Best Of The Rest

2015-02-20-001Ten articles from around the globe, ranging from scrums to sevens, from Samoa to Scotland, from steroids to statistics, and even an unexpected laugh.

How Ahmad Harajly Became An Eagle – by Alex Goff

Great story on the newest member of Mike Friday’s USA 7s team.

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne On Fast-Track To Top – by Iain Morrison

Watch out for this guy, soon to be Scotland’s premier no9.

Obsession With Size Creates Bigger Need For Answers – by Paul Kimmage

Good read about steroids in the modern game.

Five Ways Data Is Changing The Sport – by Bill Gerrard

Interesting piece on the increasing use of statistical analysis in rugby.

Chance For Samoan Rugby To Stop The Rot – by Liam Napier

Interview with Alama Ieremia, the new interim GM of Samoan rugby.

Joe Schmidt Proves Nice Guys Prosper – by Ben Dirs

Premise might be shaky, but it’s a good read on a great coach.

Attitudes Must Change, Not The Laws – by Nigel Owens

A top ref’s opinion on how to ‘fix’ the scrums. Lots of truth here.

In Camp With The Ireland u20s – by John O’Sullivan

Even the juniors are expected to be professionals now.

Lawson Thriving On The Tyne – by Alasdair Reid

Conversation with the Scottish international hooker about Newcastle’s fortunes.

Wheatley vs Reading Abbey – by Gavin Belcher

One of the great match reports of our time.

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