December 2011

switch practice

Step-By-Step Guide: Switch Pass

A SWITCH is an easy skill to master and a great way to beat a defender, especially out wide. If your attack is running out of space, and the touchline…

Final signature on the scroll - Richie McCaw

Cycling from London to Auckland

Two rugby nuts spent 18 months cycling to the World Cup. Here’s their story… We had plans to set up home in Australia and we wanted to see the world…

gaskell tip

Shape up for Sevens Rugby

The new-look HSBC Sevens World Series kicks off in Australia on 25-26 November. Sevens players are placed under intense physical stress over the two days, and preparation is the key…

Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland reviews his World Cup

It would be easy to look back on the World Cup in a negative way and think about what could have been, but we’ve got to be positive. It’s more…

delon assoc

Journey through rugby – Delon Armitage

Delon Armitage was one of the few England successes at the World Cup in New Zealand, proving a credible alternative on the wing and showing the kind of form that…

Kirby Myhill - Scarlets

Future Faces – Joe Launchbury and Kirby Myhill

Kirby Myhill (Scarlets) Matthew Rees’s injury and Ken Owens’s World Cup call-up meant teenage hooker Kirby Myhill was fast-tracked into first-team rugby at the Scarlets this autumn, sharing the No…

Back: A Tavener, C Wilmot, H Browne, A Ayoade, A Scaffardi, H Blaicklock, A Wood, B Lawrence, T Keith, C Painter, K Alboni, C White, A Lundberg. Middle: J MccGwire, R Baitz, S Evans, A Szczotka, Mr Z Higgins (coach), L Brown (capt), Mr A MacDonald (coach), L Hopkinson, T MccGwire, A Takenaka, J Weddle. Front:  J Burke, N Barry, M Cruz-Cano, M Chawla, J Battle, C Coltart, N Catto, S Hewitt

Hampton – School Team of the Month (September 2011)

Hampton are our first 2011-12 Team of the Month after seeing off the challenges of Aylesbury GS, RGS Lancaster, Pangbourne and Woodhouse Grove. It’s the Middlesex school’s very first Team…

France faced up to the Haka, and also faced an automatic £2,500 fine

Dimitri Yachvili and his World Cup moments

I am so proud of my team-mates for the way we played in the World Cup final. We showed pride in our jersey and incredible team spirit. Clearly we’re disappointed…

The final whistle of the tournament

Craig Joubert recaps his World Cup tournament

The New Zealand people came out to support the World Cup and it was a magnificent tournament. It was the games around the country, in smaller places like New Plymouth,…