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05.20.2020 - Alex Goff

Mark Bell played for Australia, coached Australia in the scrum, and has coached both the Reds and Waratahs in Super Rugby; he's an expert on the scrum and this is a special podcast.

04.15.2020 - Alex Goff

Paule Barford has been at the forefront of coaching rugby in the USA for decades. 

He speaks with Bruce McLane on RuggaMatrix America on being smart about coaching (if your players' game awareness is poor, why don't you emulate game situations in training?), how to create a high performance model that works, and for good measure he takesd a shot at the MLR.

04.13.2020 - Alex Goff

Former USA and RUNY Head Coach Mike Tolkin looks at the strange and still somewhat immature world of rugby statistical analysis.

In Part 1, Tolkin looks at what statistics are worth tracking and why.

In Part 2, Tolkin looks at what statistics should be tracked and how that information can be used by coaches.

It's a lot of good detail for the coach and the player.

04.12.2020 - Alex Goff

Now coaching in Japan, New Zealand-born coach Milton Haig is best known for his work with the Georgia National Team and their strong performances in the Rugby World Cup.

Haig speaks with Bruce McLane about the universal language of rugby, coaching without preconceived notions, and also how to build a game plan from a simple framework.

04.09.2020 - Alex Goff

Former Saint Mary's All American Brendan O'Meara has been back at his alma mater coaching the Gaels players and mentoring young athletes.

O'Meara talks in detail with Bruce McLane on how Saint Mary's approaches attacking rugby.

Pay special attention to what he says about skip passes.