Coaching Like The Best

In Dunedin, June 19th, 2010, New Zealand played against Wales. The All Black players and coaches went through their pre-game rituals: walks, naps, conversations, visualisations. They received their jerseys, and thought about what it meant to them. One word comes to mind: everything. Kick-off time finally arrived. They absolutely hammer them. Dan Carter scores 27 … Continue reading Coaching Like The Best

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Are disciplinary records just decoration?

The disciplinary records of some players are cleaner than others. A common misconception would be that this is based on players' positions, that attritional forward play means that anger and foul play come to the fore. For example, Brian O'Driscoll, a man with well over a 100 international tests, had only two yellow cards on … Continue reading Are disciplinary records just decoration?