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Little Difference Coaching Talented Rugby Youth vs International Players Leave a comment Read more »

Little Difference Coaching Talented Rugby Youth vs International Players

There is little Difference Coaching Rugby Talented Youth vs International Players.


Adapted Laws - Generate Quickness & Speed! Leave a comment Read more »

Adapted Laws – Generate Quickness & Speed!

The introduction of adapted laws during the COVID pandemic in both rugby union and rugby league has resulted in a faster product, with increased continuity where both players and coaches can produce a more exciting game.


Takeaways of the 2021 Six Nations Leave a comment Read more »

Takeaways of the 2021 Six Nations

The 2021 Six Nations tournament had its fair share of surprises and the odds-on England finishing 5th would have broken the bank. To all coaches, players, and spectators, it is interesting to look at the learnings and the takeaways. What caught your eye? What frustrated…


6 Nations Round 4 - Learnings for the Amateur Game Leave a comment Read more »

6 Nations Round 4 – Learnings for the Amateur Game

Round 4 of the 2021 Six Nations resulted in some exciting and (arguable) surprising results. England v France (23-20) Was this game the new playing model OR two teams simply playing the game correctly? This match demonstrated perfectly that when both teams want to play…


COVID-19 Risks and Solutions for Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

COVID-19 Risks and Solutions for Rugby

Key issues and risks that are currently affecting players, coaches and rugby clubs (and likely to affect in the near future) as well as a list of solutions and recommended approaches to these issues and risks.


6 Nations 2021: Fixture List May Save England Players Leave a comment Read more »

6 Nations 2021: Fixture List May Save England Players

Upcoming 6 Nations fixture against Italy may save some England players.


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