ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday Jul 24, 2019

FODEN: Stateside - Documentary reveals all on former England star's New York move

Ben Foden’s high-profile move to the Major League Rugby championship has certainly been an interesting talking point in the last year, as the former England international full-back looks to reinvent himself stateside.

ADVERTISEMENT

The latest edition of RugbyPass’ original documentary series travels with Foden to the USA to learn more about the 33-year-old’s move to the recently formed Rugby United New York.

Foden explains that part of the reason he opted to move to New York came as a result of a turbulent time at home, where he got divorced from wife Una. Foden explains that it was this dark moment in his life which left him searching for pastures new across the pond.

New York has provided that break from the past and has allowed the 34-time-capped England internationalist to restart and more importantly, help build RUNY and the Major League Rugby organisation in a country increasingly warming to the prospect of professional rugby.

One of the most interesting aspects of the documentary is the feeling of upheaval and new challenges for Foden, who spent 10 years with Northampton Saints before jumping ship. He is unperturbed by the apparent come-down from his comfortable life in England.

“When I arrived at my apartment, there was no bed… They promised me there’d be one, but there wasn’t,” Foden said.

Video Spacer
ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 94 WEEKS AGO

    'They don't know what's going to happen tomorrow,...

  • 107 WEEKS AGO

    How do you perform when blind in one eye?...

  • 116 WEEKS AGO

    Sexton's half-time speech helped turn the...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Carlos Spencer Proves Why He Is Rugby's Greatest Ever Magician

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    Jero De La Fuente pulls Hamstring and uses it to score incredible try

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    Waisale Serevi: The greatest sevens player ever

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    David Campese: The Aussie all time great

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    The man who once raced a Cheetah: Bryan Habana

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Stormers Number Eight Evan Roos See's Yellow For Silly Incident

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Controversial Etzebeth Incident Still Being Debated

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Juan Imhoff Takes Full Power Frans Steyn Kick To The Face

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Springbok Fans Left Reeling At Officiating Despite Convincing Win

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Bundee Aki Shown Red Following Ludicrous Challenge

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Harlequins fans furious at refereeing decision that gives Exeter the win

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Carlos Spencer Proves Why He Is Rugby's Greatest Ever Magician

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Worcester name 41-year-old academy coach in tonight's premiership cup clash

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Crazy refereeing decision leads to All Blacks win

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Speculation rife after apparent handshake snub in All Blacks coaching box

View All

Funnies

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Rassie Erasmus Makes His Return To Rugby Stadiums

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Blue Bulls Chris Smit Knocks Himself Out Whilst Scoring

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    John Smit Shares Epic Bakkies Botha Story Highlighting Why Opponents Feared Him

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Heart-warming drop goal competition between Foster and Reece goes viral

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Hilarious Streaker Tries To Distract Sharp Shooting Goal Kicker

View All

Amateur

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Hilarious Club House Antics Shows Rugby Spirit

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: South African Schools Rugby Is On Fire

View All

Player Features

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    England winger returns from injury to make premiership debut for Leicester

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Bundee Aki faces huge ban following sending off

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Joe Simmonds addresses lack of form in honest interview

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby great Eddie Butler sadly passes away

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Graham Rowntree reacts to missing out on 2003 world cup in fascinating video

View All