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The United States Rugby Foundation has reorganized as a Delaware not-for-profit corporation. Donations and contributions made to the Foundation by individuals or organizations are exempt from U.S. Federal and State Tax in accordance with the Foundation’s status as a 501(c)3 organization. Please note our new EIN is 81-5187776. Foundation assets earmarked for giving are dispersed in the form of grants to individuals and organizations that have demonstrable needs or requests that meet the guidelines established by the USRF.

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With You! Rugby Podcast

Welcome to the With You! Rugby Podcast, designed to give you an in-depth look at the United States Rugby Foundation, including our grant programs and recipients, fundraisers, events and much more.

With You! Rugby Podcast – Shane Young & Devin O’Brien

Tune in to this week’s With You! Rugby Podcast and discover more about the work of Memphis Inner City Rugby (MICR)! This inspiring program, co-founded by Shane Young and Devin O’Brien, strives to close the opportunity gap, create a relentlessly supportive community and drive upward mobility in under-resourced communities...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Giovanni Vaglietti

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the US Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with Giovanni Vaglietti, the Executive Director of the USA Youth & High School Rugby Organization. The US Rugby Foundation recently awarded its largest grant ever, $100,000, to the USA Youth...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Fred Alexander

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the US Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with Fred Alexander. Fred has been involved in rugby for many decades and received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Fred was born and...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Alan Sharpley

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with Bill Taute about the late Alan Sharpley. Alan, one of this year’s US Rugby Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, was a player, coach, and President of...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Maryanne Sorensen

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with Maryanne (MA) Sorensen, three-time Rugby World Cup performer, 1991 Rugby World Cup champion, and 2022 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame inductee. MA was born in San Antonio, Texas,...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Gary Hein

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with former Eagles great, Gary Hein. Gary is a member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2022, inducted on July 15, 2022. Gary grew up west of Los...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Zack Test

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with 2022 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame inductee, Zack Test. Test hails from the San Francisco area and is currently an assistant coach with the USA Women’s 7s team....

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Mose Timoteo

On this episode of the With You! Rugby podcast, the President of the US Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, sits down to talk with Mose Timoteo, a former star of the Eagles 7s and 15s, San Francisco Golden Gate, Glendale Raptors, and Denver Stampedes. Timoteo was the first Samoan...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Steve Cohen

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the US Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with long-time player, referee, and administrator, Steve Cohen. Steve was inducted into the US Rugby Hall of Fame on Friday, July 15, 2022 in Glendale, Colorado. After growing up in...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Blane Warhurst

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation Brian Vizard spoke with 2022 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame inductee, Blane Warhurst. Blane played rugby for Cal, the Old Blues, and the USA Rugby National Team, the Eagles. He grew up...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Phillip Eloff

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation Brian Vizard spoke with 2022 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame inductee, Phillip “Thabu” Eloff. Phillip is a former Chicago Lions player and a star for both the USA Eagles 15s and 7s....

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Bob Ford

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with the Director of Ellensburg Youth Rugby, Bob Ford. Bob got started with rugby in college after one of his friends dragged him to practice. From that point on,...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Ed Burlingham

This week on With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with Ed Burlingham, the previous captain of the US National Rugby team and 2021 Craig Sweeney Award recipient. Ed got involved with rugby after the end of his college basketball...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Bob Hoder

This week on With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with Mark Hoder, the son of the 2021 US Rugby Hall of Fame inductee, the late Bob Hoder along with Bob’s long-time friend, Pete Thorpe. Bob Hoder was introduced to...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Ed Todd

This week on With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with Berry Todd, the wife of the late rugby player, coach, referee, and referee administrator for USA Rugby, Ed Todd. Joining her is a long-time friend and referee colleague of...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Tristan Lewis

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, spoke with past manager of several US National Rugby teams and 2021 US Rugby Hall of Fame inductee, Tristan Lewis. Tristan grew up in London and was first introduced to...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Todd Clever

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, speaks with Todd Clever, the most capped Eagle ever, and a 2021 US Rugby Hall of Fame inductee. Todd grew up in San Jose, California, and played several sports in...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Mike MacDonald

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation Brian Vizard speaks with Mike MacDonald, a prominent professional rugby player who was at one time the most capped Eagle in history. Mike was born and raised near Berkeley, California, and played...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Salty Thompson

This week on With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, speaks with Salty Thompson, rugby coach for several USA Age-Grade National Teams and founder of Eagle Impact Rugby Academy. Due to his accomplishments as a player and coach, paired with his...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Alatini Saulala

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, the President of the United States Rugby Foundation Brian Vizard speaks with Alatini Saulala, an accomplished rugby player, dedicated coach, and US Rugby Foundation Hall of Fame inductee. As a native of Vava’u, Tonga, Alatini grew up playing rugby and...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Kevin O’Brien

This week on the With You! Rugby Podcast, United States Rugby Foundation President, Brian Vizard, speaks with past US Women’s National Team head coach Kevin O’Brien, who, along with assistant coach Chris Leach, led the Eagles to the 1991 Rugby World Cup title. Kevin is being inducted into...

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With You! Rugby Podcast – Jenn Heinrich

This week on the WithYou! Rugby Podcast, the President of the US Rugby Foundation Brian Vizard speaks with Jenn Heinrich, CEO and Co-Founder of Girls Rugby Inc. The US Rugby Foundation recently entered into a partnership with Girls Rugby Inc. to help expand their growth and support grassroots...

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WithYou! Rugby Podcast – Damian Morley

This week on the WithYou! Rugby Podcast, President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard, checks back in with United States U18s player, Damian Morley. Since receiving the Graham Downes Development and Pathways to Excellence Funds High Performance Grants, Damian has been training and playing at the...

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WithYou! Rugby Podcast – Blaine Scully

This week on the WithYou! Rugby Podcast, United States Rugby Foundation president, Brian Vizard, spoke with Blaine Scully. As a former professional rugby player and past captain of the USA Eagles, Blaine has an extensive and impressive history on the field. After spending two years at UCLA and...

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WithYou! Rugby Podcast – Damian Morley

This week on the WithYou! Rugby Podcast, United States U18 player, Damian Morley, spoke with the President of the United States Rugby Foundation, Brian Vizard. Damian is the recipient of Graham Downes Development and Pathways to Excellence Funds High Performance Grants, which he used to attend the prestigious...

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