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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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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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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