Who will be the outstanding player at the World Cup?
Mark Reason gives his predictions on who will be the outstanding player of the World Cup.We want your thoughts to so enter your nomination and be into win free coach and player video modules.
JG believes it so it must be true
Our undercover man’s musings on Rugby World Cup happenings, featuring: a defence of Wayne Barnes, the performance of so-called minnows and short recovery periods between games.
An English Perspective
England will move on with relief to the next challenge after a match which left everyone here underwhelmed but we have seen mediocrity before from this team. They look over processed in my mind and it took some class from Youngs to show a few people that good skills cant be replicated on a sheet of paper or from a Leicester coaching manual.
Thorb's Referee Rankings
Peter Thorborn’s weekly ranking of referee performance during The Rugby World Cup. This week Owens and Lawrence share the leader board with 7/10 a piece.
JG's World Cup Musings
Our undercover man’s musings on Rugby World Cup happenings, featuring: All Blacks penalty count and handling errors, South Africa v Wales, the youth versus experience debate, sibling rivalry, and notable quotes.
Learning from World Cup mistakes
Richie’s thoughts on how New Zealand can learn from the mistakes of the previous two World Cups.
Richie McCaw: Tackle Techniques Trailer
To celebrate the start of the World Cup, we are releasing Richie McCaw’s latest video on Tackle Technique.Get some inside tips from the All Blacks captain on how to improve your tackle technique and tackle attitude.
Are NZ rotating or spinning?
What a curious team Father Ted, aka Graham Henry, has picked for the opening match against Tonga. It all makes some sort of sense until you get to the name at number ten. Daniel Carter is a car crash waiting to happen. The Tongans will come after him in a way that no other team in New Zealand’s pool is capable of matching.
Springboks - Welcome to Wellington
A couple of snippets from the official welcome and capping of one of the serious contenders of The Rugby World Cup. After watching their first open training session they looked composed and settled. A team that know that winning the World Cup is about a beautiful result and not necessarily about a beautiful game.
An insight into different defensive patterns – what works for the All Blacks may not be the answer for junior clubs.
Our undercover man’s weekly round up of news from around the rugby world, this week featuring: Growing back row injuries, Manu’s scintillating try in Dublin, the Wallabies “One Team” slogan, Tri Nations questions, Maka’s and Samo’s bouffant hairstyles, Eddie’s Eagles and Rugby World Cup arrivals…