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Coaching the Lions to success: Does Gatland have what it takes? Leave a comment Read more »

Coaching the Lions to success: Does Gatland have what it takes?

Despite World Cups, European trophies and – in 4 years time – Olympic gold being on offer, for many professional rugby players in the British Isles, touring with a successful British & Irish Lions squad is still the biggest thing that can happen to them…


MACHO RUGBY: Is it damaging? Leave a comment Read more »

MACHO RUGBY: Is it damaging?

Reading a recent discussion on another rugby forum, I’ve been forced to rethink my attitude to how I, as a coach of young players, want to approach the contact areas of the game. This will involve looking carefully and honestly at mistakes I’ve made in…


Mark Mapletoft: "Unity and Consistency from Management is Key" 1 Comment Read more »

Mark Mapletoft: “Unity and Consistency from Management is Key”

Firstly, I want to say a big well done to all at Find Rugby Now for their tremendous efforts at the FRN 7s on Sunday. It was a fantastic tournament, blessed with great weather and there was some excellent rugby on show. It was a…


Harlequins Coaching Advice: Repetition is Key Leave a comment Read more »

Harlequins Coaching Advice: Repetition is Key

  With pre-season in full swing, all the 1st Team coaches at Harlequins took the opportunity to jet off around the globe for personal development. I chose Melbourne as my destination of choice. The purpose: a chance to have a look at how other sports…


The Basics of Try Scoring Leave a comment Read more »

The Basics of Try Scoring

This week I will be looking at try scoring and how to avoid making mistakes that can cost your side a victory. This is a basic but all-important rule as it is the main way to win a match (other than kicking conversations, which are…


Importance of Team Chemistry on Selection Leave a comment Read more »

Importance of Team Chemistry on Selection

I’ve been watching some of the competitions for Olympic places here in Canada and in the US, which has been extremely transparent and it has led me to consider the selection process in the game of rugby. Transparency is a very levelling factor, especially in…


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