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6 Nations: Players Performing Under Pressure
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Games don’t come more pressurised than those that marked the final weekend of the 2015 6 Nations. With results dictating any one of four sides could still claim the title every point counted and every tackle had to stick. The players who took the field for Wales, Ireland, England and…

The Numbers Game: 6 Nations Wales vs Ireland
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Going into the weekend, Wales v Ireland was the pick of the 6 Nations fixtures. Realistically two teams with a chance to win the Championship would go head to head. Ireland was the form team with a record equalling 10-game unbeaten run under new coach Joe Schmidt. Wales had been much…

Royall Lyme Rugby World Cup XV: Locks Johnson and Eales
Martin Johnson lifts the Rugby World Cup for England in 2003

Recently I posed the question “What qualities make a good captain?” and it just so happens that in the latest instalment in the Royall Lyme Rugby World Cup XV I have chosen two examples of players who were also captains of Rugby World Cup winning teams.

LineoutCoach Guide to the Rugby World Cup 2015
200 days to go

The Rugby World Cup, the third biggest sporting event in the world after the Olympics and Football’s World Cup, is almost upon us. Form for club and country will be avidly followed in the build up to the kick off for clues as to who might lift the trophy on…