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Six Nations 2022 (Round 2): Italy U20s Make History But Seniors Fail to Impress Read more »

Six Nations 2022 (Round 2): Italy U20s Make History But Seniors Fail to Impress

In this week of matches in the Six Nations, the Italian Under 20s made history with a formula one performance led by their formidable captain, Giacomo Ferrari. However, Italy seniors failed to to get on the scoreboard against England, which has given England some well…


Six Nations 2022: Round 1 Analysis Read more »

Six Nations 2022: Round 1 Analysis

This past weekend provided some exciting and surprising matches in round 1 of the Six Nations 2022. The Scotland v England match arguably provided the biggest thrill of the weekend with a 3 point difference and some exciting running rugby with an action packed second…


Learnings from 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa Leave a comment Read more »

Learnings from 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa

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…


Rugby Union Spring Tours 2021 Review Leave a comment Read more »

Rugby Union Spring Tours 2021 Review

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.


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

Little Difference Coaching Talented Rugby Youth vs International Players

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.


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.


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