Steve Anderson is the Director of Rugby for Rugby WA and recent author of a book titled “A Coach's Journey: Discussing essential aspects of professional coaching”. He’s held numerous roles worldwide, with organisations such as Australian Rugby League, Scottish Rugby Union, Irish Rugby Union, and Rugby Australia. He is a level 4 coach in Rugby Union and a level 3 coach in Rugby League.
Robin MacDowell is Rugby Canada’s lead in talent identification for the women’s national team and is a former player for the Canadian 7s team. He has coached extensively across Canada and even led the Mexican women’s team in their historic qualification for the 2018 RWC 7s. Twitter: @MacDowellRugby
Phil Llewellyn is an experienced coach, manager, educator and administrator. He has worked in player development roles for both England and Ireland Rugby, as well as senior, minis, and junior sections with grassroots clubs. He spent a season coaching in Canada and is also passionate about coach education plus mentoring.
Eddie Jones is the head coach of England. He has also coached Australia, South Africa, Japan, and the Brumbies to success.
In this episode, we discuss his coaching journey, the RWC, his autobiography, tactical periodisation, and the Law interpretations being seen in Super Rugby Aotearoa.
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Pierre Villepreux is a former Toulouse and French national player, receiving 34 caps for his country. He has had coaching roles with Toulouse, Italy, and France, and was their assistant coach during the 1999 RWC. He then went on to be the technical director for the French Rugby Federation and also held similar roles with World Rugby. In 2018, he was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. Twitter: @LePlaisirDuMou1
Stuart Edwards is based in Edinburgh and is the attack coach for Scotland U18. He is also Head of Rugby at Stewart’s Melville College who won the 2019 Scottish Schools’ Cup. He is still an active player with Heriots in the Super 6 and is enjoying being coached as a way to develop his own philosophy.
Joe Winpenny is the Director of Rugby at Oxford Brookes University RFC, a Rugby Development Officer at Oxford University, and Scrum Coach at Oxford Harlequins RFC. Joe played overy 200 1st grade games for Chinnor RFC, the club where he also first started coaching.
Dr Sommer Christie is a mental performance consultant who works with Olympic and Paralympic athletes, coaches, professionals, surgeons and performers. Her primary focus is to facilitate the enhancement of performance through mental skills training, including neurofeedback and biofeedback.
Sommer is also a former Canadian national player who competed in two World Cup’s, the World University Games, and several International test matches. She was also recently inducted into the Concordia University Sports Hall of Fame.
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Geraint Davies is a Head of PE and Games, based in the UK and recently completed his Level 4 Coaching Certificate. He is an RFU Senior Coach Developer, a club head coach, and has coached from U6’s up to senior international, in both the men’s and women’s game.
He’s producing some excellent coaching resources on Twitter and YouTube under the title Geraint Davies Rugby Coaching & Analysis.
Curtis Lauzon is the Technical Director at Rugby New Brunswick in Canada and moved from Ontario where he took up the role in 2017. He heads up the province’s Senior Women’s team and has had assistant coaching roles with both the Canada U18 men’s and women’s programmes, and the Atlantic Keltics Senior Women.