The Anatomy of a Try – Elliot Daly vs Harlequins September 2022
Sep21

The Anatomy of a Try – Elliot Daly vs Harlequins September 2022

When Tommaso Allan slotted a neat 3 points around 15 minutes into the round 2 clash against Saracens you would have been well within your rights to have expected a 50-pointer being on the cards for the former European Champions. But, if there is one thing we know about Saracens it is that, much like the Borg, they learn, adapt and execute like very few other teams in Europe let alone the Premiership. From 17 points down they took the...

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Analysis: The Anatomy of a Try – Freddie Steward
Nov15

Analysis: The Anatomy of a Try – Freddie Steward

England put in a dominant performance against Australia this past weekend, seeing them off 32-15. The truth of it is England played in fits and starts, struggled on occasion at the set-piece but ultimately just had too much firepower and importantly structure for a tired and underpowered Wallabies team. It happens, especially with so many new players entering the fray. Structure and control will seep from the game but within the game...

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Anatomy of a Try: Andrew Kellaway vs South Africa September 2021
Sep16

Anatomy of a Try: Andrew Kellaway vs South Africa September 2021

Rugby has long sold itself on the fact it’s a game of discipline. In terms of both the physical and also the laws. The game prides itself on both observing and pushing the boundaries. Get it just right and you’re team gets an advantage, get it wrong and well there are few other sports where the most minor lapse in judgement can change the direction of the game so drastically and completely. Teams build their whole game plan around...

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South Africa’s Attack – are they better than we think?
Aug30

South Africa’s Attack – are they better than we think?

Let’s put this out there from the off, South Africa is not a boring side. They are a side that wins first and entertains second, they are also a side that attacks. It’s often ignored for the deeper discussions around performance but the most important stat in any game is the scoreboard. Count all the tackles made/missed or turnovers won you want, the scoreboard at the final whistle will win out and at that stage no one cares which...

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Dissecting A Kick: England vs Scotland Six Nations 2021
Feb10

Dissecting A Kick: England vs Scotland Six Nations 2021

Without doubt one of the stand out moments in Englands defeat to Scotland was Stuart Hogg’s booming right footer in the 54 minute. As a moment that encapsulates everything in the game it’s perfect. It’s basically England’s own approach returning to haunt them. This spiral punt from Hogg in the second half was simply beautiful in every way! #GuinnessSixNations #ENGvSCO pic.twitter.com/3pSvjOhxnt — Geraint Davies...

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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,...

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