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The Modern Dilemma.

The Modern Dilemma. Last year the British & Irish Lions toured New Zealand. They brought a new, modern defensive strategy with them. And they changed the way rugby is played across the world. Warren Gatland, an astute thinking coach if ever there...

Gary Gold Coaches US Eagles

Gary Gold has replaced John Mitchell as Head Coach of the United States men’s national team. Worcester Warriors announced the release of Gary Gold from his role as Director of Rugby at the club, freeing him to move to the USA.

Super Rugby 2017 Semifinals Post Mortem

It was semi-final time in Christchurch, yet just 15 000 spectators pitched up to watch the game as the Crusaders knocked out the Chiefs. Although the AMI stadium appeared fairly full, it has a capacity of just 20 000, and one would have expected a semi-final to fill all those seats.

Super Rugby 2017 – Thoughts on Week 6

It has been a busy week, and I have not had enough time to develop the thought I had reserved for this week. I will hold it over till next week. So, the only topic I will share is the news that Stade Français wing

Oh Captain, My Captain

Jean de Villiers has quit the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad after breaking his jaw in the game against Samoa. He has also announced his immediate retirement from international rugby...

Jake White’s Chequebook!

Jake White is currently the coach at Montpellier – he has been there since December 2014 when he replaced former French captain Fabien Galthie as coach. Once again he walked out of a contract...

In Search of Clarity

Rugby is a simple game. A team of 15 guys has only one major objective, to get hold of the ball, run with it as far as they can, passing it to and fro amongst team mates, until they have carried the ball over the goal line of their opponents.