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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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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Anatomy of a Try – Agustín Creevy July 2015
Jul22

Anatomy of a Try – Agustín Creevy July 2015

View image | gettyimages.com   The Maul is  clearly a hot topic in world rugby at the moment, used frequently throughout the Six Nations, the Super XV and the NH leagues it raises eyebrows, receives praise and irritates people the world over in equal amounts. In the first round of The Rugby Championship 3 of the 7 tries scored in the game were from the lineout drive. The All Blacks utilising the seldom used Shift Drive to...

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Anatomy of a Try – Wesley Fofana vs Saracens April 2015
May12

Anatomy of a Try – Wesley Fofana vs Saracens April 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com I wanted to go back and look at the Clermont vs Saracens Semi Final from the European Rugby Champions Cup and in particular Wesley Fofana's try from the deft little Brock James kick over the top. Kicking gets a bad rep, but when it's used intelligently it's an effective positive weapon. Saracens pride themselves on their defence, all through the game you can see their focus and...

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Anatomy of a Try – Mark Bennett vs England 2015
Mar17

Anatomy of a Try – Mark Bennett vs England 2015

It’s not been the most inspirational Six Nations so far but it has had its moments, and the two games that have jumped out at me the most have been Wales vs Ireland, mainly because of the sheer impact it’s had on the tournament, and Scotland vs England because it was a superb advert for running Rugby in which  both teams decided to cut loose and give it a go. It produced Four superb tries the pick of which I think was...

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