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How to organize the roles of your forwards on attack

Nick Bishop examines the value to a team of coaching with ‘clarity of purpose’ highlighting the All Blacks 2nd half of 2022 campaign with new coaches Joe Schmidt and Jase Ryan clarifying effect.

The theory of marginal gains in player development

The theory of marginal gains has been around for the best part of two decades. However, Nick Bishop highlights, citing All Black Samisoni Taukei’aho’s recent Ellis Park test performance as an example, marginal gains can have a momentum-gathering effect during a game.

What can ‘tactical periodization’ mean in a game of Rugby?

‘Tactical Periodization’ is becoming a popular phrase in the sporting vocabulary. What is it? How is being effectively used in Rugby? Analyst Nick Bishop explains ‘TP’ and how it is being adopted into Rugby.

Ennis Rugby Club producing Red Diamonds

How did 3 of 6 academy players come from Ennis Rugby club, in Co Clare, Ireland, not exactly a traditional powerhouse of Munster rugby appear in a European Champions Cup match and win? Luck of the Irish or the result of a successful development programme?

How the All Blacks made the ‘twins’ click at Eden Park

What is this ‘it’, the magic ingredient on a professional rugby field? Analyst Nick Bishop takes a look at ‘whether the new 7s ’twins’ are the All Blacks ‘it’ after last weekends Bledisloe cup match in Auckland.

How Warren Gatland won the preparation war in Cardiff

Warren Gatland’s knowledge of the game in the UK and Ireland is anything but one-sided. He has coached in Ireland, Wales and with Wasps in England and more importantly, he has coached on three consecutive British & Irish Lions tours. Analyst Nick Bishop details how that ‘inside knowledge’ gave him and Wales a priceless advantage against England in Cardiff.

Is there a right time to walk away?

In the cut-throat world of elite sport, unfortunately coaches do not always get to choose when they step away from a role with their future more often than not defined by their employers. In his latest article Graham Jenkins examines the decision of the leading coaches who have met the success criteria of their bosses yet still opt to move on all the more interesting and perhaps revealing.

The most successful coaches - is there a secret to success

It’s clear that there’s no hard and fast plan to becoming a great coach. However our friends at Coach-logic take a look at some legends in their own disciplines, and how these giants have bucked the trend and are the benchmark that so many others are measured against.

Part 1 - Learning to Listen to Players Opinions

What is the best way for coaches and players to successfully engage when video reviewing a game? Video recording matches and post match performance analysis is an increasing part of rugby coaching. Video analysis platform partner Coach-Logic discuss learning to listen to players opinion, in the 1st of a 4 part series on Video performance analysis best practice.

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