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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…


Super League: Thrills, Spills and High-Octane Drama Leave a comment Read more »

Super League: Thrills, Spills and High-Octane Drama

Over the last few years, the change to Super League’s format has helped to increase the intense drama and excitement of rugby league as a sport. Nowadays, there are probably five or six teams that are all capable of winning the Super League crown, a…


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…


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