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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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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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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