CHAMPAGNE RUGBY

Dallen Stanford

From Cape Town, South Africa | Rondebosch Boys High School | University of Cape Town Ikey Tigers

Represented USA on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

◼️ Played at Wellington 7s (2007, 2008, 2009), San Diego 7s (2007, 2008, 2009), Hong Kong 7s (2007, 2008), Dubai 7s (2007), Adelaide 7s (2008), George 7s (2007, 2008) | Bangkok 7s (2006), Singapore 7s (2006)

◼️ 2009 | Rugby World Cup 7s Qualifiers in The Bahamas, Caribbean

◼️ 2009 | Rugby World Cup 7s in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Traveling Reserve)

◼️ USA Rugby Club 7s National Champions 2009 + Club 15s National Champions 2007 with Belmont Shore

◼️ Captained USA Rugby to Gold 7s + Bronze 15s at 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel | Rugby 7s Tournament MVP

◼️ Captained USA Rugby to Gold 7s + Silver 15s at 2015 Pan American Maccabiah Games in Chile | Selected as one of USA’s Flag Bearers

2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan | Springboks v Canada
2021 All Blacks v USA | FedEx Field in Washington D.C

BROADCASTING | LEAD COMMENTATOR

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

2018 + 2022 Rugby World Cup 7s

2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

55 Internationals + 400 7s Internationals

US Networks include Fox Sports, NBC Sports, CBS, ESPN, Peacock TV

2023 Broadcasting Schedule

Rugby Europe Championship

February 4 | Portugal v Belgium (Lisbon)

February 11 | Belgium v Romania (Brussels)

Major League Rugby

February 18 | San Diego Legion v Utah Warriors (FS2)

March 11 | San Diego Legion v Dallas Jackals

May 28 | San Diego Legion v New York Ironworkers

June 18 | San Diego Legion v Seattle Seawolves (FS1)

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

February 25-26 | USA Sevens (Los Angeles, California)

March 3-5 | Canada Sevens (Vancouver, BC)

March 31-2 April | Hong Kong Sevens (China)

April 8-9 | Singapore Sevens

Premier Rugby 7s

Super Rugby Americas

August 25-27 | RugbyTown 7s (Infinity Park)

April 28 | Seattle Seawolves v Dallas Jackals (FS1)

May 20 | Seattle Seawolves v Chicago Hounds

May 21 | New England Free Jacks v NOLA Gold

June 10 | Dallas Jackals v NOLA Gold

June 11 | Seattle Seawolves v New England Free Jacks

The Rugby Hive Podcast

Founded by former Canadian 7s International Robin MacDowell and Dallen Stanford, the Rugby Hive Podcast talks with legendary International 15s and 7s players and coaches about their past, present and future.⁣

Season 1 | 2020 Bryan Habana (South Africa), Nolli Waterman (England), Frank Bunce (New Zealand), Kayla Moleschi (Canada), Osea Kolinisau (Fiji), Mike Friday (USA), Henry Paul (Canada), Tiana Penitani (Australia), Gary Gold (South Africa), Gareth Rees (Canada), Joel Stransky (South Africa), Mark Robertson (Scotland), Chris Brown (USA), Frankie Horne (South Africa), Andy Friend (Australia), Alev Kelter (USA), Nate Hirayama (Canada), Clarke Laidlaw (New Zealand), Chris Wyles (USA), Leslie McKenzie (Japan), Karl Tenana (New Zealand), John Tait (Canada), Ben Gollings (England) & Todd Clever (USA).

Season 2 | 2021-2022 Cecil Afrika (South Africa), Dave Moonlight & John Moonlight (Canada), Damian McGrath (Germany), Sean Holley (Wales), Andrew Swain (Australia), Jerry Tuwai (Fiji).

Season 3 | 2022-2023 Siviwe Soyizwapi (South Africa), Kelly Griffin (USA), Nicole & Kieran Crowley (Canada).

Kieran Crowley 🇮🇹 & Nicole Crowley 🇨🇦 | Episode 33 Rugby Hive

Hosts Dallen Stanford & Robin MacDowell are joined by legends Kieran and Nicole Crowley for #RugbyHive Episode 33. Kieran played in the backline for the All Blacks from 1983-1991 (19 Caps) winning the 1987 Rugby World Cup on home soil. He was also part of the New Zealand team that won the Bledisloe Cup in 1985, 1990 and 1991. Kieran played 199 times for club team Taranaki, scoring 1,723 points, and later coached Taranaki from 1998-2007. Kieran spent eight years coaching the Canadian Men’s 15s team, taking them to the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups. He then spent five seasons with Benetton in Italy, which is when this interview was recorded during 2020. Since we spoke, Kieran was named Coach of the Year while at Benetton Rugby guiding them to a Pro 14 Rainbow Cup Championship (2021), before being selected as the Head Coach of Italy in May of 2021. He led Italy to a 22-21 win over Wales in the 2021 Six Nations, and then recorded one of the biggest upsets to date for the Azzurri by defeating Australia 28-27 in the Autumn tours of 2022. Kieran’s daughter, Nicole, also grew up New Zealand until she moved to Canada with her family at 12 years of age. She played for Team BC in 7s and 15s, captaining them to a National Championship. At just 18 years old while completing an internship at Rugby Canada, Nicole got the opportunity to become Manager of the Canada Women’s 15s team. From there she worked on contract with Rugby Canada while finishing her Business degree at the University of Victoria, where she was also a member of the UVic Vikes rugby team. Nicole managed the Women’s 15s side through their 2017 World Cup campaign as well as the Women’s 7s team to the Pan American Games, HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and Olympic Qualification. Since our interview, Nicole moved North with her partner (who works in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police), living in the remote sub-Arctic in the Northwest Territories, in a town of only 450 people and with no roads connecting it to other towns. Nicole is the Director of Recreation for the municipality where she is highly involved with Special Olympics NT and Sport North, where she works to help disadvantaged and remote kids from communities like hers, access sporting opportunities. In this episode we talk about Kieran and Nicole’s rugby backgrounds, their accomplishments in the sport, and how they both used rugby as a vehicle to live and work in different countries and experience new cultures. The Rugby Hive Podcast is brought to you by Gilbert Rugby Canada, Bru’s Biltong, Biltong Canada and EnduroSport. We hope you enjoy and follow us on these platforms! Podcast 🎧 anchor.fm/rugbyhive Website | rugbyhive.com Merchandise | World Rugby Shop Instagram | @MyRugbyHive Facebook | RugbyHive Twitter | @RugbyHive #RugbyPodcast #RugbyLegends #RugbyHive
  1. Kieran Crowley 🇮🇹 & Nicole Crowley 🇨🇦 | Episode 33
  2. Kelly Griffin 🇺🇸 | Episode 32
  3. Siviwe Soyizwapi 🇿🇦 | Episode 31
  4. Jerry Tuwai 🇫🇯 | Episode 30
  5. Andrew Swain 🇦🇺| Episode 29