Will Hooley and Bill Baker present live shows, every week, during the 2022 Rugby World Cup Final Qualification Tournament (Repechage) in Dubai on The Rugby Network #TwitterSpace
Whilst unable to play due to injury, current USA Eagle, Will Hooley, along with USA Rugby journalist, Bill Baker, engage with fans live on Twitter. With the aim to answer questions and hear opinions, The Eagles’ Space reviews all the action from each week of the Repechage in Dubai.
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EPISODE 1 – with Joe Taufete’e & Dan Lyle
In this debut episode of “The Eagles’ Space – Repechage, Set, Go!” Will Hooley and Bill Baker welcome USA Eagle Joe Taufete’e and USA Rugby Hall of Famer Dan Lyle to talk about the upcoming Rugby World Cup repechage in Dubai. Taufete’e talks about his recent injury keeping him out of the Dubai squad, his time with Leicester Tigers, and of course, how the boys have been preparing for this huge final qualification tournament. We also discuss with Dan Lyle about his experience in a repechage, previous world cup preps, and what he thinks the Eagles need to do to advance and take that final spot in #RWC2023.
In last night’s episode of “The Eagles’ Space – Repechage, Set, Go!” Will Hooley and Bill Baker welcomed USA Rugby legend, Paul Emerick, to recap USA’s win over Kenya, Paul’s personal experiences in repechage play, and we preview this weekend’s match against Hong Kong.
EPISODE 3 – with Dallen Stanford
In Tuesday night’s “The Eagles’ Space – Repechage, Set, Go!” USA Eagle, Will Hooley, and Bill Baker of Eagles Overseas welcome rugby commentator, Dallen Stanford to the show to recap the Eagles’ win over Hong Kong, preview the huge USA versus Portugal match this Friday, Dallen’s broadcasting career, nicknames and some amazing questions from our listeners as well.
EPISODE 4 (FINAL) – with Matt MacCarthy, Bryan Ray, Alex Goff, Joe Harvey, John Fitzpatrick & James Deeley
On Tuesday night’s “The Eagles’ Space – Repechage, Set, Go!” USA Eagle, Will Hooley, and Bill Baker of Eagles Overseas welcomed rugby journalists Matt McCarthy (Rugby Wrap up), Alex Goff (Goff Rugby Report), Bryan Ray (Americas Rugby News), Joe Harvey (The Rugby Network), James Deeley (MLR content creator, #MLRstats) and John Fitzpatrick (Rugby Morning) to talk about the disappointment of USA not qualifying for #RWC2023, the state of USA Rugby, and what’s next for rugby in North America. Some great questions from listeners and outstanding insight and responses from our guests!
(All episodes as seen on The Rugby Network #TwitterSpace & Eagles Overseas: The Eagle-Eyed Rugby Podcast)