Where the Highlanders Couldn’t Beat the Blues | Highlanders Tactics

The Highlanders had the unwelcome honour of being the first New Zealand casualty of the Blues since 2016. The Highlanders tactics were solid for...

The Chiefs Incredible One-Week Transformation | Chiefs v Hurricanes

Last week we summarised the Chiefs major problems in the article how NOT to beat a rush defence. They were kicking the ball away...

What To Expect From The New Hurricanes Tactics

With Super Rugby 2019 in full swing, it's important to understand what your team (and their opponents) are trying to achieve on the field....

The Truth Behind Scotland’s Comeback | England v Scotland Tactics

Scotland's comeback to retain the Calcutta Cup was a great moment of Rugby history, and it was no accident. The Scots used a combination...

England’s First-Half Tactical Masterclass | England v Scotland

Before we begin, I must ask you to suspend reality for a few minutes and forget what happened in the second half of England...

Why Ireland Failed To Fire Against Wales | Wales v Ireland

Joe Schmidt is known to accept nothing less than perfection on the pitch. It came as a surprise then when Wales completely bossed his...

These 3 Classic Tactics Just Won Wales A Grand Slam

Wales' victory over Ireland to win a Grand Slam was a testament to sheer determination and the will to win. A look at their...

Can Ireland’s Lineout Steal The 6 Nations? | Ireland v France

Ireland love building moves and structures around lineouts. They provide the perfect foundation for the computer-like chess moves that Joe Schmidt like to coach....

Gatland’s Two Forms of Welsh Defence | Scotland v Wales Analysis

We have discussed how Wales used two forms of attack to beat Scotland, and now it's time to look at their two forms of...

Wales’ Two Attack Structures That Beat Scotland | Scotland v Wales

With a chance of a Grand Slam on the horizon, Warren Gatland has shown his hand on both attack and defence during Scotland v...

The New England Way Part 2: The Kicking Attack

Power, pace and precision. When looking at England's new attacking ethos, we must look at what England now have, that they didn't in the...

Can THIS Highlanders Defence Win a Super Rugby Title?

In this year's 6 Nations, we have noticed a trend of building a gameplan around defence. England used this style of play to beat...

How NOT to Beat a Rush Defence in Super Rugby 2019

Rush defences are becoming the new hot tactic in World Rugby, and teams are being forced to adapt on attack. Only one Kiwi side...

Why the Crusaders Attack Won’t Be Stopped In 2019

The Crusaders undefeated streak is growing round by round, and complacency is nowhere to be found. In fact, their attack is still levelling up...

The Chiefs v Sunwolves Tactics That Helped Make History

The Sunwolves made history in Round 3 of Super Rugby 2019, picking up the first away win in their history. We will uncover the...

The Surprising Weakness Super Rugby Teams Are Targeting In 2019

When we think of beautiful Rugby attack, a sweeping backline move with a winger scoring in the corner may spring to mind. But there...

Warren Gatland’s Unexpected 6 Nations Attack | Wales v England 2019

As we built up to the first Wales v England 2019 fixture, it was difficult to see any chink in England's defensive armour. The...

Gatland’s Genius 6 Nations Backfield Defence | Wales v England Tactics

Warren Gatland came into this game knowing he needed to prevent England from kicking his side to defeat. To do this, he came up...

Liam Williams Killed England’s 6 Nations Kicking Game | Wales v...

Liam Williams put in a man of the match performance during Wales v England as he consistently shut down one of the world's most...

Crusaders v Hurricanes 2019 | How The Hurricanes Can Recover

The first Crusaders v Hurricanes 2019 showdown was hotly anticipated. But after watching the Crusaders run up a first-half 31-0 scoreline, Hurricanes fans may...

Crusaders v Hurricanes Tactics | The Crusaders Are Evolving In 2019

The Crusader's skills were so good in the first half against the Hurricanes, they may have sucked the attention away from the new tactics...

Crusaders v Hurricanes | The Epic Skills From The Crusaders Win

The Crusaders v Hurricanes fixtures are usually tense and competitive affairs. But in this one, the Crusaders won the first half 31-0 in one...

Super Rugby Explained | How The Bulls Used Springboks Tactics To...

We have already covered the brilliant tries from Rosco Specman in Round 1 of Super Rugby, and now it's now time to get into the...

Super Rugby Analysis | Can The Stormers Recover From Bulls Loss?

The Stormers were handed a heavy 40-3 thrashing at the hands of the Bulls in Round 1 of Super Rugby 2019. Their errors were...

Super Rugby 2019 | How The Bulls Built Two Brilliant Specman...

A big talking point after the opening round of Super Rugby 2019 is the incredible tries from Rosco Specman, a 7's star turned Super...

Super Rugby Skills | The New Skills From The Kiwi Sides...

In our previous article on the Kiwi teams' scrum domination tactics, we finished on a brilliant pass from Ryan Crotty to send Ennor through...

Super Rugby Tactics | How The New Zealand Teams Will Win...

The Super Rugby tactics from Round 1 have given us a few hints at what the Kiwi teams are up to when playing for...

Super Rugby Round 1 | The Kiwi Teams’ Scrum Domination Tactics

There's a stereotype persisting among certain commentators that scrums in Super Rugby are an afterthought. If you watch the highlight reel from Super Rugby...

Video: The Warren Gatland Interview in FULL

The Warren Gatland Interview in FULL encompasses a huge number of topics from Warren's playing days with that mighty Waikato side right through to this...

Italy v Wales Tactics | Can Wales Keep Their Unbeaten Streak...

Wales have had an ace start to the 6 Nations in terms of results, beating France and then going back to back to dispatch Italy....

Scotland v Ireland Tactics | Joe Schmidt’s Power Plays In Depth

With Townsend and Schmidt at the helm, the Scotland v Ireland tactics were always going to be on another level. We have already broken...

Italy v Wales | Italy’s Game Management Problems Explained

After Wales almost stumbled against France in their opening 6 Nations match, Italy had a slim chance of an upset here. Italy v Wales at...

Video: Italy v Wales 2019 Six Nations Review

The Italy v Wales 2019 Six Nations match was a frustrating affair with countless unforced errors from both sides. There is no doubt that...

Scotland v Ireland | The Moments That Cost Scotland Victory

In this years 6 Nations, Scotland v Ireland pitted two mastermind coaches against each other. Both Joe Schmidt and Gregor Townsend understand the dark...

Video: Scotland v Ireland 2019 Six Nations Review

The Scotland v Ireland 2019 Six Nations match provided Ireland their fifth win from their last six visits to Edinburgh. It also extended the...

England v France Tactics | Why France Failed to Expose England

France were unceremoniously demolished at Twickenham by an England side that appeared to have no weaknesses. However, the truth is France were sometimes just...

England v France | England’s Multi-Phase Moves Revealed

England v France should have been another tense affair, with England grinding a second win in their first home game of the 6 Nations....

Video: England v France 2019 Six Nations Review

The England v France 2019 Six Nations match was won by England. Not only won, but won by 36 points. Only once before in...

The New England Way Part 1: Defence

"We Go Again" Since 2016, these three simple words, screamed by players and captain alike, symbolise The England Way. Hartley repeated it in the changing rooms...

Scotland v Italy Tactics | Why Italy Can’t Keep Up In...

I don't write this article as a disrespectful criticism of Italy. But after their opening 6 Nations loss to Scotland, a wave a deja-vu must...