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Gregor Townsend wins RoboDirect Pro12 Coach of the Year

Gregor Townsend named RaboDirect Pro12 ‘Coach of the Year’

The Winning Habit

Wayne Smith looks at the ideas that took the Chiefs to a Super 15 title and ponders the difficulties of lifting the players in the second season

Looking for a perfect 9

Eddie Jones discusses the different types of scrum-half play

If you want to be a great passer you must repeat yourself

Eddie Jones sees a growing shortage of midfield backs who can pass off both hands and points the finger at junior coaches

Why late is on time

Graham Henry talks about the midfield and the need for patience

Gatland will need good men as well as good players

Graham Henry examines the philosophy behind selecting a Lions squad and reckons there is more to it than just selecting the best 36 players

The Lions captain must be able to influence the ref

Eddie Jones considers the dilemma facing Warren Gatland over his choice of Lions captain

Graham Henry on Being a World Class Coach

World Cup winning coach, Sir Graham Henry talks about the fundamentals of being a good coach, his love of the game and why he got involved with The Rugby Site

Why coaches must not be slaves to rugby league fashion

Wayne Smith sees more and more rugby league formations coming into the union game and says that they are leaving big holes in the defences of the northern hemisphere teams

Why it is important to keep challenging yourself

Richie McCaw talks about his passion for rugby and why it is important to keep on challenging yourself and working on personal improvement.