Here was a team that had fallen apart at the Commonwealth Games less than a year ago, but were now being crowned as World Champions. What can they teach us: Mostly it was about selecting the right people in all of the roles, players, managers, coaching team It also required good planning that is systematic and deals with facts and good data. . .  and is not complicated and is based on simplicity Understand that there will be no execution... Full article Full article

Nathan has been around rugby and coaching for most of his life. He is currently part of the coaching team with Canterbury in the 2019 campaign. Recently, at a public presentation he, along with the other coaches, talked about the secret elixir to success that seems to be part of the Canterbury and Crusaders winning formulae. Culture is the main ingredient it would seem. Perhaps that is why it remains so elusive for many other franchises and provinces. It is... Full article

If you head down to Rugby Park in Christchurch you will see the old Rugby Park and the new Rugby Park. The old Rugby Park is a somewhat battered and dilapidated building with a spectator stand facing the field, a number of rooms underneath including change rooms and a small gym area. Above and to the left are a series of small rooms that were used as offices. This building was where 7 Super Rugby titles were won. It is... Full article

Recently, Sam Whitelock spent time with a Total Tours rugby group. As per usual, he offered his time over breakfast to answer some questions. One of those questions was about team culture and how do you develop it. Sam replied: Culture is many things. It could be that funny hat that one of your players is wearing: is that for the Dick of the Day? It could be how your coach or captain conducts themselves and leads by example. It... Full article

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