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Fighting in training – it happens by David Clarke
October 10, 2008, 9:55 am
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby Team Management | Tags: , , , ,

Anyone who has played senior rugby will know that sometimes, in a high pressure training session, you are going to have a spat.

The latest headline for Danny Cipriani (or “Kelly Brook’s hunk” as some papers put it) is no different an occurence as one would find on any given week in club training. You don’t have to love your team mates and sometimes tempers will fray and in a physical game, some pushing and shoving will take place.

Where do you stand as a coach when this happens? Don’t condone it of course, or even encourage it. It is the product of a high pressure environment. You need to push your players into these types of situations and see how they react.

It is how you handle it afterwards that counts. Reconciliation and communication are required. And then move on.


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