Jordan Rugby Sevens – Part One
Sep09

Jordan Rugby Sevens – Part One

At the time of writing, we’re midway through preparing for the Arab Nations Sevens Cup (ANSC). By we, I mean the Jordanian Rugby Sevens National team, who I’ve been coaching since last January. This is, in fact, my second tournament with the squad. As you may have seen I’ve been posting some small clips on social media of the squad doing drills and small games from our training sessions (one of which is on the...

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Attack Analysis –  Bath Rugby
Sep27

Attack Analysis – Bath Rugby

As mentioned in the Kyle Eastmond, Analysis of a Try article, Bath have always been an attractive side to watch, but since Mike Ford took over steering the ship I really feel they have taken this to another level. George Ford, seems to have been the missing link for Bath, and it’s interesting to see how much he has pushed on since leaving Leicester.  He brings a flat gain line game with ball in hand and assured...

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The Anatomy of a Try – Kyle Eastmond vs Leicester September 2014
Sep23

The Anatomy of a Try – Kyle Eastmond vs Leicester September 2014

Bath have long been an attractive team to watch, but over the last couple of seasons their attacking philosophy has really taken things to a new level and on Saturday they literally destroyed Leicester, inflicting a rare 45-0, 5 try humiliation as they set about playing attacking Rugby from everywhere on the park. We'll take a look at their attacking shape later in the week but for now we'll focus on...

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The Anatomy of a Try – Christelle Le Duff vs South Africa August 2014
Aug12

The Anatomy of a Try – Christelle Le Duff vs South Africa August 2014

As the Womens World Cup enters the semi-final stages I thought it'd be good to look back at one of the best tries from the pool stages, Christelle Le Duff's second against, a poor, South Africa. The try doesn't really mean much in the context of the game, but it's worth looking at because it comes from a well worked strike move. Strike moves are literally the Holy Grail of back play, it's one of those...

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Touch Rugby – what can we learn?
Aug10

Touch Rugby – what can we learn?

There has been a lot going on in the world or Rugby of late. Last week in Union the super 15’s wrapped up with an incredible final. The Womens world Cup got underway, and we’re starting to gear up for the start of the Rugby Championship. There are national competitions in their first round with the ITM cup in New Zealand, Currie Cup in South Africa, and the Premiership 7’s in England and Wales. Additionally the...

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