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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Touch Rugby – what can we learn?
Aug10

Touch Rugby – what can we learn?

There has been a lot going on in the world or Rugby of late. Last week in Union the super 15’s wrapped up with an incredible final. The Womens world Cup got underway, and we’re starting to gear up for the start of the Rugby Championship. There are national competitions in their first round with the ITM cup in New Zealand, Currie Cup in South Africa, and the Premiership 7’s in England and Wales. Additionally the...

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Focus on: Englands Summer Tour Part 3
Jun04

Focus on: Englands Summer Tour Part 3

With days until till the first test we take our final look at the two teams, focusing on New Zealand’s attack pattern, how England can defend it and how Lancaster’s men must approach the game. Most teams in the modern game play a similar attack pattern, generally a flow pattern with punch groups (Pods) moving forward and getting over the gain line. They will flow from one side of the pitch to the other looking to get...

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