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Chris Cracknell: The Road to Recovery Leave a comment Read more »

Chris Cracknell: The Road to Recovery

Last week I went under the knife to have my ACL rebuilt. Painful enough that the operation itself may be, it’s mentally hard to walk into the operating room, climb on the bed, have all manner of drugs pumped in to your blood stream (que…


Mark Mapletoft: Welcome to Winter Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Mark Mapletoft: Welcome to Winter Rugby

The clocks have gone back. Score-lines of 42-25 have become 16-6 as the warm balmy nights have been replaced by wet, cold, miserable afternoons. Winter is nearly upon us. Welcome to the start of the proper rugby season! What are the implications for the rugby…


Chris Craknell Talks Honestly About Selection Leave a comment Read more »

Chris Craknell Talks Honestly About Selection

  Selection week – the week every player loves and dreads! It is one of the most stressful times that any rugby player goes through outside of contract negotiations and being injured. The elation that you feel when you are selected is something truly special.…


Mark Mapletoft: Keeping Players Fresh vs Consistency of Performance Leave a comment Read more »

Mark Mapletoft: Keeping Players Fresh vs Consistency of Performance

Four weeks into the season, four wins out of four and back to the top of the table. As you can imagine, the Harlequins camp is a happy one at present, but no one is getting carried away. There is still a long way to…


Mandy Marchak: Transitioning from 7s to 15s Leave a comment Read more »

Mandy Marchak: Transitioning from 7s to 15s

As the 7s season comes to a close, most players like myself now face the difficulty of leaving the summer behind and transitioning into the 15s season. I personally think that 7s and 15s are two completely different games! You can find my own experiences…


Chris Cracknell Reflects on the Olympics Leave a comment Read more »

Chris Cracknell Reflects on the Olympics

So, it’s safe to say the Olympics captured the hearts of the nation. Be it from Danny Boyle’s emphatic opening ceremony to Mo Farah’s double gold, we all sat in awe, watched, dreamed and cheered until our throats were sore! For 2 weeks every free…


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