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The Big Tackle by David Clarke
January 5, 2009, 9:49 am
Filed under: Dan Cottrell, Rugby News | Tags: , ,


Austin Healey, a former England player and lately a contestant on TV dancing contest (Strictly Come Dancing), is handing out advice to clubs in a new UK TV show called The Big Tackle.

It will be interesting to see his take on life “amongst the weeds”.

Here is the marketing blurb:

“Following his star turn in Strictly Come Dancing, former England, Leicester and British & Irish Lions star Austin Healey is kicking off his dancing shoes and getting the rugby boots back on in a new show for ITV in association with O2.

Austin will be parachuting into a range of different rugby clubs around the country, trouble-shooting where he sees problems, sharing his unique insights into the game, and perhaps turning the club’s nightmares into dreams along the way.

Capped 51 times by England, Austin won’t be afraid to speak his mind and ask the tough questions that could transform the clubs he visits into champions … and he could be bringing his undoubted talent for communication to a club near you!

The series will be shown in March 2009 .”


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And what coaching qualifications does AH hold? it will either be great, or fall flat on it’s face.

Comment by Chris Edwards

As it happens he is going on a UKCC Level One course this month. This is a great course for him and might open his eyes to methods of coaching and getting the message across. His rugby analysis is pretty good on the TV even if his opinions and jocularity can cause some problems.


Comment by Dan

Im part of this, i play for birkenhead park rugby club, and met austin yesterday whilst playing against capenhurst, should be a great oppurtunity having him around.

Comment by Ryan Dunne

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