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Why Do We Bother With Laws in Minis Rugby? 2 Comments Read more »

Why Do We Bother With Laws in Minis Rugby?

We’re a quarter of the way through season 2012-13 and already it’s been a very promising year for our U8s. Numbers are good, and at 29 players we have the biggest U8 squad our club’s ever had. This presents challenges in terms of getting all…


Champions Do Not Become Champions on the Pitch Leave a comment Read more »

Champions Do Not Become Champions on the Pitch

  It’s been an amazing few months; I’ve worked with various players from Moseley RFC and Coventry Bears Rugby League alongside leading the S&C for the Gloucestershire All Golds Rugby League, Lydney RFC and carrying out some consultancy work at a couple of local Gloucestershire…


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…


Ten Commandments for Rugby Coaches 1 Comment Read more »

Ten Commandments for Rugby Coaches

With the new Age Grade season now properly under way, I’m looking at the role of coaches in developing players. The turnaround in England’s fortunes in the 5 months between the end of the last World Cup and the conclusion of this year’s 6 Nations,…


New Premiership Rugby Laws for 2012-2013 1 Comment Read more »

New Premiership Rugby Laws for 2012-2013

Premiership Rugby has introduced new rugby law changes to the 2012-13 season. The trial laws were developed by the IRB over six months in collaboration with Premiership Rugby and the RFU. With the new Aviva Premiership season being well under away, here’s a brief guide…


Rugby Substitutions Leave a comment Read more »

Rugby Substitutions

As many of you will know, in rugby union a full rugby squad is composed of 22 players of which 7 players serve as substitutes throughout the course of the match. While some substitutions are forced due to injuries, some substitutions are tactical and can…


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