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New Premiership Rugby Laws for 2012-2013 1 Comment Read more »

New Premiership Rugby Laws for 2012-2013

Premiership Rugby has introduced new rugby law changes to the 2012-13 season. The trial laws were developed by the IRB over six months in collaboration with Premiership Rugby and the RFU. With the new Aviva Premiership season being well under away, here’s a brief guide…


Rugby Substitutions Leave a comment Read more »

Rugby Substitutions

As many of you will know, in rugby union a full rugby squad is composed of 22 players of which 7 players serve as substitutes throughout the course of the match. While some substitutions are forced due to injuries, some substitutions are tactical and can…


Coaching the Lions to success: Does Gatland have what it takes? Leave a comment Read more »

Coaching the Lions to success: Does Gatland have what it takes?

Despite World Cups, European trophies and – in 4 years time – Olympic gold being on offer, for many professional rugby players in the British Isles, touring with a successful British & Irish Lions squad is still the biggest thing that can happen to them…


MACHO RUGBY: Is it damaging? Leave a comment Read more »

MACHO RUGBY: Is it damaging?

Reading a recent discussion on another rugby forum, I’ve been forced to rethink my attitude to how I, as a coach of young players, want to approach the contact areas of the game. This will involve looking carefully and honestly at mistakes I’ve made in…


Mark Mapletoft: "Unity and Consistency from Management is Key" 1 Comment Read more »

Mark Mapletoft: “Unity and Consistency from Management is Key”

Firstly, I want to say a big well done to all at Find Rugby Now for their tremendous efforts at the FRN 7s on Sunday. It was a fantastic tournament, blessed with great weather and there was some excellent rugby on show. It was a…


Harlequins Coaching Advice: Repetition is Key Leave a comment Read more »

Harlequins Coaching Advice: Repetition is Key

  With pre-season in full swing, all the 1st Team coaches at Harlequins took the opportunity to jet off around the globe for personal development. I chose Melbourne as my destination of choice. The purpose: a chance to have a look at how other sports…


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