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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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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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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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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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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