In What Qualities make a Good Captain top coaches spoke of what they looked for in a player when selecting this role but once chosen how does a player learn how to develop into a good captain? Continue reading
Every debate on the greatest rugby player features some true legends of the game and a name which constantly features is Richie McCaw. Continue reading
The two players selected on the wings for the Royall Lyme Rugby World Cup XV are among the players who had the most impact on my professional career but for very different reasons.
The No 10 shirt for the Royall Lyme Rugby World Cup XV goes to England’s Jonny Wilkinson. Remembered for the kick that won a world cup, Wilkinson brought a precision and dedication to the role of fly half that few could match. Continue reading
The final place in the Royall Lyme Rugby World Cup XV Forward Pack is filled by a Kiwi of some pedigree. The All Blacks have a knack of producing effective No 8s and the current incumbent of that jersey Kieran Read is the latest in a longline of players who have dominated the position internationally. One of the most renowned is my choice at No 8, Zinzan Brooke. Continue reading
This week saw Ma’a Nonu reach a milestone in his club career with his 150th Super Rugby appearance. He is only the fourth player, and the first Back, to get to that total Continue reading
With the All Blacks blowing into the Windy City for the clash with the Eagles this Saturday we grabbed time with two Americans who have a key role in the smooth running of the build up to this historic match up.
USA Rugby has appointed two Liaison Officers to work with the New Zealand team to ensure the logistics of what is a busy schedule are kept on track. The two men appointed to these roles have the skills and knowledge to fulfill that brief – meet the other ‘Richie & Dan’ in the All Blacks camp.
With the clock ticking down to the start of the historic USA v All Blacks clash in Chicago I sat down with Eagles Coach Mike Tolkin to discuss the big game and the run up to the Rugby World Cup. Continue reading
While the excitement continues to build ahead of the USA v All Blacks game in Chicago it was reported this week that USA Rugby had had to negotiate Continue reading