Rank #1: Sean Maloney, the big man with the bigger lines.
You will have heard his great lines and commentary all around the World as Sean matches the energy of the game with a wonderful style. We hear him talk about his side of the Travelling Circus on the Men's and Women's series, what he loves the most - and just how ridiculous his pop culture knowledge is! Disclaimer: If you are driving this episode will guarantee you check your rear mirror A LOT!
Rank #2: Mike Friday, be it England, Kenya or USA - this man knows how to tour!!!
In an absolutely brilliant chat with 'Geezer' - Mike goes back to the old school days of touring and tell us some incredible stories about how it used to be done compared to the modern era - as he nows hones the USA Pioneers. He transitioned the amateur into professional stage and cites players in his tales such as Dallagio, Healey, Henry Paul (known as Sauce) and the Prince - Andrew Harriman, so get set for a gripping episode.
Rank #3: Lewis Holland: Aussie 7's stalwart talks Tour Bromances and Romances, Funny Tour Stories and Farming!
Lewis Holland has been in and around the circuit for years and he gives some great insight into how the Australian 7's team has been shaped between the lures of League and Super Rugby, what makes a good tourist and his own bromance/romance with some special Sevens players. He picks his dream 7's players in either code and how the lure of the Olympics could turn some heads.
Rank #4: Werner Kok: Tougher Than Quantum Physics - A World 7's Player of the Year and Springbok 7's Assassin.
Werner Kok is a man who you cannot help but notice on a rugby pitch; be it his flowing hair or phenomenal work rate. He chats all about his experiences in a double HSBC World Rugby Series winning team, his role in an incredibly diverse sporting team and what life has in store for him on and after the Travelling Circus. For anyone that loves personality that match performances, this is a must listen!
Rank #5: Kurt Baker, the All Blacks 7's stalwart on Humility, Solidarity....and, er, Nudity,
Kurt is marmite to many when he is on the pitch, love him or love to hate him he is a fantastic personality on the HSBC Sevens Series. He chats all about the development and culture of the All Blacks 7's, why he loves a nude shot in the changing rooms, how he plays on the pantomime villain role - and most importantly - what makes a great tourist!
Rank #6: Perry Baker - Two Time Series MVP on his amazing journey from Chasing NFL to 7's
Sevens fans the world over have been lucky to witness Perry Baker dazzle with his footwork and pace doing the most incredible things on a rugby pitch, but in this episode, we go back to why it is he finds himself on the HSBC World Sevens Series. His stock is strong with family in American Football, but only in failing in that did he really find his calling. The USA Sevens team have had their best EVER season, with Perry often spearheading the success. We also see if he wants a race with the World's Fastest Players!
Rank #7: Breaking Ground with the Record Breaker, Dan Norton.
Dan Norton, Record Breaking All Time Top Try Scorer on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series and Olympic, Commonwealth and World Series Silver Medalist. He discusses all the big stories in his career, his pathway, pressures and some emotional topics as he delves what life is like on the World Series Travelling Circus.
Rank #8: Danny Barrett - Straight Talking, Game Changing, Fully Fledged Sevens Avenger
There are few better personalities that define their team more so than Danny Barrett. When he talks you listen and when he leads you follow. He is uncompromising, unashamedly competitive and a top bloke - the perfect man to have on your team when touring. He digs deep on the failings of Rugby World Cup 2015 and goes into his non-negotiables. We also meet his alter-ego, who could be as iconic as Danny himself.
Rank #9: Ben Ryan, Fijian Chief, Author, Orator, Philosopher.
Ben Ryan dives deep with his usual encapsulating style about his time with both England and Fiji Sevens culminating in Olympic Gold. He talks about how these two teams were training for and playing the same game but in a very different way. A must listen for any sports fan as well as a rugby fan, about a truly great bloke who has crafted his storytelling, similies, and metaphors.
Rank #10: Harry Mc.Nulty - Irish Blogger, Influencer, Charity man - and Rugby Star!
Good Things Come To Those Who 'Gram! There isn't much Harry Mc.Nulty isn't good at! A brilliant storyteller who takes us way back to the beginnings of his globe-trotting with a ball and without it - and finding his way with Ireland 7's in the bottom of Rugby Europe C. We then explore the journey, his sights and the scenery on the way and how this incredible Irish story is set to continue!