This is the first of 365 short blogs I am going to be doing about Rugby Union in 2015. One a day during a massive year for the sport. It’s going to be part diary / part tips on great rugby reading. Aimed at children and their adults.
I’ll kick off my reading tips with the new edition of Rugby World, which hit the shelves two days ago. It’s a great magazine with a lot of content for children. A family magazine, like rugby is a family game. There are interviews with key players from all the home nations, such as George Ford, pictured above. Tips on training drills, exercise and nutrition. Some great 2015 previews, with a marked focus on this year’s Rugby World Cup. And even a review of a children’s book…
If you want to get your kids reading rugby this is a great way to start a great year.
My last live rugby match of 2014 was to watch Yorkshire Carnegie play really well for 70 minutes against Worcester Warriors at Headingley. Yes, we lost. But Worcester looked like a Premiership outfit and Yorkshire have been improving a lot over the last few weeks.
My daughter and I have season tickets at Headingley this season and we’re loving it. There are at least six more home games to look forward to in 2015 and we’re off to the England-Italy Six Nations game in February too. I can’t wait to see what she thinks of Twickenham. I went to the Ireland and Samoa games in 2014 – my first Twickenham matches – and loved both.
Happy New Year, anyway. It’s a few months away, but, as you will see inside the pages of Rugby World, the momentum towards the Rugby World Cup is already building.