The Dead Ball Area is my little corner of the Internet dedicated to Rugby Analysis.

It's important to understand, I'm not an expert. I'm not a professional player, coach or analyst but I enjoy talking about the game, the techniques behind the game and breaking down areas of the game (be it the components in a try scoring sequence or a great bit of defence).

The Dead Ball Area came about because I enjoyed analysing the game as much as I did playing. The progression to analysis was originally intended to help my coaching and essentially this website is as much about me learning as it is passing on my thoughts.

I have played and coached at various levels in the UK, Belgium and France some slightly more serious, but mostly social Rugby and I wouldn't change a thing. I've been involved in Rugby one way or another for about 40 years and have been a qualified coach for over 14 years. Since starting The Dead Ball Area I have provided Analysis for a number of Websites and clubs (both amateur and professional) across the globe and I currently head the coaching team of the Jordanian Sevens National Squad.

I don't claim to be the definitive knowledge on the game and many people rightly see things in many different ways, Rugby for me is not a yes and no answer sport. Therefore the views expressed here are just that, my views. There is never any intention to offend, undermine or belittle anyone involved in the game either playing, coaching or punditing (is that even a word?) and I welcome everyone's view points on the game even if they differ to mine.

As well as my material on The Dead Ball area I have contributed regular articles to the brilliant Green & Gold Rugby website and Videos to the Coaching section of Rugby Dump.

You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Feel free to say hello.

Finally, if you'd like to keep up to date we have an occasional newsletter consolidating everything that's been generated by us across all platforms as well as any other pieces of analysis that caught our eye.

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Thanks for all the support,

The Dead Ball Area