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England Women Sevens Training

Pro’s Playbook: Attack from a scrum

THIS MONTH’S tip comes from Barry Maddocks, head coach of the England Women’s Sevens team. Do you want to learn how to capitalise from your scrum? Then download the PDF…

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Minis: How to play golden glove

NO, THIS isn’t a boxing match! Golden glove is a mini passing Olympics designed to test and improve youngsters’ handling skills. And just like last month’s golden boot, players relish…

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Pro’s Playbook: Attack from the box

DOES YOUR team need to widen its attacking options? Rugby World is here to help! In the July edition, we asked ex-England fly-half and London Irish Academy coach Giselle Mather…

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Pro’s Playbook: Rangi strike options

IN THE June edition of Rugby World, we asked Nick Walshe, ex-Bath and England scrum-half turned England U20s backs coach, how to run a Rangi strike move with four separate try-scoring…

Pro’s Playbook: Dummy switch winger

Pro’s Playbook: Dummy switch winger

EVERY MONTH we rack the brains of the professionals to bring you the best tips to help you improve your game! Sam Vesty, Bath playmaker and RFU Level Three coach, shows…

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Minis: How to play golden boot

IT’S A natural urge for young boys to put boot to ball, so indulge them by letting them play golden boot! It’s an excellent way for players to improve their…

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Strength work: the carry medley

IT’S TIME to focus on the legs! The drive from the lower body is what’s going to make those tackles successful – and, at times, push you over the try…

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Pilates with London Irish

IN THE September edition of Rugby World, London Irish take us through a session of Pilates. The full squad took part in one session per week during pre-season at Ten…

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Building upper body strength: the bear crawl

WE'RE STARTING to work the upper body. John Dams, Harlequins' head of strength and conditioning, shows us some variations of the old classic, the bench press, in the September edition…

Building the foundations: the shuttle test

Building the foundations: the shuttle test

ARE YOU starting to feel the effects of pre-season training? John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning has put together a workout to build your base strength in the…