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Jones beats France because England couldn’t! Leave a comment Read more »

Jones beats France because England couldn’t!

Frustration and culture force Eddie’s hand. England’s problems are at 7, 12 and Itoje! If Itoje is to play at 6 and run amok he needs inside backs who can build pressure, not kick ball away under pressure. Successful back line attack should always have…


How to beat the All Blacks at their own game Leave a comment Read more »

How to beat the All Blacks at their own game

As the 6 Nations nears, focus in Northern Hemisphere (“NH“) rugby will switch from national selection to Lions selection. The 6 Nations is an opportunity for players to stake a claim and prove themselves. However, is the starting point individual ability or is it playing…


Northern vs Southern Hemisphere Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Northern vs Southern Hemisphere Rugby

With 12 years of coaching experience in the Southern Hemisphere between them, Mike Penistone and Will Eggleston examine some areas where there is a difference between the Northern Hemisphere (“NH“) and the Southern Hemisphere (“SH“) approach to playing rugby. The player Generally the SH player…


Autumn friendlies: What will they reveal before the 6 Nations? Leave a comment Read more »

Autumn friendlies: What will they reveal before the 6 Nations?

It seems that there has been a lot of drama and misfortune surrounding the 6 Nations this year. There have been injuries, deaths and even a couple of law changes to the game. So, this year’s friendlies could be the most unpredictable to date. However,…


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…


Is it yesterday once more? A review of English, Welsh & Irish Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Is it yesterday once more? A review of English, Welsh & Irish Rugby

Are England the real deal? Are Wales serious about returning to a former playing style? Have the Irish improved or the Springboks declined? Rugby performance stats are drifting around like confetti at a wedding and there are lots of them. England Farrell scored 61 of…


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