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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…


The All Blacks Exemplify Superior Speed of Thought Leave a comment Read more »

The All Blacks Exemplify Superior Speed of Thought

The 2016 Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship Opener over the weekend between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Qantas Australian Wallabies showcased the difference between a good team and a world-class team. Looking at the result of 42-8 to New Zealand, you may think…


Eddie Jones: An example for youth coaches? Read more »

Eddie Jones: An example for youth coaches?

Since taking over from Stuart Lancaster as England head coach, Eddie Jones has transformed the English rugby team into one of the best sides in world rugby. England won the 2016 Six Nations in convincing fashion, notching a first Grand Slam since 2003 and earning…


Can Crusaders End Eight-Year Title Drought? Read more »

Can Crusaders End Eight-Year Title Drought?

Crusaders are mounting another strong charge towards the Super Rugby final following an impressive 2016 campaign. Todd Blackadder’s men top the New Zealand Conference, and hold the number one seatd in the overall league rankings after winning 10 of their opening 12 matches. As a…


Why Exeter Chiefs Exemplify Leadership Leave a comment Read more »

Why Exeter Chiefs Exemplify Leadership

Let me start this by saying that I have been to many special sporting occasions over the last 15 years, but I have rarely witnessed anything like the Exeter Chiefs v Wasps semi-final at the Aviva Premiership on Saturday May 21st 2016. What struck me…


Kids First Rugby Explained: Why It is a Good Thing 1 Comment Read more »

Kids First Rugby Explained: Why It is a Good Thing

This article aims to describe some of the nuts and bolts of Kids First Rugby (“KFR”) and examine the reasons for the initiative having been put in place. The purpose of this is twofold: to make the issue more transparent for those of my readers…


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