David Brent: “Dutch girls must be punished for having big boobs.” Now you do not punish someone, Dutch or otherwise for having big boobs. Gareth: If anything they should be rewarded. David: They should be equal. Gareth: Women are equal. David: I’ve always said that. I remember ‘The Office’ when it broke onto the scenes … More David Brent and The R.F.U.
There are very few places in the sport where you will coach players with 15-20 years of playing experience alongside players who are touching a rugby ball for the first time. … More Women’s Rugby Coaching Vacancy: Must have…
So the first Lions test has taught us, that however good you think you are, the All Blacks will always be better. That doesn’t for a minute make me think they are not beatable. I think they are but to do so requires accuracy and intensity for 80 minutes. Not in patches. A couple of … More Lions..Lions..Lions…oh balls
I became obsessed with trying to get people making as many decisions as they can as often as they can in a variety of different situations. … More Coaching (the Pain and the Pleasure)
Yesterday saw the last game of women’s Premiership rugby with Aylesford Bulls/Harlequins winning the last premiership title following on from their cup win. Next year sees the formation of the “Super Rugby” tournament which is set to replace it and if anyone wants to have a hope of competing with what will then be “Harlequins” … More A Change is Coming.
The death of Dan Vickerman the former wallaby second row and one of the games enforcers hit me harder than I can really understand. I didn’t have a personal attachment to him, I remember him as a player and from his time as a Cambridge blue. It hit me hard that this tough uncompromising man … More Sadness for a Stranger. #MentalHealth
England’s win against France and Wales has seen a new language come into play when describing England: “the now professional England” is used to let oppositions off the hook when they lose to them. No doubt they will also be used to hammer home any defeats that may come their way. From 2006 to 2012 … More Blame the Professionals
Women’s sport week and the launch of the “Red Roses” campaign has been a great to be reminder to me of some of the fantastic rugby moments I have been lucky enough to witness first hand. I have to say my experiences of rugby have been hugely influenced by the women playing the game. My … More Rugby and WSW16
I have spent a lot of time recently analysing coaching, my own, the people I see around me and the stories I hear about some of the best and worst practices. I have to be clear now my coaching is nowhere near the level where I feel I can tell others how to do … More The 9 things coaching taught me.
The joy of amateur rugby is that you get to have an awful lot of fun. You can spend time with your mates, drink some beer and win the odd game as well. There is no sport like it for unifying people. It brings you into contact with people who you may never get to … More Rugby: A Risk Worth Taking