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Italian Rugby: Significant Progress Underway and a Good Tour Destination Leave a comment Read more »

Italian Rugby: Significant Progress Underway and a Good Tour Destination

Back in the early 2000’s I was fortunate to visit Italy to conduct coach education and practical coaching sessions. The enthusiasm and passion to learn was very evident, however, basic playing techniques were poor thus making it hard to develop continuous play. The National side…


Is the “let them play” mantra harmful to mini and youth rugby? Leave a comment Read more »

Is the “let them play” mantra harmful to mini and youth rugby?

Is the “let them play” mantra harmful to mini and youth rugby? Find out what needs to be done to avoid negative consequences resulting from the RFU’s change in rules.


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…


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