Player Welfare

There have been a number of player welfare issues come up over the last week or so concerning concussion and extra or unnecessary travel. In my sixth Patreon exclusive show I talk about player welfare both from a concussion and travel point of view. You can help support me produce more rugby content for you... Continue Reading →

#RugbyChat EP27 – Rugby Cliches

It was a full house this week on the #RugbyChat podcast! Debutant Jessjoined Ashwin, Mike and I  as we reacted to Round 2 of Super Rugby2018. The 5 and a bit Questions we tackled this week were: Q1 What was your favorite moment of the Super Rugby weekend? Tangent Injuries in the game Q2 It’s early days... Continue Reading →


Doping is an issue that I have accused the mainstream media from avoiding in the past. Last week it was reported that New Zealand Rugby had banned it's 4th player this year of steroid offences. In my third Patreon exclusive show I talk about doping in rugby not only in New Zealand but also the... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Player Welfare

Player welfare has been a key topic this week with Dr Willie Stewart of World Rugby's Independent Concussion Advisory Group saying that the protocols are not fit for purpose. Also Paul Thorburn came out and said "World Rugby has created a monster". Here are my thoughts on Player Welfare from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. Support DrivingMaul As... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk The Size Of Players

Iacopo Destefani got in touch on YouTube and asked my thoughts on players having to "reach unprecedented levels of fitness to be able to break through the defense." This is also connected to the lack of space on the modern professional rugby pitch. Here are my thoughts on player size and finding space on the rugby... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Concussion & Culture in Rugby

Last week I talked about Concussion and the language used by commentators and players around it. George Penn replied on Twitter about the culture of players in the game and the change that's needed there. Here are my thoughts on the culture around concussion in rugby from my Live Stream on Periscope earlier. Support DrivingMaul As Patron @EsseHunter... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Concussion & “Doing The Right Thing”

At the weekend during the France v Scotland 6 Nations game we heard the commentators saying that the medics were "Doing The Right Thing" taking a player off for an HIA. This tone suggests that there might be an option not to & I think that language needs to change. Here are my thoughts on... Continue Reading →

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