The Glorious Rugby Podcast

The Glorious Rugby Podcast

Hosts John and Alistair talk all things Old Glory DC - match breakdowns and previews, player news, stats, all from the perspective of two dedicated fans. Releases weekly during the season and sporadically the rest of the time. About the hosts: John Fitzpatrick is the proprietor of the Rugby Morning newsletter and host of Rugby Morning Coffee Break on Rugby Wrap Up Alistair Kirsch-Poole writes for Glorious Rugby and is the proprietor of Tackle the Numbers

Episodes

June 20, 2024 69 mins

Episode Notes

With AKP traipsing through the south of France, familiar voice Roland Pratt hops on the mic and co-hosts with Fitzy. In this week's episode, the fellas recap Old Glory C's thrilling come-from-behind victory against the Dallas Jackals, preview what's at stake with the match against the Miami Sharks on Saturday night, and catch up with OGDC attack coach Kurt Baker.

About the hosts

John Fitzpatrick

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Episode Notes

As we tackle the slobberknocker of a match with the New England Free Jacks and take a look at the next three games, Ishmail Shabazz joins us to talk about his rugby journey, his playing style, and how the team is coming together for a final playoff push.

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John Fitzpatrick

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June 6, 2024 51 mins

Episode Notes

We break down a high-flying win over Anthem, then look at the big upcoming match against the Free Jacks.

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John Fitzpatrick

Alistair Kirsch-Poole

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May 29, 2024 66 mins

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As we break down the Seattle match and take a look at the home stretch, Rob Harley joins us to talk about coming from Scotland, working hard, and why he hasn't scored more tries.

About the hosts

John Fitzpatrick

Alistair Kirsch-Poole

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Episode Notes

Head coach Simon Cross joins us to talk through his journey into rugby, what he expects from the team, how OGDC is growing rugby in the region, where Danny Tusitala has been, and more.

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May 15, 2024 53 mins

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Two wins in a row for Old Glory! After illness and technical difficulties sunk last week's episode, we return to recap Old Glory's two momentum-shifting wins ahead of the bye week.

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John Fitzpatrick

Alistair Kirsch-Poole

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    May 2, 2024 54 mins

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    After leading off with a spicy take from twitter, we get into some mid-season grades and preview the pivotal upcoming match against Miami.

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    John Fitzpatrick

    Alistair Kirsch-Poole

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    April 25, 2024 51 mins

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    After yet another disappointing home game, we go into what this team seems to be missing and ask the question: is this upcoming game against Utah a must-win?

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    April 19, 2024 78 mins

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    A two part episode after the bye week, with AKP and Fitzy breaking down the draw against LA, then guest host Rollie joining to talk to AKP about where the team is at the first bye week and look ahead the looming menace of Houston.

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    April 3, 2024 50 mins

    Episode Notes

    We start off with some reasons not to be too disappointed by the too-close-for-comfort win over Anthem, then look ahead to the matchup against RFC LA.

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    John Fitzpatrick

    Alistair Kirsch-Poole

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    March 28, 2024 57 mins

    Episode Notes

    After an update on the Jama situation, we vent our frustrations about the San Diego match and glean what positives we can. Then we look forward to an easier match against Anthem this weekend.

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    March 21, 2024 63 mins

    Episode Notes

    We dive into the home opener against Chicago and the myriad of things that went well and poorly. We spend quite a chunk of time on Jama's red card, then take a look at the upcoming match against a good (but maybe not great) San Diego Legion.

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    John Fitzpatrick

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    March 18, 2024 9 mins

    Episode Notes

    After the match against Chicago on Saturday, I got the chance to grab some comments from Old Glory players and staff. Enjoy this special episode of post-match interviews! Regular episode on Wednesday.

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    March 14, 2024 54 mins

    Episode Notes

    Is there anything quite as satisfying as upsetting a rival on the road? We breakdown the glorious match last weekend and how we're feeling about this team two weeks into the season.

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    John Fitzpatrick

    Alistair Kirsch-Poole

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    March 6, 2024 60 mins

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    Saturday didn't go as planned, and we have a go at figuring out why. Then take a look at the big matchup coming up, against the New England Slap Jacks.

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    John Fitzpatrick

    Alistair Kirsch-Poole

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    February 28, 2024 66 mins

    Episode Notes

    The season is finally here, and we set about previewing the first match against NOLA. We've spent the whole off-season thinking and speculating, and now it's time to get some answers!

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    February 23, 2024 41 mins

    Episode Notes

    Well, this time next week we'll be previewing an upcoming match to kick off MLR 2024. So this week, we wrap up the off-season by talking about OGDC's last-minute roster additions and the preseason matches around the league.

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    John Fitzpatrick

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    February 14, 2024 47 mins

    Episode Notes

    A very special episode this week as we interview OGDC owner Chris Dunlavey. We get into a lot of different topics: the crazy off-season, new head coach Simon Cross, the Eagles, the Anthem, the new stadium, and more.

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    Episode Notes

    After spilling a bit of inside news about Old Glory, we talk about all the crazy ideas floating around for hosting rugby events in American, and AKP shares an idea of his own.

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    Alistair Kirsch-Poole

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    February 2, 2024 62 mins

    Episode Notes

    It's a hefty episode this week as we five into our thoughts, fears, and predictions for Old Glory's 2024 roster. There's also a ton of news from around the league, with new smart balls, trade controversy, and a successful conclusion to the unionization push.

    Mentioned in this episode: 7 Charts that show how the 2024 OGDC roster is different

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    John Fitzpatrick

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