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To be, or not to be...Top 14 champions

Writer Graham Jenkins gets an insight into the new ‘culture’ behind Castres surprise Top 14 championship win with Castres coach Joe El Abd.

Comfortable in chaos – train like a champion team

As the dust settles on another epic northern hemisphere season, writer Graham Jenkins looks at Stuart Lancaster’s influence at Irish province Leinster as they set the bar in Europe last term with a brilliant blend of power, pace and skill that carried them to not only the Champions Cup title but also the PRO14 crown.

The benefit of coaching out of your comfort zone

Ronan O’Gara is set to swap French Top 14 side Racing 92 for the Crusaders in New Zealand next month in a bold bid to improve as a coach and broaden his understanding of the game. Writer Graham Jenkins looks at O’Gara’s motivation for heading down under to the Crusaders.

Sarries focused on the journey - not the destination

Crowned Kings of Europe once again last month with a hard-fought 28-17 victory over French rivals Clermont Auvergne, Sarries then saw their hopes of a ‘double double’ dashed by Exeter Chiefs in an epic Premiership semi-final defeat just a week later. Leading writer Graham Jenkins looks at what’s behind Saracens ongoing success.

Talent Is Not Enough - Aviva Premiership Review

You don’t have to be a genius to predict future performance by using previous performance. However, Gainline Analytics review the Premiership performances based on their recruitment based methodology rather than the typical performance based. See how the nuances of their predictions and the season played out.

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.

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.

Why England are reaching a winning consensus

Dwight D. Eisenhower once defined leadership as “the art of getting someone to do something you want done because he wants to do it”. Leading analyst Nick Bishop illustrates how Eddie Jones seems to have cultivated this art with his English charges, and the players who are clearly thriving on the responsibility.

The influence of match analysis in the modern game

Match analysis has a huge influence in the modern game.

Brendon Ratcliffe explains the history of match analysis, shares his first experiences with analysis software in the early 2000s, and shares his tips for getting video analysis started for your own team.

Giselle Mather, the first female Premiership Rugby Coach?

Breaking rugby’s glass ceiling: Graham Jenkins profiles the woman who might just be the Premiership’s first female coach

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