About

a rugby life is about sharing stories, events, and insights into the people that live and breath rugby in the USA and across the globe.  We provide current news, handy information plus original podcasts and video content.  

We also actively work with partners in the rugby community to share content, promote/organize events, and help support fund raising for youth players, teams, and other rugby related causes.

Meet the team

Hedley Lagrand
Originally from the UK, he spent his informative years growing up the in the wilds of Cornwall, a county with a rich rugby history.  He has had the opportunity to play and coach for several clubs around the globe including in Wales (at university in Swansea), Denmark (where he played for one of the countries top clubs, Aarhus Rugby Club), and in the USA (playing in Cambridge, MA for MIT Rugby Club, playing and coached in Washington DC for the Washington Renegades, and New York city where he assisted coached the ladies of the Village Lions).   He also took up the whistle for a year as a referee with the Potomac Referee Society while in DC before going back to playing.

He founded a rugby life in 2009 and is the host for the podcasts and YouTube show, State of the Union.

The Angry Ref 
The Angry Ref is an anonymous collective of rugby referees sharing their stories and experiences on and off the field. 

The stories are beautifully illustrated by the wonderfully talented Joe Hunter.



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