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Pocock Again Calls for Rugby Ban in Schools Leave a comment Read more »

Pocock Again Calls for Rugby Ban in Schools

Once again an article in one of the UK newspapers is suggesting that rugby should be banned in schools. These types of articles seem to be wheeled out on a semi-regular basis backed by a report of Professor Pollock, which focuses on rugby as the…


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…


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…


Is Grassroots Rugby Really Thriving? Leave a comment Read more »

Is Grassroots Rugby Really Thriving?

In a recent article in the Telegraph, Steve Grainger, Rugby Football Union’s development director, stated that rugby is thriving at grassroots levels. This article was shared on Facebook amongst a number of my friends scattered across the country and a very different picture seemed to…


Should Amateur Players Treat Rugby as a Career? Leave a comment Read more »

Should Amateur Players Treat Rugby as a Career?

It has recently occurred to me that I have been playing rugby in some shape or form for over 12 years. Aside from my studies, this is the longest commitment that I have had in my lifetime apart from my family – it is far…


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