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Can Crusaders End Eight-Year Title Drought? Read more »

Can Crusaders End Eight-Year Title Drought?

Crusaders are mounting another strong charge towards the Super Rugby final following an impressive 2016 campaign. Todd Blackadder’s men top the New Zealand Conference, and hold the number one seatd in the overall league rankings after winning 10 of their opening 12 matches. As a…


Why Exeter Chiefs Exemplify Leadership Leave a comment Read more »

Why Exeter Chiefs Exemplify Leadership

Let me start this by saying that I have been to many special sporting occasions over the last 15 years, but I have rarely witnessed anything like the Exeter Chiefs v Wasps semi-final at the Aviva Premiership on Saturday May 21st 2016. What struck me…


Kids First Rugby Explained: Why It is a Good Thing 1 Comment Read more »

Kids First Rugby Explained: Why It is a Good Thing

This article aims to describe some of the nuts and bolts of Kids First Rugby (“KFR”) and examine the reasons for the initiative having been put in place. The purpose of this is twofold: to make the issue more transparent for those of my readers…


5 Weeks to Become a Better Rugby Coach Read more »

5 Weeks to Become a Better Rugby Coach

As most of our regular readers know, we rarely advertise services or products on FRN and when we do it is because we truly believe that they can bring great benefit to you. Over the last few months we hope you have enjoyed our analysis…


Making Contact Rugby Safer: How to Tackle a Growing Issue Leave a comment Read more »

Making Contact Rugby Safer: How to Tackle a Growing Issue

The issue of tackling in rugby has been big news recently. We’ve seen a collective of 70 concerned health professionals and academics send an open letter to the UK Government calling for a ban on tackling in schools rugby. The UK Government has now confirmed…


Kids First Rugby Initiative gathers pace (starting September 2016) 1 Comment Read more »

Kids First Rugby Initiative gathers pace (starting September 2016)

September 2016 will be a landmark in Age Grade rugby in England, as the Kids First Rugby initiative comes fully into effect across the country. Changes have been agreed which will see a harmonised approach to how young players are developed for the first time…


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