and the USA Eagles ARC squad.

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8th Jan 2018

3:13am

Lineouts Extra-Rugby Techniques: 1-3-3-1 Attack System w/ Gordon Hanlon (Part 3)

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Gordon Hanlon joins Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro for part 3 of our Rugby Technique series. They discuss the 1-3-3-1 attack system and give listeners a better understanding of what to watch for in the game.

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2nd Jan 2018

11:10pm

Lineouts Extra-Rugby Techniques: 2-4-2 Attack w/ Gordon Hanlon (Part 2)

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Gordon Hanlon joins EOD co-host Aaron Castro for part 2 of our Rugby Technique series. They discuss the 2-4-2 style of Attack and give listeners a better understanding of what to watch for in the game.

Episode 8

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29th Dec 2017

5:37am

Lineouts EP8- Holden Yungert, NOLA Gold Rugby Scrum-Half

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Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro interviews NOLA Gold Scrumhalf Holden Yungert. He's led a very competitive rugby life since picking up the egg in high school, which ultimately led to a position in Major League Rugby.

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22nd Dec 2017

4:11am

Lineouts Extra- Rugby Techniques w/ Gordon Hanlon (Part 1)

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Gordon Hanlon joins EOD co-host Aaron Castro for part 1 of our Rugby Technique series. They discuss the beginnings of the modern rugby offensive style to give listeners a better understanding of what to watch for in the game.

Episode 17

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20th Dec 2017

4:52am

Earful of Dirt EP17- Merry Rucksmas!

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With Aaron lost somewhere in the southeast, the guys close out the year with a few rumors, a few signing, and one brand new Earful of Dirt team member!

Episode 7

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17th Dec 2017

3:07am

Lineouts EP7- Eric Howard, NOLA Gold Rugby

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Eric Howard, a hooker from Canada, was announced with NOLA Gold in October. He speaks with Earful of Dirt cohost Aaron Castro on his expeiences both on and off the pitch, his start with Major League Rugby, and his life here and back home.

Episode 16

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13th Dec 2017

4:32am

Earful of Dirt EP16- They're Pulling into Boston & Forming in San Diego

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The Ontario Arrows just released their schedule and there's some interesting stuff on it, including matches against Rugby Club New York and Mystic River. And, last week Aaron sat down with Mark Bullock of the Glendale Raptors.

Episode 6

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10th Dec 2017

1:06pm

Lineouts EP6- Mark Bullock, Glendale Raptors

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Mark Bullock, director of rugby at the Glendale Raptors in Colorado, speaks with Earful of Dirt co-host Aaron Castro as part of the Vertical Organization series which highlights the back office staff of Major League Rugby clubs.

Episode 15

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6th Dec 2017

1:42am

Earful of Dirt EP15- Jillion Potter Cancer Benefit and MLR schedule news

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After a long two week break following Thanksgiving we're back on our grind before Christmas so that everyone out there listening would have the best information from the greatest podcast ever! The big news about the MLR schedule was released.

Episode 14

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22nd Nov 2017

12:10pm

Earful of Dirt EP14- Sabercats v. Reds, Autumn Internationals, Guest Martin Pengelly

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We're delighted to have Martin Pengelly of the Guardian with us this week. SaberCats hold their second scrimmage, this time against the Reds. We talk a little bit about the Eagles’ time in Germany and cover all the player signings of the week.

Episode 5

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16th Nov 2017

2:24am

Lineouts EP5- Alain Hyardet, Austin Elite Rugby

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Alain Hyardet (Les Bleus #810) has picked up the whistle once again to lead an expansion team as head coach of Austin Elite Rugby. He is joined by Thierry Daupin for a discussion with Aaron on AER and Major League Rugby.

Episode 13

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15th Nov 2017

6:13am

Earful of Dirt EP13- SD Legion, Ontario Arrows & NYC Rumors

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A lot went down this last week in Major League Rugby with the announcement of the San Diego Legion, along with moves by the Ontario Arrows and an un-named New York based team. Player compensation became a heavy topic on the Reddit boards and of course the guys have a Tweet of the Week, Questions From Bob and all the abuse (mostly directed at Corey who was playing hooky in Vegas) you can handle!

