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Protein for Young Players: How Much is Enough? Leave a comment Read more »

Protein for Young Players: How Much is Enough?

In the world of sports nutrition, protein is viewed as an essential component of the recovery process, however, there is much more to protein than just that. Protein is essential for children and adolescent’s growth and development – especially for their bones. Did you know…


Northampton Players Support Grassroots Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Northampton Players Support Grassroots Rugby

Youngsters attending a Premiership Rugby Academy were given the opportunity to learn from their heroes last week when Northampton Saints players Ben Foden, James Wilson and Sam Dickinson turned up to join in. Two hundred Premiership Rugby Academies are held nationwide each year and are…


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Respect in Rugby

Rugby is responsible for two of the proudest moments of my life, although neither moment has to do with actually playing the game. The first was the Remembrance weekend of November 2004 when I took my U9s to Welford Road to watch the Tigers play.…


Why Do We Bother With Laws in Minis Rugby? 2 Comments Read more »

Why Do We Bother With Laws in Minis Rugby?

We’re a quarter of the way through season 2012-13 and already it’s been a very promising year for our U8s. Numbers are good, and at 29 players we have the biggest U8 squad our club’s ever had. This presents challenges in terms of getting all…


Ten Commandments for Rugby Coaches 1 Comment Read more »

Ten Commandments for Rugby Coaches

With the new Age Grade season now properly under way, I’m looking at the role of coaches in developing players. The turnaround in England’s fortunes in the 5 months between the end of the last World Cup and the conclusion of this year’s 6 Nations,…


MACHO RUGBY: Is it damaging? Leave a comment Read more »

MACHO RUGBY: Is it damaging?

Reading a recent discussion on another rugby forum, I’ve been forced to rethink my attitude to how I, as a coach of young players, want to approach the contact areas of the game. This will involve looking carefully and honestly at mistakes I’ve made in…


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