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6 Nations: What Coaches Can Learn Leave a comment Read more »

6 Nations: What Coaches Can Learn

The 6 Nations and Super Rugby competitions are upon us. With over 30 years of coaching experience I now sit and watch games (this time at 3-45 am) and let individual and team performances wash over me. When something jumps out at me, I scribble…


Importance of the Transfer of Basics Leave a comment Read more »

Importance of the Transfer of Basics

The transfer of players is of far less consequence than the transfer of quality technique from the Tuesday and Thursday training sessions to quality match day execution and team performance. Correction of poor technique at training sessions is not about the coach standing 30 meters…


Effective Rugby Coaching: Bond Pirates Model Leave a comment Read more »

Effective Rugby Coaching: Bond Pirates Model

The market for young players is very congested. Lots of sports all trying to attract players to their game. The “hook” that finally pulls them in can be from any of the following: facilities, family tradition, peer group, marketing strategy of the club, school link,…


Free Sponsorship Guide for Rugby Clubs Leave a comment Read more »

Free Sponsorship Guide for Rugby Clubs

If you speak to a committee member at any rugby club, they will tell you that money is tighter than ever and many clubs are now under significant financial strain. Clubs now need to look to other channels to increase their revenue stream and we…


The Importance of Quick Ball & Demanding Scrum-Halves Leave a comment Read more »

The Importance of Quick Ball & Demanding Scrum-Halves

The production of quick ball is an art. Quality technique is required, plus strength, composure and balance. With these components in place they ignite the game. Aaron Smith (NZ) and François ‘Faf’ de Klerk (SA) demand quick ball. They are often in place before its…


Eastern Counties Women Inspire Leave a comment Read more »

Eastern Counties Women Inspire

A couple of seasons ago I left the club I’d started my rugby journey with. There were a number of reasons for this none of which are worth dwelling on now. After a few month’s break I was invited to be the back’s coach for…


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