There has been much discussion about the zero tolerance enforcement of the high tackle laws in rugby which come into play this month. Continue reading
He was Man of the Match in the Rugby World Cup final and named World Rugby’s Player of the Year but even before all this Dan Carter’s name would have featured in the debate about who is the greatest rugby player.
For our book Rugby Revealed we asked over 100 top players and coaches what makes a good player a great player and one of the main answers that we got was ‘motivation to keep improving.’
But if you are Dan Carter, one of the best players in the world, arguably the best player ever, what could possibly motivate you to keep improving?
Learn from the Pros is a series of articles on LineoutCoach which highlight advice on best practice from professional players Continue reading
In my monthly column in RugbyMag I try to focus on the basics of the game for players and coaches looking to develop an understanding and hone their skills. One of my most popular recent articles was on the subject of the tackle and the importance of getting it right, not just for safety but for getting a result.
It was a try filled weekend in the Aviva Premiership with some great passing and turns of speed on show. One of the highlights for me was the quick feet of an unlikely source, Quins’ prop Joe Marler.
The new scrum call “Crouch, bind…..set”. The much debated new engagement procedure at scrum time in rugby union has been in effect for a few weeks now. Continue reading
Scrums on the rugby field are an iconic image of the game and the work of The Front Row Club was the theme of my coaching column in RugbyMag Continue reading
There was a defining moment in the Wales V Ireland 6 Nations game at the weekend. Not only in the game, but a defining moment in the evolution of the sport. There is a new breed of young, incredibly fit and strong and highly skillful rugby players emerging throughout the world. Simon Zebo is of this “new breed”. Continue reading