The 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season (branded as Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa for sponsorship reasons) was a professional club rugby union tournament organised by New Zealand Rugby featuring the 5 New Zealand Super Rugby sides. This article analyses the takeaways from the opening game where…
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The Rugby Union Spring Tours 2021 continued to reveal some interesting developments in the evolution of the competing nations. In this article I set out a brief analysis of each nation’s result as well some general observations from the Spring Tour results. One key learning is that in the modern game you must keep the referee and TMO out of the contest.
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The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has signed off on plans which will see the Premiership expanded to fourteen teams for the 2022/23 campaign. That will mean no relegation for the next two seasons, presumably even in situations like that which engulfed Saracens in 2020. They…
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The 2021 Lions Tour has failed to inspire. Dubbed a “trilogy of tedium”, the rugby lacked creativity with big players running straight into each other and a demonstrated a real issue with lack of respect for refereeing which World Rugby needs to correct.
During this Covid-19 crisis many coaches were/are lying idle. However, I received an email from a parent asking me if I would do some one on one coaching, with his 11-year-old son, Jack. I knew the parent and had worked with his son’s team previously.