The Role of the Hooker

The hooker, #2 or Rake is one of the most complex and challenging positions in Rugby. In the set-piece, they play a huge role in the scrum and are responsible for throwing the ball into the lineout.  The most recognizable responsibility of the hooker is throwing the ball into the lineout. Lineout throwing is very…

Uncoached: How to defend as a Scrum-Half

Defending while playing scrum half is one of the least defined roles on a rugby field. In attack, the 9s role is very structured; they pass the ball from the ruck and run or kick sometimes. The variation is obvious from how the different teams in the Six Nations use their scrum half in defense….

Rugby 15s vs Rugby 7s

As spring turns to summer the 7s season begins. Rugby 7s was originally devised in Melrose Scotland by two Butchers, Ned Haig and David Sanderson in 1883 as a fund-raising event for their local rugby club RFC Melrose. Since then it has spread across the globe, the HBSC 7s series plays tournaments all around the…