Anatomy of a Try: O’Brien vs Connacht May 2024
Jun01

Anatomy of a Try: O’Brien vs Connacht May 2024

Leinster spanked Connacht 33-7 in the penultimate round of the URC and pick of the scores was this O’Brien finish after great work from Foley, Frawley and Pendergast. It’s always enjoyable seeing a good quality strike move come off. However, whilst a clean kill is always satisfying the notable thing here is the excellence of the execution and how, when one player makes a mistake Leinster are able to adapt and maintain their...

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England Attack Analysis: World Cup 2023
Sep23

England Attack Analysis: World Cup 2023

Whilst not pretty it’s hard to deny England have made huge strides since the Summer Series. Improved discipline, fitness levels seem to be there or there about and defence has become as miserly as you could want conceding a sum total of 18 points in the two world cup matches against Tier One opposition to date. But, whilst all of the above might be true it remains to be seen if they can elevate their attack to similar levels....

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England Discipline Issues: World Cup 2023
Sep12

England Discipline Issues: World Cup 2023

England’s discipline under Steve Borthwick has been well documented.  It’s been long accepted that over the last 9 month, a high penalty count and 4 red cards in 10 games showed England were on a downward spiral. The Truth is somewhere in the middle. The cards can’t be ignored, and clearly, there is some failure to keep within the high tackle laws by England. But we also need to focus on the broader disciplinary...

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The Anatomy of a Try: Bundee Aki vs England 2023
Aug20

The Anatomy of a Try: Bundee Aki vs England 2023

Ask most Rugby fans to describe a team, such as the All Blacks and you’ll get a pretty consistent answer even from the most layman of fans. Likewise, if you repeat the question of France, Ireland, and South Africa.  “They Attack from everywhere, possession, Jouex, Jouex, They smash you, Brutal Defence, Physical both sides of the ball”. The traits of each team are obvious. Even in this day and age as the game becomes a...

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The Anatomy of a Try: Boffelli vs England November 2022
Nov10

The Anatomy of a Try: Boffelli vs England November 2022

If there were two major differences between England and Australia it was probably Argentina’s bravery in attack and their composure under pressure in a sodden, muted Twickenham. In the pouring rain, no one should have expected a high-scoring game. No one should have expected a low kick % game and no one should expect a team to pull off one of the best strike moves in recent memory to score off 1st phase ball. For a while now...

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The Anatomy of a Try: Max Malins vs Leicester Tigers October 2022
Oct05

The Anatomy of a Try: Max Malins vs Leicester Tigers October 2022

The first thing most will look for on a fixture list is the rematch between last year’s finalists. On paper, it’s the game everyone looks forward to, the settling of a grudge the proof the final was or wasn’t a one-off. Be it Players or fans alike, who doesn’t like the settling of a grudge?  In truth, these games seldom live up to the occasion. If it’s the first or second round, then teams are still finding their feet...

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