Archive For The “Defence” Category

The Selection Method – Steps 6 to 10

By | July 18, 2017

Step Six – Selection Responsibilities Once the players have been ranked they can be categorized into three groups – “in”, “out” and “unsure”. •  The “in” players are those who will definitely be in the team. •  The “out” players are those who will definitely not be in the team. •  The “unsure” players are […]

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The way the game is played

By | April 19, 2017

The early games of the Super Rugby would seem to indicate that we are going to see the continuation of last year’s wars of attrition which were very much the same as the November test window especially the way the All Blacks played. It is a game in which there are extremes in sharing possession […]

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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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