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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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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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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The British and Irish Lions 2017 – The Update
Apr17

The British and Irish Lions 2017 – The Update

Starting with an apology for the lack of articles over the 6 nations, I would like to get in a quick “movers and shakers” update on my predicted Lions squad. As the primary northern hemisphere competition, the six Nations is as good a barometer as any of judging a players ability at the top level and therefore their performances in said competition gives a good guideline of where they currently are on form. As always starting off up...

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