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The Importance of Quick Ball & Demanding Scrum-Halves Leave a comment Read more »

The Importance of Quick Ball & Demanding Scrum-Halves

The production of quick ball is an art. Quality technique is required, plus strength, composure and balance. With these components in place they ignite the game. Aaron Smith (NZ) and François ‘Faf’ de Klerk (SA) demand quick ball. They are often in place before its…


Eastern Counties Women Inspire Leave a comment Read more »

Eastern Counties Women Inspire

A couple of seasons ago I left the club I’d started my rugby journey with. There were a number of reasons for this none of which are worth dwelling on now. After a few month’s break I was invited to be the back’s coach for…


Should Club's Close for the Season? Leave a comment Read more »

Should Club’s Close for the Season?

To close the season or not to close the season? At the playing window for rugby is drawing to a close many clubs will be looking at a closed season. Activity stops, the grass grows and the bars and club house fall silent for a…


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…


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