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Rugby World Cup to Inspire Youngsters to Play Leave a comment Read more »

Rugby World Cup to Inspire Youngsters to Play

This past weekend was the start of the Rugby World Cup – the 3rd largest sporting event on the planet in terms of coverage (the only two events which beat it are the Football World Cup and the Olympic Games). This is the best opportunity…


How to Coach Kicking in Rugby Training Read more »

How to Coach Kicking in Rugby Training

Many coaches are of the belief that team training sessions are not the time to focus on the individual kicker because there is an insufficient amount of time to focus on the skills of one player. This strikes me as odd for a few reasons.…


Use the Rugby World Cup to inspire your kids Read more »

Use the Rugby World Cup to inspire your kids

If you have a child you would like to get involved in rugby, then there’s surely no better opportunity to do so than through the upcoming Rugby World Cup, which will be held 18 September – 31 October 2015. The Rugby World Cup will be…


Changes to Youth Rugby in 2015 Read more »

Changes to Youth Rugby in 2015

Following on from the New Rules of Play which are currently changing the rules of mini rugby, the RFU has been undertaking the next stage of transforming the game for young players. The Age grade competition review looks at the youth age groups and introduces…


Games vs drills: What are we trying to do? Read more »

Games vs drills: What are we trying to do?

In recent years there has been a culture shift in rugby, which has seen the word “drill” almost vilified. There is a movement especially in youth rugby towards the “let them play” ideal of game sense training. It makes sense to practice what you are…


Wales set a bad example for grassroots rugby Read more »

Wales set a bad example for grassroots rugby

I would like to take a moment to discuss how Wales has set the recruitment of young players to rugby back a few years on Friday night. The Wales v England match which kicked off the 6 Nations on Friday evening (6 February 2015) had…


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