The Anatomy of a Try – Watson vs New Zealand Provincial Barbarians
Jun05

The Anatomy of a Try – Watson vs New Zealand Provincial Barbarians

  Anyone who watched the opening game of the lions tour can’t have failed to be disappointed with the manner in which the Lions limped over the finish line. Opening games of a Lions tour shouldn’t be like this. They should be statements of intent a chance to stand up and show it’s gone up a level. In short if not a perfect performance then one that should be electric and brimming with intensity. Sure there are a fair smattering...

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Anatomy of a Try: Ollie Woodburn vs Bristol September 2016
Sep29

Anatomy of a Try: Ollie Woodburn vs Bristol September 2016

The second playmaker is something that’s discussed ad nauseum on most rugby forum. Scroll through twitter, or a comments section, and every other rugby related post will be about how a certain team needs a 2nd play maker. So what exactly is a second play maker and what does he do? Well it’s an open answer question because some people think of the 2nd distributor as the 2nd play maker, some think of a player filling...

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Australia vs England 1st Test – Analysis
Jun15

Australia vs England 1st Test – Analysis

Test match Rugby is won and lost on decision making, you get the calls right you win, you get them wrong you lose. It’s really that simple. Every single time anything happens it’s a series of decisions, made by the player, that impacts on the wider test match. Cause and Effect. That is why you hear modern players and coaches constantly talking about "what they can control". That can be a decision, a...

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Brumbies vs Chiefs –  Match Analysis
Apr04

Brumbies vs Chiefs – Match Analysis

If anyone had been in doubt about the Chiefs title credentials then the manner of their victory over the Brumbies must have been one hell of a wake up call. As we all know, defence coupled with arduous and intelligent attacking play is the template championship winning sides are built on, it's also the exact blueprint of the Brumbies. Behind the Stormers (56) and the Sharks (71) the Brumbies defence was one of the most...

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England: 6 Nations Discipline
Mar28

England: 6 Nations Discipline

There’s been much comparison between England under Eddie Jones and Stuart Lancaster. But, what ever the differences, it's impossible to argue with the fact England, for the first time in five years, got the job done. An area that’s understandably come in for praise has been England's defence since Gustard took over. England conceded 30 points less than in the 2015 6 Nations, thats an average...

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