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6 Nations Legacy 2023 Read more »

6 Nations Legacy 2023

The first line of Bob Dylan’s, It’s All Over Now Baby Blue, sums it all up – “You must leave now, take what you need, you think will last.” So, what do the respective national coaches take away from this year’s 6 Nations? Ireland and…


2023 Women's Six Nations Fixtures: Rounds 1&2 Read more »

2023 Women’s Six Nations Fixtures: Rounds 1&2

The 2023 Women’s Six Nations Championship kicks off on March 25 and we are excited to see what this year’s competition will bring with all players now on some sort of professional contract for the first time in history. Will we see another dramatic win…


Lower Body Tackling & Power Running: Analysing England v France (6 Nations) Leave a comment Read more »

Lower Body Tackling & Power Running: Analysing England v France (6 Nations)

An often used phrase concerning players running hard and straight is “power running“. Indeed, in the demolition of England by France, the phrase, “England succumbed to the power running of the French forwards,” was frequently used. Prior to the England v France game, I watched…


Rugby World Cup 2021/22 Shatters England Hopes Read more »

Rugby World Cup 2021/22 Shatters England Hopes

Those of us who have experienced losing a World Cup Final (for me it was the Student Rugby League final to Australia at Wigan), can vouch for the agony you go through as a coach. You wrestle with every aspect of your team’s preparation. Should…


England & NZ Survive Strong Rivals to Reach RWC 2021 Final Read more »

England & NZ Survive Strong Rivals to Reach RWC 2021 Final

Both England and New Zealand survived the fiercest of mental and physical challenges to reach the Women’s World Cup final – England defeating Canada 26 v 19 and New Zealand narrowly edging France 25 v 24. Competitors don’t like to lose and both Canada and…


England & New Zealand Progress to Semis in Rugby World Cup 2021/22 Read more »

England & New Zealand Progress to Semis in Rugby World Cup 2021/22

England and New Zealand have unsurprisingly secured their places in the next stage of the Rugby World Cup 2021/22 following their defeat of Australia and Wales this past weekend, respectively. Next week they will face off against France and Canada in the Semi-Finals. An England…


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