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Just Show Up and Play

I’m buzzing from the caffeine. Nervous, full of adrenaline and excitement. The crowd of 40,000 is pumping, yelling, singing. I can smell beery breath coming from the famous south stand at Hong Kong Stadium, home to the biggest Sevens Rugby event in the world. So many...

What Is Mental Strength ?

Much is written and spoken about ‘mental strength’ in sport. We are often told it is required to be successful in any walk of life, from business, to working in an accident and emergency ward, to parenting children Other words are sometimes used to describe the same...

The Selection Question

Team selection can often be an area which tests the relationships within a squad or a club more than most. The more successful a team becomes, the more competition for places increases. The better the team, the more people want to play for that team and the easier it...

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