Posts tagged rugby

A kick is only as good as the chase?
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James Hardwick

We hear this phrase regularly on the rugby pitch and after the first two tests between England and South Africa I thought it would be a good time to assess the difference between not only a good kick chase and a poor one, but the importance of putting the ball into the right areas in the first place. The kick/chase has become such an important play in recent years, not only because your limiting the chances of a counter attack but you can also give yourself a chance of winning the ball back, not all kicks have to be an aimless punts down field or more importantly result in a turnover.

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Moneyball & the Oval Ball
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Morgan Whitlock

Billy Beane was a natural athlete. As a teenager he was tall, good looking, fit and strong. Every game came easily to him, and when he played baseball at school he set records and won trophies. Scouts who came to watch Billy Beane play were convinced he was a superstar in the making.

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 Guide me oh thou great redeemer?
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Ben Scanlan

So in the week after the world cup was won, the RFU have said they didn’t actually put a deadline on Martin Johnson and Graham Henry has declared his interest in coming back to Britain. 

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