The Anatomy of a Penalty Try –  Scotland vs England 2022 Six Nations
Feb11

The Anatomy of a Penalty Try – Scotland vs England 2022 Six Nations

It can, of course, be a great leveller but it’s very seldom you get a really great game in wet weather. A close game yes but that in itself doesn’t necessitate a good game. Yet the opening round of the Six Nations saw not one but three fantastic games in the wind and rain. We could take our pick o many moments from the three but I’m going to focus on the Calcutta cup for this week. My good friend and brilliant Analyst Geraint Davies...

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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: 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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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 – Elliot Daly vs Leicester December 2017
Dec06

The Anatomy of a Try – Elliot Daly vs Leicester December 2017

I'm going to be honest here, I'm a bit of Wasps fan. I've supported them since way back in the early 90's, when the club was based at Sudbury and you could stand anywhere in the ground you liked, just as long as you could squeeze in. It was the days of players like Rob Andrew, Steve Bates and Dean Ryan were all front and center. Rugby and Wasps have come a long way since the and been through some rough...

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