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Rugby World Cup Final 2023 Prediction Read more »

Rugby World Cup Final 2023 Prediction

Many years ago, 1986 in fact, when I was just starting to explore coaching styles. I met the Director of Coaching for the Australian Rugby League, Peter Corcoran. He advised me to take this maxim everywhere I go. “Teach technique- Coach performance. The default position…


England's Rugby World Cup 2023 Preparation Read more »

England’s Rugby World Cup 2023 Preparation

England putting the product under pressure, with repeated poor performances. After 40 mins of watching the England v Wales this past Saturday, all I had written on my A4 pad, was totally uninspiring. Unless England can find some spark, they will continue to fail. Farrells…


Back Rows & Full Backs to Win the 2023 RWC Read more »

Back Rows & Full Backs to Win the 2023 RWC

Back rows and full backs will win you the Rugby World Cup in 2023. However, refereeing interpretations and emphasis may make it difficult. In a recent Chiefs v Reds game, the referee Paul Williams coached both teams’ defences at the breakdown and at kick chase…


6 Nations Legacy 2023 Read more »

6 Nations Legacy 2023

The first line of Bob Dylan’s, It’s All Over Now Baby Blue, sums it all up – “You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last.” So, what do the respective national coaches take away from this year’s 6 Nations? Ireland and…


Rugby World Cup 2021/22 Shatters England Hopes Read more »

Rugby World Cup 2021/22 Shatters England Hopes

Those of us who have experienced losing a World Cup Final (for me it was the Student Rugby League final to Australia at Wigan), can vouch for the agony you go through as a coach. You wrestle with every aspect of your team’s preparation. Should…


England & NZ Survive Strong Rivals to Reach RWC 2021 Final Read more »

England & NZ Survive Strong Rivals to Reach RWC 2021 Final

Both England and New Zealand survived the fiercest of mental and physical challenges to reach the Women’s World Cup final – England defeating Canada 26 v 19 and New Zealand narrowly edging France 25 v 24. Competitors don’t like to lose and both Canada and…


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