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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…


RFU 's Artificial Grass Pitches Initiative: Is It A Good Idea? Leave a comment Read more »

RFU ‘s Artificial Grass Pitches Initiative: Is It A Good Idea?

At the last RFU Council meeting in December an announcement was made that the RFU will fund 100 floodlit artificial grass pitches (“AGPs“) over the next four years for grassroots rugby. The idea for the AGP strategy is, in theory, a very good one. These…


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…


Why Can’t Professional Teams Scrummage? Read more »

Why Can’t Professional Teams Scrummage?

I’ll start this piece by declaring that I have not had any experience of ever having been in a scrum. Something, along with never having eaten a kebab, I intend to maintain for some considerable time if I can. Last weekend I was up early…


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