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Six Nations: Issues resolved….....maybe not? Leave a comment Read more »

Six Nations: Issues resolved……..maybe not?

For 40 minutes England had the southern Hemisphere scribes shuffling in their seats. Ford had a second touch in the first minute…wow! Brown was potent in attack, Itoje was everywhere, and England camped territorially. To win 25-21, be outscored 3-1 in tries however, stopped the…


Six Nations: It's Jones not Beckett, “Waiting for Manu” Leave a comment Read more »

Six Nations: It’s Jones not Beckett, “Waiting for Manu”

Is Manu Tualagi the answer to England’s performance and team play development? Billy Vunipolas bullocking runs close to the origin are tying in England’s 6 and 7. As a consequence, England have no back row support when they attack out wide. Manu’s ability to both…


3 Things Wrong with Professional Rugby Today Leave a comment Read more »

3 Things Wrong with Professional Rugby Today

A few things are bugging me about the professional game at the minute. So I thought I’d share my thoughts and see what other people’s views are. 1. The scrum (or lack of it) in the game   Now this might seem a very odd…


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…


Kids First Rugby Initiative gathers pace (starting September 2016) 1 Comment Read more »

Kids First Rugby Initiative gathers pace (starting September 2016)

September 2016 will be a landmark in Age Grade rugby in England, as the Kids First Rugby initiative comes fully into effect across the country. Changes have been agreed which will see a harmonised approach to how young players are developed for the first time…


Six Nations: Brutal rugby storm approaching on March 19th Leave a comment Read more »

Six Nations: Brutal rugby storm approaching on March 19th

I’ve always believed it hard to predict against the French, however I’m forecasting a brutal final 6 Nations game in Paris on March 19th when they entertain England. In a game poorly refereed by Jaco Peyper, France sent out a brutal warning to future opponents.…


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