Episode 12

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5th Nov 2017

12:00am

Earful of Dirt EP12- Something's coming...

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Theirry Daupin tweeted Monday night that there would be a announcement out of MLR Tuesday, Nov. 7. The guys (sans Aaron) break down what that could mean as well as headlines, new signings, the Tweet of the Week and questions from Bob.

Episode 12

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5th Nov 2017

12:00am

Earful of Dirt EP12.5- MLR Makes a Deal with CBS Sports

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A special edition of the pod tonight to discuss CBS Sports Network partnering with Major League Rugby for a multi-year broadcast contract. This strengthens the validity of Rugby in the US and the league itself. Grant Cole of This is Texas Rugby will be joining us to provide the beauty.

Episode 11

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1st Nov 2017

4:48am

Earful of Dirt EP11- All of the signings

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Victor and Corey ride solo through a long list of player signings and various other headlines from MLR-Land.

Episode 4

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29th Oct 2017

3:26am

Lineouts EP4- Nathan Osborne, NOLA Gold Rugby

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Aaron talks with NOLA Gold Head Coach Nathan Osborne.

Episode 10

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25th Oct 2017

2:47am

Earful of Dirt EP10- Who Are The SaberCats? Special Guest Gift Egbelu

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Dan is off for the evening, something about Georgia peaches. So Gift Egbelu of Gift Time Rugby joins us to discuss all of the news around the league.

Episode 9

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17th Oct 2017

11:35pm

Earful of Dirt EP9- Eagles Selects 2nd in the APC, New York Rumors

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This week, the guys talk through USA Selects' 2nd place finish in the APC, go over player signings for three different clubs, and recap the interview Aaron had with Ryan Fitzgerald, GM for NOLA Gold.

Episode 3

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16th Oct 2017

8:40pm

Lineouts EP3- Ryan Fitzgerald

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Sitting down to speak with Ryan Fitzgerald, the General Manager of NOLA Gold Rugby, digging into how he got his start in Rugby and then progressing towards his career as an NFL Scout and now General Manager of a Professional Rugby Team.

Episode 8

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11th Oct 2017

1:00am

Earful of Dirt EP8- AER and NOLA Gold roster updates, USA Selects v. Samoa A, Merlins v. OBNY

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A lot happened in the realm of Major League Rugby this past week with multiple signings from the front office to the playing field. Some Austin news, some NOLA news, some Houston news. Plus the guys review USA Selects v Samoa and Merlins v OBNYC.

Episode 7

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4th Oct 2017

3:39am

Earful of Dirt EP7- Eagles Find their Gold, Paylor Inquiry Update, More Players and Execs Announced

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USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne hires Gary Gold, Worcester Warriors Director of Rugby as HC of the Men's Eagles. We'll discuss the Robert Paylor Inquiry Citing Commissioner Report. Seattle Seawolves front office personnel and more league signings.

Episode 6

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27th Sep 2017

2:23am

Earful of Dirt EP6- MLR in Canada and Seawolves’ new hire, guest Bryan Ray

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Bryan Ray of Americas Rugby News joins EOD as a guest co-host, filling Dan’s spot for the week. The guys hit on rumors of the potential for two Canadian teams in 2019 joining MLR. They also hit on news out of Kansas City, introduce the Utah Warriors, and hit on MLR players’ roles on the APC squad. Earful of Dirt - The Major League Rugby Fancast We're just four guys trying to hype the game we love and the league we admire most. Join us weekly for everything MLR. Featuring recaps, commentary, breaking news and all the rumors you can handle!

Episode 2

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22nd Sep 2017

11:00pm

Lineouts EP2c- Titi Lamositele

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Dan and Victor spent Saturday, Sept. 9, in Philadelphia, celebrating the Aviva Premiership match in America. The duo interview several subjects after the Falcons / Saracens match, including Chris Wyles, Dan Payne, Titi Lamositele and Dan Lyle.

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22nd Sep 2017

4:01pm

Lineouts EP2b- Dan Payne

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Dan and Victor spent Saturday, Sept. 9, in Philadelphia, celebrating the Aviva Premiership match in America. The duo interview several subjects after the Falcons / Saracens match, including Chris Wyles, Dan Payne, Titi Lamositele and Dan Lyle.

