Preseason Ramblings

I’m still working on finishing my phd and its still preseason. Will either ever end? Which will end first? These are some of the questions you’ve probably not been asking yourself. Here are some rugby questions I’ve been had rattling around my head.

Tighthead lock

When big bad Brad joined Leinster the term tighthead lock suddenly became all pervasive in scrummaging terminology. Its certainly true that Thorn took the starting position from Toner and its also true that he added significant strength and aggression in both the scrum and around the field, as one would expect from one of the all time greats. But how important is this specialism to the game? Continue reading