The Anatomy of a Try –  Alex Goode vs Leinster Rugby September 2020
Sep24

The Anatomy of a Try – Alex Goode vs Leinster Rugby September 2020

In the most fractured of seasons Saracens has possibly been the club worst impacted of all. Not just Covid 19 but the Premiership’s salary cap breach ruling has seen them playing in a redundant league (for them), seen some of their key legacy players head elsewhere to secure Premiership Rugby next season and, to finish it all off, the continuing phantom of lockdown may have completely put paid to next year’s Championship,...

Read More
England vs New Zealand – Defensive Analysis Pt 1
Jun02

England vs New Zealand – Defensive Analysis Pt 1

Despite many protestations, 2019 was one of the most incredible Rugby World Cups to date. High drama from International Coaches not knowing the laws (Cheika) to Typhoons nearly derailing the entire competition. It also threw out some incredible games of Rugby along the way, Japan beating Ireland and Scotland, New Zealand walloping eventual winners South Africa and Uruguay beating Fiji possibly the second biggest upset in the World...

Read More
Rugby Reimagined Episode One: Three Red Kings
May03

Rugby Reimagined Episode One: Three Red Kings

With the Covid 19 lockdown going on it’s been hard to find Rugby to analyse. Sure, I could go back and review old games, and yes, I am planning to drop a couple of videos on the World Cup. But, most importantly, I also wanted to do something different with this time and put together a short Podcast based mini-series. In Rugby Reimagined I discuss what people would like to see change in Rugby (once the Covid 19 crisis has...

Read More
The Anatomy of a Try – Anthony Watson vs Wales 2020
Mar10

The Anatomy of a Try – Anthony Watson vs Wales 2020

There are fewer things more exciting than an England team that attack the gain line. With all their power runners in full flow England on their day are akin to a force of nature. There is (almost) nothing that can stand in its way. When I think of the all time great England Teams of the 90’s and early 00’s, the wonderful Rugby they played was first and foremost about knocking seven bells out of the opposition until they, just,...

Read More
The Anatomy of a Try: Fainga’anuku vs Waratahs February 2020 (Video Analysis)
Feb02

The Anatomy of a Try: Fainga’anuku vs Waratahs February 2020 (Video Analysis)

The opening round of Super Rugby seldom disappoints. New stars step up to make headlines and what seems like all out attacking Rugby is the order of the day. It’s sports entertainment to the max. Much doesn’t change though and the Crusaders are still a brilliant side with skills in abundance. No where was this more evident in Leicester Fainga’anuku’s wonderful try around the 35 minute mark. It had everything, intelligent play from the...

Read More
The Anatomy of a Try: Sean Maitland vs Bath November 2019
Nov30

The Anatomy of a Try: Sean Maitland vs Bath November 2019

If I had to define what makes Saracens so good as a team it would be two words “Work Rate”. Saracens love a challenge. Which is why when you see the returning raft of internationals for the visit to Bath you know their current Premiership position is something they are out to fix. But regardless of the issues behind Saracens Squad depth, buying players is only part of it. How you put team together is important. 15 guys on the pitch...

Read More