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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…


SILENT SUNDAYS–A view from inside the tent 1 Comment Read more »

SILENT SUNDAYS–A view from inside the tent

The furore (too strong a word? Kerfuffle might be better) over the #SilentSundays experiment run by my local governing body Yorkshire Rugby Football Union (YRFU) over the last two weekends of Age Grade rugby was something of a surprise – and yet, knowing rugby folk…


Silent Sundays: Not the Solution for Bad Behaviour in Youth Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Silent Sundays: Not the Solution for Bad Behaviour in Youth Rugby

I’m a bit at a loss this morning. I’ve just read an article about Silent Sundays. If you have not heard about it, Silent Sundays is a new initiative to be put in place in Yorkshire starting 1 February in which fans and coaches have…


Leicester Tigers Announce FREE Rugby Camps for Girls Leave a comment Read more »

Leicester Tigers Announce FREE Rugby Camps for Girls

The Leicester Tigers have announced that they will be offering FREE rugby camps for year 9 and 10 girls (U15 girls). The FREE camps will be 2 days long and will be held at Market Harborough RUFC and Melton Mowbray RFC during the February half…


Rugby Community Must Take Advantage of Rugby World Cup Leave a comment Read more »

Rugby Community Must Take Advantage of Rugby World Cup

So this is the year England host the Rugby World Cup. That thought takes me back to a Sunday morning on the 23rd November 2003, not the day before, not the performance from an England team who had planned that game in so much detail,…


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