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Is Grassroots Rugby Really Thriving? Leave a comment Read more »

Is Grassroots Rugby Really Thriving?

In a recent article in the Telegraph, Steve Grainger, Rugby Football Union’s development director, stated that rugby is thriving at grassroots levels. This article was shared on Facebook amongst a number of my friends scattered across the country and a very different picture seemed to…


Joubert Controversy-Change in Rugby Culture? 2 Comments Read more »

Joubert Controversy-Change in Rugby Culture?

The fallout from the last couple of minutes of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between Australia and Scotland is still rumbling along in the media. For those of you that missed it, on Sunday night the referee Craig Joubert made the wrong decision in awarding…


Brave Japan Create Sporting History Leave a comment Read more »

Brave Japan Create Sporting History

The Rugby World Cup threw up one of the greatest moments of sport last Saturday. The expectation by most was that it was going to be one way traffic – after all, it was a game where a nation who had previously won the tournament…


Rugby World Cup to Inspire Youngsters to Play Leave a comment Read more »

Rugby World Cup to Inspire Youngsters to Play

This past weekend was the start of the Rugby World Cup – the 3rd largest sporting event on the planet in terms of coverage (the only two events which beat it are the Football World Cup and the Olympic Games). This is the best opportunity…


How to Coach Kicking in Rugby Training Read more »

How to Coach Kicking in Rugby Training

Many coaches are of the belief that team training sessions are not the time to focus on the individual kicker because there is an insufficient amount of time to focus on the skills of one player. This strikes me as odd for a few reasons.…


The World Cup: An Opportunity for Rugby Clubs Read more »

The World Cup: An Opportunity for Rugby Clubs

The World Cup starts on 18th September and rugby clubs really need to take advantage of this unique opportunity to bring in more players and volunteers as rugby is front and center on the world stage. It starts with England delivering a performance and extracting…


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