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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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: 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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Chris Robshaw – Corner or Kick?
Sep27

Chris Robshaw – Corner or Kick?

  Watching England’s defeat to Wales was painful. If it wasn’t already obvious I’m an Englishman, and by default an England fan. So waking up this morning it's interesting to see how a lot of the discussion has revolved around Chris Robshaw's decision to kick for the corner and go for the win. So I want to try and look at this objectively, remove the emotional element and hopefully look at that...

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