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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…


Changes to Youth Rugby in 2015 Read more »

Changes to Youth Rugby in 2015

Following on from the New Rules of Play which are currently changing the rules of mini rugby, the RFU has been undertaking the next stage of transforming the game for young players. The Age grade competition review looks at the youth age groups and introduces…


Games vs drills: What are we trying to do? Read more »

Games vs drills: What are we trying to do?

In recent years there has been a culture shift in rugby, which has seen the word “drill” almost vilified. There is a movement especially in youth rugby towards the “let them play” ideal of game sense training. It makes sense to practice what you are…


Why Can’t Professional Teams Scrummage? Read more »

Why Can’t Professional Teams Scrummage?

I’ll start this piece by declaring that I have not had any experience of ever having been in a scrum. Something, along with never having eaten a kebab, I intend to maintain for some considerable time if I can. Last weekend I was up early…


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