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How to attack ‘heads-up’ from scrum

What is heads-up rugby in attack? Leading rugby analyst, Nick Bishop explains this in detail in his latest article.

England's growing belief will have All Blacks on high alert

This England side just refuses to accept defeat. Leading writer Graham Jenkins considers whether England’s growing unrelenting self belief will be causing the All Blacks any concern.

How to use ‘gadgets’ at the lineout

The closer to set-piece a weakness can be pin-pointed, the more likely it is to result in a score. That score could be the difference between winning and losing. This week we hear from leading rugby analyst, Nick Bishop on his thoughts around lineout gadgets.

6 Nations 2017 – The Broader Picture

Ben Darwin from GAIN LINE Analytics gives his view on the prospects of the 2017 6 Nations tournament. What the underlying drivers to each teams success are and what they need to look out for over the tournament.

Farrell is a captain in everything but name

England flyhalf, Colin Farrell appears to have taken another step forward in his game development under Eddie Jones. Leading writer Graham Jenkins highlights Farrell’s progress and growing leadership influence within the national side.

How to make yourself an effective ‘jackal’

It is hard to do without a number of specialists in defensive contact in the modern game. With the number of breakdowns on the increase and set-pieces on the slide, they have become essential personnel.

Nick Bishop looks at the stats and looks at who and what is required at the breakdown in today’s game.

Game-planning for natural weaknesses

Sir Graham Henry suggests that a plan can start with the identification of what he calls ‘natural weaknesses’ in the opponent.

Leading analyst Nick Bishop, looks at one of the foremost among those weaknesses is the transition area between the last forward and the first back in the defensive line.

The prospect of the Six Nations never fails to lift the gloom

The prospect of the Six Nations never fails to lift the gloom that can descend as quickly as the sun at this time of year in the northern hemisphere.

What are the challenges facing each coach and who will bolster their CV with a Six Nations title? Who will take a step nearer the exit?

Leading writer Graham Jenkins looks at the respective coaches prospects.

Reviewing the Autumn International - Part 2

Looking at each team in isolation does not give a true reflection on their realistic performance, only a perception of performance.

Read part 2 of the autumn international review by Gainline Analytics.

Coaches must lead quest to change collision culture

A spate of dismissals have hogged the headlines in recent weeks, and often divided opinion, with referees determined to underline World Rugby’s commitment to player welfare and eliminate dangerous play. Leading writer Graham Jenkins looks at what’s behind the actions and who is to lead the behaviour change.

Why the Celts are rising again in the European Champions Cup

It appeared to be all over for the Celtic Nations when the Heineken Cup morphed into the European Champions Cup in October 2014. However that does not appear the case in 2016. Leading analyst Nick Bishop looks at the Celt revival led by Glasgow Warriors.

Perception versus reality regarding Wales’ performance during the Autumn Internationals

Looking at each team in isolation does not give a true reflection on their realistic performance, only a perception of performance.

In part 1 of the autumn international review, Gainline Analytics look at understanding the power of perception and the first step in understanding a team’s actual ability to perform.