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‘This is not soccer’ – communications lessons from Nigel Owens

In case you didn’t notice, the 2016 version of the Six Nations kicked off at the weekend, meaning Europe’s top rugby union stars will be knocking lumps out of each other every weekend until the middle of March. 1,228 more words

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Referee appointments for 6 Nations

The RBS 6 Nations kicks off next weekend, so here’s a reminder of the match official appointments for the series.

The appointments were announced back in November and were made by the World Rugby Match Official Selection Committee following a detailed review of all performances during Rugby World Cup 2015. 144 more words


That’s All, Folks… A Fond Farewell to a Record-Breaking Rugby World Cup

And so another World Cup is over, and a historic one at that. England 2015 has been the highest-attended World Cup of all time with 97% of tickets sold; we’ve seen breath-taking tries, bone-crunching tackles, tear-jerking moments and – lest we forget – England become the first hosts ever to fail to advance beyond the pool stages. 516 more words


Things we learned from RWC2015

We English sure as hell know how to throw a party.

Let’s face it the English campaign was woeful. Selection issues, in-camp arguments, inexperience, poor decision-making, lacklustre defence and Brad Barritt, who carried the ball a grand total of about 3.5m, all added up to a combination of approximately sweet FA in terms of positives we can take out of the performances. 1,352 more words

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It was all smiles for New Zealand’s all conquering All Blacks with a near clean-sweep of the awards at the World Rugby Awards ceremony held on Sunday night at London’s Battersea Evolution. 689 more words


Help choose the sporting leader of October from McCaw, O Connell, Owens and Klopp

Leaders We Deserve subscribers are invited to submit candidates for Leader of the Month. The following attracted attention in recent news stories. This post reveals my four sporting leaders of October. 145 more words