Former 1st XV team player Brian Moylett, now playing and coaching in Vancouver, Canada, has recently started a podcast ‘The Pro Rugby Podcast’. As described by Brian himself ‘ I shoot the sh*t with people involved at the top end of the game. We chat about their story, how they do what they do, get their insights and pull back the curtain on what life is like in professional rugby’.
The most recent episode features fellow Lansdowne player Ross Deacon who now plays in the back row for Rugby ATL in Major League Rugby, and who is also studying for a Dr of chiropractic degree at the same time.
Brian and Ross about his journey to the MLR, how he originally went over to the States to work in a bar and play some club rugby, to then getting called up to the Eagles squad and reaching the recent MLR final, where he lost out to Matt Giteau’s LA Giltinis.
Ross has played with 3 different MLR clubs and gives a great insight into what the day to day schedule is like, the level of professionalism of the league, and how this varies from club to club. And he also speaks about what goes through your head when playing some of the biggest superstars in World Rugby.
You can listen to the episode below