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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…


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…


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