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How to Get Your Rugby Team to "Click"? Leave a comment Read more »

How to Get Your Rugby Team to “Click”?

Yesterday morning at the rugby club I was talking with the father of one of our youth players about the match he had just watched and he used the phrase “that was a great performance, everything just clicked”. This made me think. Had everything just…

New Scrum Laws: A Bit of a Farce? Leave a comment Read more »

New Scrum Laws: A Bit of a Farce?

  Is crouch-bind-set the start of the end of the game for all sizes? New scrum laws this season have, in my opinion, seen this area of the game turn into a bit of a farce. In many games that I have watched, both on…

Youngsters Need Support From Senior Players 2 Comments Read more »

Youngsters Need Support From Senior Players

A year ago I wrote a piece about the development of young players at my club, who at that point had attained positions in the first team and went on to win the Norfolk Junior Cup final. This was a first for the club and…

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Respect in Rugby

Rugby is responsible for two of the proudest moments of my life, although neither moment has to do with actually playing the game. The first was the Remembrance weekend of November 2004 when I took my U9s to Welford Road to watch the Tigers play.…

Poach eggs-not players! 1 Comment Read more »

Poach eggs-not players!

Poaching by super clubs will kill the community game in our area. Over the past year, our club has had to stand by and watch as a “super team” has come shopping and poached one of our star players mid-season. The approach was made directly…

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Changes to Minis Rugby

From September it is rumoured that the county that my club operates in will be added to the “Shaping the Game” pilot project that the RFU have been running in three counties over the last year (Durham, Hampshire and Warwickshire), which is based on research…

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