Wasps vs Harlequins – Final 20 Analysis
Jan19

Wasps vs Harlequins – Final 20 Analysis

Good game management is huge in Rugby Union. Ask people what game management is and you’ll likely be pointed in the direction of a kicking fly-half or halfbacks. Of course, kicking from 10 is part of it, but collectively it’s about the direction the team moves in at any given time, the approach they take to that period of play and how accurately they execute it. It can halt a team in its tracks, stealing their momentum. It’s a way for...

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The Anatomy of a Try – Elliot Daly vs Leicester December 2017
Dec06

The Anatomy of a Try – Elliot Daly vs Leicester December 2017

I'm going to be honest here, I'm a bit of Wasps fan. I've supported them since way back in the early 90's, when the club was based at Sudbury and you could stand anywhere in the ground you liked, just as long as you could squeeze in. It was the days of players like Rob Andrew, Steve Bates and Dean Ryan were all front and center. Rugby and Wasps have come a long way since the and been through some rough times and a few...

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Anatomy of a Try – Reiko Ioane vs Wales November 2017
Nov27

Anatomy of a Try – Reiko Ioane vs Wales November 2017

A good attacking play is about using space when it's presented to you. That space can be created that in a multitude of ways by building phases and momentum, counter-attacking or a 1st phase set play (or a strike move). With the complexity of modern defensive systems you'd be forgiven for thinking that you need more and more complex moves to break them down, but in reality, you just need to execute simple things well and this...

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The Anatomy of a (No)Try – Marika Koroibete
Nov24

The Anatomy of a (No)Try – Marika Koroibete

As a coach, there are lots of things to worry about but all fall into the single category of things you can control. The ref’s and their decisions aren’t one of them so post-game analysis has to focus on two things “what did we do well and what can we have done differently”? Koroibetes no try against England, while a highly debated and controversial decision, is in fact a fantastic example of where analysis can really help...

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TDBA Podcast Season Two Episode Three – The Autumn Internationals
Nov23

TDBA Podcast Season Two Episode Three – The Autumn Internationals

This week I analyse the weekend pasts matches, focusing on: England vs Australia Wales vs Georgia Scotland vs New Zealand I also briefly touch on Ireland vs Fiji and France vs South...

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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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