Video: Eddie Jones Interview

The 1014 Rugby were fortunate enough to get access to an Eddie Jones Interview from The Rugby Site. And as you would expect it...

Changing centre play

The play of the weekend was the diagonal kick from Owen Farrell to Jonny May to touch down in the corner. Once the ball...

Save Our Sport! Why Rugby Needs A Substitution Revolution

In this article, I will outline a debate that could significantly change our game. I will set out arguments for and against the introduction...

Video: Paul Wallace Interview

The 1014 Rugby were fortunate enough to get a Paul Wallace Interview. And as you would expect it is full of great insights and...

Scotland v England: What will Eddie Jones be coaching?

Eddie Jones will be happy with aspects of England's performance against Wales, and regardless of public persona, furious with others. To not score any points...

Video: Six Nations Week 2 Review

Six Nations Week 2 Review from The 1014 Rugby The big talking points form Week 2 of the Six Nations were: Will Furlong and Henshaw...

Video: Scotland v France Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the Scotland v France match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Video: England v Wales Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the England v Wales match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Video: Ireland v Italy Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the Ireland v Italy match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Wales’ patterns and tactics part 6: Kicking Strategy

Wales implementation of their attacking kicking strategy has been done very, very well. This has been a part of their game for long before the...

Leinster’s backrow going from strength to strength

Leinster’s backrow depth is the envy of Europe; a theme so often trotted out it has become a cliché. However, there is more truth...

Wales’ patterns and tactics part 5: On the break

This article shows Wales' keenness on moving the ball wide. It also illustrates that the players need change only one thing in order for...

Video: Six Nations Week 2 Preview

Ireland v Italy All the talk in Ireland this week has been of the Johnny Sexton wonder goal and rightfully so, but has it hidden...

Expected Wins Contributed (xWC). The holy grail of statistical analysis?

The holy grail of statistical analysis in any sport is to have one metric that fits all. Not only does it fit all, but it...

Wales’ patterns and tactics part 4: The 3-3-Tip on

The 3-3-Tip On is the same principle as the previous pattern. However, the lack of screen differentiates it. The pattern is very similar if...

Video: Six Nations Week 1 Review

Six Nations Week 1 Review from The 1014 Rugby The big talking points form Week 1 of the Six Nations were: What happened to Scotland?...

Rugby IQ Series: Part 4 (Exeter v Montpellier 13/01/18)

Previous articles in the Rugby IQ series can be found here, here and here. Part 4 of the series will focus on the Champions Cup...

Wales’ patterns and tactics part 3: The 1-3-3-1

In this, the third article on Wales we take a look at their use of the 1-3-3-1 system via some examples. The Welsh have a...

What should the Wales back 3 be against England?

After an exhilarating and amazing performance versus Scotland, Wales now look ahead to England. Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones said before the tournament that...

Can Chris Boyd create an English version of the Hurricanes?

Hurricanes Director of Rugby Chris Boyd has been appointed to replace interim boss Alan Gaffney at Northampton Saints for the 2018/19 season. After the sacking...

A Defense of Allister Coetzee

Allister Coetzee's career as Springbok head coach was marked by an 11-25 test record. This includes four wins against France, three against Argentina, and one...

Wales’ patterns and tactics part 2: The Tenets

This article takes a look at the new Welsh tenets. I say new, as they appear to be just that after years in the...

Brisbane Global Rugby Tens Preview

Back again for its second year, the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens looms as an exciting start to the Southern Hemisphere rugby season. This year, we’ll...

No change with Ireland

41 phases of play and one big punt from the middle of the field, is what saved Irish blushes in Paris on Saturday. It...

Wales’ patterns and tactics part 1: Introduction

First and foremost, you'll have to forgive me, as this is the most polarising series I've ever written. Mainly, because of frustration. There's a popular...

England’s Clubs in Europe: What Went Wrong?

With just three English clubs remaining in European competition, many are questioning what happened. Saracens are the only English club in the European Champions Cup....

Video: Italy v England Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the Italy v England match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Wales v Scotland Reviewed: The Scarlets Effect

Ladies and Gentlemen, I did not expect this. Wales were brilliant today. Fast, full of endeavour, their handling was crisp, their timing of their...

Video: France v Ireland Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the France v Ireland match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Video: Wales v Scotland Second Screen

The 1014 Rugby watch the Wales v Scotland match live on YouTube and Facebook. Check out the reactions and insights from The Shed with Gareth...

Ireland’s patterns and tactics part 7: Altering Patterns

As we know from the prior articles Ireland essentially have two attack patterns (or families); namely the 1-3-3-1 Looper and the Twos. But this...

Player height/weight + caps based Six Nations Week 1 predictions

Finally, the Six Nations has arrived, it's time to make some Six Nations Week 1 predictions. And for this Kiwi who has generally been disinterested...

Ireland’s patterns and tactics part 6: Key players

Now, remember, Ireland also have their kicking game. Which is arguably the most honed and accurate in the World. For this, you need Conor...

Ireland’s patterns and tactics part 5: Success factors

There are certain things that are required for Ireland's patterns to be fully effective, I like to refer to them as their success factors. As...

The Eddie Jones England Attack part 5: Summary and Kicking Strategies

In this final instalment of the series, I am going to run through an overview of England's box kicking strategies. If you haven't been through...

DNA Series: What is the Welsh DNA?

What is Welsh DNA? Are the current Welsh team playing to their DNA? We ask these questions and more. Before we look at the Welsh...

Video: Six Nations Week 1 Preview

Six Nations Week 1 Preview from The 1014 Rugby The 1014 Rugby run through the selections, look at what they might bring and discuss expectations....

Six Nations winners and their win loss record

Getting off to a winning start in the Six Nations is important for all teams to start building momentum. Only two teams since 2000 have...

Ireland’s patterns and tactics part 4: Twos

As you can probably guess the 1-3-3-1 pattern is not exactly free-flowing. It is highly regimented and geared for multiple phases across the park....

DNA Series: What is the English DNA?

What is English DNA? Are the current English team playing to their DNA? We ask these questions and more. Before we look at the English...