Part 4 of 4 Interview, Stephen Hoiles on life under quarantine & working as a businessman, coach & pundit

Now, we look to conclude the four-part interview series with Randwick & Waratahs veteran who also represented for Australia, Stephen Hoiles, about what he has been up to recently under quarantine as the race to end the ongoing coronavirus continues.

In addition to his weekday job having retired from Rugby Union a few years ago, Stephen gets to reflect on what’s like to work as a pundit around a few ex-players and on-air hosts, whether it comes to live match-ups on weekends and mid-week shows in the studio.

And to wrap things up, how the change of on-air personnel affects him as well as the re-connection of these people after his TV station, Fox Sports oversaw this change in the lead up of the actual start of the 2020 Super Rugby Season five months ago.

Find out via the video link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPmKinpHuk0&feature=youtu.be

I want to say a huge thank you to Stephen Hoiles for spending some time with me on the phone to talk about anything and everything about Rugby Union in Australia.

I look forward to seeing him on Fox Sports’ Rugby Union coverage via Kayo Sports live stream whenever the Rugby season resumes. Hopefully, I will get to interview you & help me out again from time to time here on Sports Benches.

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Stephen Hoiles on the long-awaited return of Club Rugby & Rugby Championship, Part 3 Interview

I’ve just uploaded Part 3 of 4 of my series of interviews with Randwick & Waratahs veteran, who also represented 16 times for Australia, Stephen Hoiles.

We talk about the preparations and scheduling Club Rugby may force to fit in the 2nd half of 2020 alongside The Rugby Championship that the Qantas Wallabies usually participates alongside Argentina, New Zealand & South Africa.

At the same time, while Stephen talks through Club Rugby, will we get to see the current provincial competition named the National Rugby Championship by this year’s end?

We don’t know for sure since the immediate focus will be about Super Rugby and Club Rugby.

And also, in this video, Stephen will get to have his say whether or not should the poor performance be based around the coach or the player’s responsibility?

We may see clues as to why the Qantas Wallabies failed to gain a lot of significant silverware like the All Blacks did over the last 20 years?

Find out via the video link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_u98vLob6o

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Stephen Hoiles on the return of the 2020 Super Rugby Season as a domestic only competition, Part 2 Interview

In part two of the four-series interview videos with former Randwick & Waratahs veteran & 16-capped Qantas Wallabies player Stephen Hoiles, we talk about the long-awaited return of Super Rugby next month as a domestic-only competition from New Zealand for only ten weeks.

How would New Zealand’s response to the return of Super Rugby give a series of clues of what Rugby Australia wanted to do in re-connecting their competition?

Will it only have the round-robin or see the Playoffs alongside the usual ten-week matchups?

Also, Stephen gives a rundown of the teams and players here to watch if Australia’s standalone Super Rugby competition does go ahead.

Here’s a list of which teams may be up to play in the planned temporary Australian competition:

  • Queensland Reds
  • ACT Brumbies
  • NSW Waratahs
  • Melbourne Rebels
  • Western Force
  • Sunwolves from Japan but must be based here

He also gets to talk about his views on the Sunwolves from Japan & would they also join alongside the returning Western Force from Perth with the possibility of basing themselves in Australia?

And which Super Rugby side outside from Australia, Stephen will miss out seeing them in the short-term future.

Check out his answers below to watch Part 2 of my YouTube video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFvNjki_7QQ

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Stephen Hoiles on Rugby Australia’s recent off-field dramas, Part 1 Interview

In light of the recent off-field dramas, I get the opportunity to talk to 16 time Wallabies & veteran of both Randwick & Waratahs, Stephen Hoiles, about his reaction to when Raelene Castle first resigned as boss of Rugby Australia.

Besides, we also get to gather insight about the upcoming renewal of the next TV package from 2021, financial security & talent pool.

How will Rugby Australia be able to secure the top dollar and value that will benefit the public on TV over the next five years?

Having received the immediate financial gift from World Rugby, how Rugby Australia would use the money?

Will Rugby Australia safeguard the best youth talent pool available, ensuring they commit to the 15-man code and not go to the NRL & AFL?

And his advice to interim CEO Rob Clarke on how Rugby Union in Australia would best function in the long-run as it was once was 20 years ago rather than a quick fix.

Find out below via the link of Part 1 of my YouTube video with Stephen Hoiles:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o93cyGfElFg&t=6s

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Note: The featured photo above as been approved to use by Stephen Hoiles himself.