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,...

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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...

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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...

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The Anatomy of a Try: Jonny May vs Australia October 2019 Pt 2
Oct21

The Anatomy of a Try: Jonny May vs Australia October 2019 Pt 2

Much of the talk before this England Australia game was around the midfield, England opting for a starting 10-12-13 of Farrell, Tuilagi and Slade. Australia opting for Lealiifano, Kerevi and Petaia.Part of Englands decision was to nullify Kerevi (and Petaia) but there was never much in the way of deception around how England would in turn play, it was about going forward both in attack and defence, brute forcing the Australians.Of the...

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Anatomy of A Try: Jonny May vs Australia October 2019
Oct20

Anatomy of A Try: Jonny May vs Australia October 2019

As Australia found out knock out Rugby is a cruel mistress. You can have all the ball, try to play all the rugby. But if you aren’t accurate, don’t put the points on the board when they are on offer. Well, then you simply aren’t giving yourself much of a chance, are you? Knock out Rugby changes peoples mentality. The temptation is to play 100mph for 80 minutes with the intention of blowing your opponents out of the water. But the...

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The Anatomy of a Try: Marika Koroibete – Australia vs Fiji
Sep21

The Anatomy of a Try: Marika Koroibete – Australia vs Fiji

This years World Cup has got off to a scintillating start.  Argentina and France battered each other for 80 minutes, scoring a bunch of brilliant tries along the way.  Russia were certainly no push over for a strong Japanese side in the opening game and Fiji nearly caused the upset of the tournament by running Australia closer than the score suggests (yes, I know there’d only been one game at the time but even so). Fitness was...

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