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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…


Changes to Minis Rugby 1 Comment Read more »

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…


Love of the Game: Minis Coaching Advice 4 Comments Read more »

Love of the Game: Minis Coaching Advice

  I have just had a very interesting and enjoyable weekend of rugby with my rugby club. For the first time in the history of the club our 1st XV have made it to the cup final of our region and on Sunday afternoon took…


U9s Minis Rugby Frustration 9 Comments Read more »

U9s Minis Rugby Frustration

There is a great debate going on now about when minis coaches should be able to teach U9 players to tackle as opposed to when they are allowed to under the new RFU regulations. Reports of some rugby clubs already having tackle training for their…


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