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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…


Should Club's Close for the Season? Leave a comment Read more »

Should Club’s Close for the Season?

To close the season or not to close the season? At the playing window for rugby is drawing to a close many clubs will be looking at a closed season. Activity stops, the grass grows and the bars and club house fall silent for a…


Pocock Again Calls for Rugby Ban in Schools Leave a comment Read more »

Pocock Again Calls for Rugby Ban in Schools

Once again an article in one of the UK newspapers is suggesting that rugby should be banned in schools. These types of articles seem to be wheeled out on a semi-regular basis backed by a report of Professor Pollock, which focuses on rugby as the…


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