TDBA Podcast Season Two Episode Two – The Autum Internationals
Nov14

TDBA Podcast Season Two Episode Two – The Autum Internationals

This time around I give my thoughts on the Autumn Internationals: Order of discussion is: France vs NZ Ireland vs SA England vs Argentina Wales vs Australia Scotland vs Samoa ** few issues with the audio due to me recording this in bed recovering from surgery – all explained in the...

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France vs New Zealand –  Analysis
Nov12

France vs New Zealand – Analysis

Hindsight is a wonderful thing in sport and we must always bear in mind that being able to go back over tapes and figure out how things might have gone, if something had been done differently, is a luxury the players exposed in the moment simply don’t have. As a Coach you have to trust that your players have the skills and abilities to function under the most extreme of pressures, there are no rewinds, no do-overs. Essentially...

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Anatomy of a Try – Jacob Stockdale
Oct14

Anatomy of a Try – Jacob Stockdale

After a good 2016/17, this season has proven to be a difficult one for Wasps. A series of injuries has seen them lose a large chunk of the squad and having topped the table last year they now sit 3rd from bottom in the Aviva Premiership. In Contrast a lacklustre 2016/17 for Ulster has seen them kick on and currently they top their pool of the Pro14. Contrasting seasons then and on a wet night at the Kingspan, the major...

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TDBA Podcast Season Two Episode One
Oct13

TDBA Podcast Season Two Episode One

Latest podcast covering the Rugby Championship, The women's Barbarians and coaching Jordan Rugby in the Arab Nations...

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Jordan Rugby Sevens – Part Two
Sep29

Jordan Rugby Sevens – Part Two

In the last article I set out the basic outline of how we intended to approach preparing for the Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy with the Jordan Rugby Sevens team and this time I want to go into the primary areas we focused on during the first month, which were: Fitness Core skills (with the main focus on passing, tackling and decision-making). Improve their rugby knowledge/awareness (using analysis and feedback). Before we could begin...

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