Doing the Basics: Train Like You Play 2 Comments Read more »

Doing the Basics: Train Like You Play

There are a few basics in rugby, which players and teams must always get right – whether they are an international or a local amateur club side. Now, I may be harsh, but I think getting any of these wrong is simply inexcusable. Kick-Off. The…

OPRO & FB Winners Announced! Leave a comment Read more »

OPRO & FB Winners Announced!

OPRO Custom Gumshield Competition FindRugbyNow is pleased to announce the winners of the OPRO custom-gumshield competition. They are as follows: 1. Theo Elwell 2. Mark Willis 3. Stewart Hawken 4. Natalie McManus 5. David Harding 6. Sasha Bush 7. Gareth Heatherley-Hurford 8. Jonathan Stephen Braught…

Knee Injuries: Jumpers Knee Leave a comment Read more »

Knee Injuries: Jumpers Knee

The knee is another joint that can break a playing career. As you can see (right) the structures are many, with each causing their own set of issues. Injuries fall into two categories; acute and chronic. Acute injuries usually occur suddenly as a result of…

Love of the Game: Minis Coaching Advice 4 Comments Read more »

Love of the Game: Minis Coaching Advice

  I have just had a very interesting and enjoyable weekend of rugby with my rugby club. For the first time in the history of the club our 1st XV have made it to the cup final of our region and on Sunday afternoon took…

The ACL Injury: Road to Recovery 1 Comment Read more »

The ACL Injury: Road to Recovery

Knee injuries seem to be more and more common in rugby these days; Jamie Roberts and Quade Cooper are just a few high-profile members of the ‘ACL’ club. I am a less well-known member. I started experiencing knee problems from the age of 14 (I…

U9s Minis Rugby Frustration 9 Comments Read more »

U9s Minis Rugby Frustration

There is a great debate going on now about when minis coaches should be able to teach U9 players to tackle as opposed to when they are allowed to under the new RFU regulations. Reports of some rugby clubs already having tackle training for their…

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