Archive For The “Sevens” Category

Coaching – A Seven-a-Side Rugby Defence

By | January 18, 2017

My recent experience coaching and observing Sevens leads me to recognize that much has changed since I wrote the first manual and workbook in 1997. This is not unexpected as the game has developed with the selection of bigger, stronger, faster, more skillful and more powerful players. This has brought into question the relevance of […]

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Is it Sevens’ or Tens’ or Fifteens’? Or is it Rugby?

By | June 2, 2013

Increasingly I am hearing of examples of Olympic funding being for Sevens only. It would appear that national Olympic committees see rugby as the elephant in the room with playing numbers being greater than many Olympic sports and, as a result, becoming a threat to them if funding is based on playing numbers. In some […]

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By | February 19, 2013

  Having watched the Sevens World Series tournaments so far in the 2012/ 2013 season there are some trends that may be worth looking at. I realise that watching the games on TV doesn’t always give you the best view especially when it comes to seeing the total picture, but it does take you in […]

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