Episode 2

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21st Sep 2017

11:00pm

Lineouts EP2d- Dan Lyle

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Dan and Victor spent Saturday, Sept. 9, in Philadelphia, celebrating the Aviva Premiership match in America. The duo interview several subjects after the Falcons / Saracens match, including Chris Wyles, Dan Payne, Titi Lamositele and Dan Lyle.

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20th Sep 2017

6:59pm

Lineouts EP2a- Chris Wyles and friends

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Dan and Victor spent Saturday, Sept. 9, in Philadelphia, celebrating the Aviva Premiership match in America. The duo interview several subjects after the Falcons / Saracens match, including Chris Wyles, Dan Payne, Titi Lamositele and Dan Lyle.

Episode 5

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20th Sep 2017

2:49am

Earful of Dirt EP5- Premiership in USA, AER Hires Coach, PRO14 Clickbait

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Dan and Victor spent a day watching Newcastle vs. Saracens in Philadelphia and brought back loads of news. Austin hired Alain Hyardet as head coach, and Martin Anayi had another interview regarding Guinness PRO14 expansion.

Episode 4

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13th Sep 2017

12:35am

Earful of Dirt EP4- Strikers Round Out Their Roster

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This week the guys discuss updates to the Striker's roster, Austin Elite Rugby breaking ground on a stadium complex, the Merlins v Arrows match in Colorado, and they spend a few minutes thinking about all they've done wrong during the corrections segment.

Episode 1

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6th Sep 2017

3:16am

Lineouts EP1- Dan Lyle and Paul Morgan

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EOD Lineouts are quick tap interviews with rugby news makers. This time around Aaron welcomes Dan Lyle and Paul Morgan in for a conversation about the coming Premiership match between Saracens and Falcons in Philadelphia.

Episode 3

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4th Sep 2017

3:35am

Earful of Dirt EP3- Rugby Relief and Foreign Confidence

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While Dan is off for the week, Aaron, Victor and Corey are joined by Grant Cole of This Is Texas Rugby to discuss Hurricane Harvey's impact on Houston and the rugby community's response.

Episode 2

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28th Aug 2017

3:17am

Earful of Dirt EP2- 8 Teams and...

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The team was without some members this week as Dan was busy and Victor came in late. But that didn't stop the guys from hitting issues related to recent efforts to add team members to MLR clubs.

Episode 1

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21st Aug 2017

3:21am

Earful of Dirt EP1- MLR: From Innuendo To Press Conference

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This week the guys tackle to birth and growth of MLR, giving a few history lessons and a lot of speculation. They also answer listeners' questions and share what's hot in the rumor mills this week.

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20th Aug 2017

4:38pm

Aaron Castro - Host Introduction

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Ahead of Earful of Dirt's first full episode, each host took to Facebook Live to introduce himself.

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20th Aug 2017

4:34pm

Victor Perez - Host Introduction

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Ahead of Earful of Dirt's first full episode, each host took to Facebook Live to introduce himself.

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20th Aug 2017

4:33pm

Dan Browne - Host Introduction

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Ahead of Earful of Dirt's first full episode, each host took to Facebook Live to introduce himself.

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20th Aug 2017

4:32pm

Corey Munson - Producer Introduction

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Ahead of Earful of Dirt's first full episode, each host took to Facebook Live to introduce himself.

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8th Aug 2017

1:54am

Earful of Dirt Podcast - Introduction

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Welcome to episode 0 of Earful of Dirt, the Major League Rugby fan podcast. This week, Aaron, Corey, Dan and Victor take turns talking about themselves, and occasionally rugby. More at Facebook & Twitter /EarfulOfDirt.

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Earful of Dirt - The Major League Rugby Podcast
Earful of Dirt - The Major League Rugby Podcast. Join us weekly for everything Major League Rugby. Featuring recaps, commentary, breaking news and all the rumors you can handle!

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Founded in 2017, Earful of Sports Media Network is creators of Earful of Dirt, Earful of Fantasy and En La Mele podcasts.