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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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The Rugby Player’s Cookbook

In the few weeks coming up to Christmas, we are on the lookout for some great rugby gifts for the holiday season. This week we are reviewing “The Hooligan’s Table: The Rugby Player’s Cookbook”, which is a collection of over 80 rugby recipes from all…


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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.…


The Anatomy of an Athlete Exhibition Leave a comment Read more »

The Anatomy of an Athlete Exhibition

I have always been interested in sport injuries. Even as a coach, I was more interested in how the body was moving – or more to the point, what was occurring when the body was not moving correctly – rather than game play. This led…


Chris Cracknell: The Road to Recovery Leave a comment Read more »

Chris Cracknell: The Road to Recovery

Last week I went under the knife to have my ACL rebuilt. Painful enough that the operation itself may be, it’s mentally hard to walk into the operating room, climb on the bed, have all manner of drugs pumped in to your blood stream (que…


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…


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