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RTP sessions and law change lessons

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We've got more ideas for teams who are tentatively coming back to training. These are good warm up activities once we get back into the regular season too. Also, there are some lessons from the return to full blown rugby in New Zealand with the Super Rugby Aotearoa competition. These lessons are very simple. Follow the true letter of the law around the tackle and ruck area. MORE

Return to play: Handling skills

in Email Newsletters, Rugby drills

As we begin to return to play and guidelines are adjusted, assuming that contact might be a few weeks or more away, let’s focus on some handling skills. Here are four activities to develop or revise your players’ pass and catch. You can modify them based on your Social Distancing protocols, and then as the... MORE

Return to play: excitement versus practicality

in Email Newsletters

Like lots of you, I'm excited that we are beginning to return to play. While the word "play" does stretch session might look like now, we can still start to rebuild our connections with our players. At present, most countries will not allow any form of contact training. Therefore, we will need to be patient, and think about what's worthwhile. MORE

What makes good coaches outstanding

in Email Newsletters

We are all frustrated that we can't be outside coaching at the moment. While there are more serious concerns in the world, coaching our sport still has a role to play in helping maintain good spirits and giving us all a focus for the future. Of course, we haven't stopped coaching. Everyone I've spoken to has, in some way, been in touch with their players and other stakeholders. In this newsletter, I'm going to give you some fuel for your own personal coaching well-being. MORE

Six Nations’ Lessons: Wales classic multiple 2 v 1...

in Attack, Defence, Email Newsletters

Wales scored a magnificent try against England, executing FOUR "2 v 1" situations in quick succession to score a try that started inside their own 22m area. Two attackers against one defender is a classic decision-making training scenario. There are lots of different ways to set it up. Here are four activities which ensure that there are plenty of variations to keep the players focused on using accurate skills under pressure. MORE

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