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10 Years On: Memories of England’s RWC Win

Last Friday saw the 10th anniversary of England’s 20-17 extra-time win over Australia in the final of the 2003 Rugby World Cup. For anyone who’s been living under a rock for a protracted period of time, here’s how it ended…. I watched the original game…


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Win a Signed Shane Williams MBE Top & £250 of Front Up Rugby Clothing

House of Fraser is hosting a great competition in collaboration with one of our favourite rugby brands, Front Up Rugby, for you to win some great rugby stash. All you have to do is answer one question about Shane Williams MBE and you are in…


Holistic Athlete Development (Part 3) Leave a comment Read more »

Holistic Athlete Development (Part 3)

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, I introduced the idea of coaching with a holistic athlete development approach. The first two blogs have focused on the coach’s prospective, so I would now like to shift the focus to the role and…


Concussions Across Sport: Advice to Players Leave a comment Read more »

Concussions Across Sport: Advice to Players

Professional football has had an increase in the number of head injuries resulting in concussions, following three recent high-profile incidents involving English Premier League players, resulting in FIFPro’s medical advisor, Dr. Vincent Gouttebage, putting professional football and its concussion policies under the microscope. Tottenham Hotspur’s…


How to Get Your Rugby Team to "Click"? Leave a comment Read more »

How to Get Your Rugby Team to “Click”?

Yesterday morning at the rugby club I was talking with the father of one of our youth players about the match he had just watched and he used the phrase “that was a great performance, everything just clicked”. This made me think. Had everything just…


Importance of Researching Performance Nutrition Information Leave a comment Read more »

Importance of Researching Performance Nutrition Information

The other week a colleague and I were having a conversation about some rather controversial nutrition-related Twitter posts we had both come across and the potential for this information to be misunderstood by athletes. So this month I wanted to write about what information to…


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