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Bringing The Payne

HAIL PELICUS! Bringing The Payne This week we will be presenting the final piece of the Between Two Pelicans interview with USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne and while transcribing the interview I ruminated on the power of language, especially when used by a leader. When in a...

Time Is On My Side

HAIL PELICUS! Time Is On My Side People often ask me about time. How long is it until the half? When can the sin bin come back? What is the nature of time? Is time travel possible? (To answer the last two, I usually refer to the...

Wayne’s World

HAIL PELICUS! Wayne’s World The Wales v France clash last weekend was notable for some good rugby but all anyone could talk about was the ending. It took around 20 minutes to play the last 30 seconds of the match – a statistic you don’t often see...

Indoor Rugby

HAIL PELICUS! Indoor Rugby The World Sevens Series moved up to Canada last week and, because of the rabid moose infestation, was played indoors. The USA looked even stronger than their 3rd place performance last week as they cruised through the Day 1 pool with comfortable victories...

We Won The Lineout But Lost The Ruck

HAIL PELICUS! We Won The Lineout But Lost The Ruck This week’s Hail Pelicus is a bit on the tardy side but in my defense, 3 days in Vegas can often last a week. Looking back on the USA 7s all I can say is what a...