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Italian Rugby: Significant Progress Underway and a Good Tour Destination Leave a comment Read more »

Italian Rugby: Significant Progress Underway and a Good Tour Destination

Back in the early 2000’s I was fortunate to visit Italy to conduct coach education and practical coaching sessions. The enthusiasm and passion to learn was very evident, however, basic playing techniques were poor thus making it hard to develop continuous play. The National side…


Can England Win the Rugby World Cup? Read more »

Can England Win the Rugby World Cup?

Rugby fans that watched the 2003 World Cup can all remember where they were when Jonny Wilkinson’s last-minute drop goal sailed between the posts to clinch England’s first World Cup triumph at the expense of Australia. Those are the sorts of moments that this great…


Rugby World Cup Weight Stats: Is bigger always better? Read more »

Rugby World Cup Weight Stats: Is bigger always better?

As the Rugby World Cup progresses, we are exposed to all sort of team and player statistics – tackles made, tackles missed, ball carries, territory, conversions, penalty counts, turnovers conceded, scrums lost, the list goes on and on! We thought it would be interesting to…


Half of England RWC Squad Out to Exorcise Demons of 2015 Read more »

Half of England RWC Squad Out to Exorcise Demons of 2015

England would have to have a really bad day at the office in the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan to perform as badly as it did when hosting the last edition of the tournament in 2015 and bowing out in the pool stage. However,…


Don't Miss out: How to Get Tickets to the Rugby World Cup 2019 This Month Leave a comment Read more »

Don’t Miss out: How to Get Tickets to the Rugby World Cup 2019 This Month

The third phase of general ticket sales to the 2019 Rugby World Cup taking place in Japan between 20 September – 2 November 2019 opens at 10:00am London time on Saturday, 18 May. There will then be one more opportunity for fans to obtain tickets…


6 Nations: What Coaches Can Learn Leave a comment Read more »

6 Nations: What Coaches Can Learn

The 6 Nations and Super Rugby competitions are upon us. With over 30 years of coaching experience I now sit and watch games (this time at 3-45 am) and let individual and team performances wash over me. When something jumps out at me, I scribble…


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