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RFU Approves 14-Team Premiership Expansion Read more »

RFU Approves 14-Team Premiership Expansion

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…


Lions Tour Failed to Inspire Leave a comment Read more »

Lions Tour Failed to Inspire

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.


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.


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…


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