Gavin Hickie Lineout Coach

About Gavin Hickie

The rugby site welcomes the return of Gavin Hickie, @LineoutCoach, as a feature writer. Gavin is the Head Coach of Ivy Rugby Conference Champions, Dartmouth College and the Collegiate All-Americans and has great insight into rugby in the USA, which is currently the fastest growing team sport.

With the success of USA sevens team there is a rising sentiment that rugby’s sleeping giant is about to awaken. Gav will share his inside thoughts with TheRugbySite.

Coming soon will be the release of “Rugby Revealed” a book written by Gavin and co-author Eilidh Donaldson which features 100 of the top rugby players and coaches who offer their advice on how to reach your rugby potential. It features a host of TheRugbySite contributors so stay tuned for release dates and how you can get a copy.

Gavin Hickie's latest articles

Rugby Revealed: A Lesson in Rugby

Rugby Revealed is a joint project with Gavin Hickie and writing partner Eilidh Donaldson about modern game which explained the position specific attributes and broke down the key elements of the sport.

Code Hoppers a Fascination in Sport

Further to Graham’s article last week, Gavin Hickie looks at sports’ fascination with code hoppers especially Sam Burgess and Jarryd Hayne.

Why USA Rugby is Rugby Ready

Gavin Hickie who has been involved with rugby in the US since his departure from Leicester Tigers in 2008, and colleague Eilidh Donaldson from, look at the reasons behind the explosive growth and development of the game in the US.

England’s Lineout: What a Difference a Week Makes

England showed marked improvement at the lineout over the past week. Our lineout coach analyses what Engladn have had to work on to produce better results at the lineout.