My son played from 6 years of age up until the end of school, with a break for a couple of years in his early teens. I'd do the same today. In that time, I only saw a very small number of concussions across the games he played, maybe 3 or so, and none serious (all players, my son didn't suffer...
I only caught some of the presser, but I found it interesting that Eddie indicated that the make-up of the coaching team would be defined by what the players need. Seems inverted from the normal approach of securing the best coaches available in the normal categories of forwards, backs, defence...
I'd love to know how the players manage the heat after games - I saw a couple of the US women's players wearing ice vests during warm-up - I thought they'd all be using those. Presumably ice baths after the game.
They’ve used the training ground outside the SFS in previous years, but it’s a bad look to have the gold medal, World series, and World Cup-winning Australian women’s side playing games on a training paddock.
I was there yesterday, good weather for Sevens with cloud cover and a breeze, must be brutal today. As you mentioned in the other thread Adam, good vibe, plenty of fun, crowds probably didn't show up well on TV since they were all on the camera side of the ground.
I see the match reports from...
He looks fit - great story in the SMH from G Rob about him:
Which first tier nations aren't a shit show?
NZ - spent much of 2022 pretending that Foster was a good choice.
Sth Af - Rassie.
England - sacked Eddie 9 mo before a RWC, despite Eddie being all about RWCs.
Ireland - they seem to administer well, but what's the Post-Sexton future? And...