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I can answer most questions in detail but I am best used for "Forward" positions especially the "tight 5" and the scrum. I am a front row guy myself. I have good knowledge of game strategy and tactics. I cannot give detailed help with kicking myself but I can suggest general training applications and point you towards good resources. I am a New Zealander living in Southern California, USA. With regard to fitness or weight training: please understand that you are best going to a gym and getting first hand consultation from a qualified trainer. The risk of injury is too great for me to simply give you a program without being able to analyze your fitness or capabilities in person. I really suggest going through my previously answered questions as well. The most common repeat questions refer to tackling.

Experience in the area

I have played rugby from the age of 5 (I am 41 now) I have played "Premier" rugby in New Zealand, London, California, Colorado. I have coached youth, Mens and Womens rugby.


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Awards and Honors

Forwards MVP 2004 Season Back Bay Sharks, Newport Beach Ca., Division 1.

What do you like about this subject?

There is a position for any body type. Fast or slow, big or small young or old, male or female, you can have fun playing rugby.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I want to learn more coaching technique and drills to keep things fun. I want to keep playing until I am 65!

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Recent Answers from Nick Vujnovich

2015-04-05 Improvement in my rugby and speed.:

Hi Louis,     So sorry for not getting back to you earlier.     I am surprised your coach has said you'll be a good outside center without you knowing why. My first tip would be, ask for a talk after/before

2015-02-04 Girls Rugby Positions:

Hi Chloe,     Thanks for trusting me with your question.     I am going to put size and strength aside a little. I would ask myself a couple of questions:     1. If I was able to choose my most desired

2013-10-15 Recommended Position?:

Hi there, I have to assume your club team has a coach, right? Did the coach put you at center and what was his feedback?    I would stick to one position for a while - at least 2 or 3 seasons.     Also

2013-10-07 Tips for an 18 year old winger:

Hi Ariana ,     I'll put a copy of an answer from a previous tackling question below. The big thing is to not over think tackling. It doesn't nee to be perfect just effective. Even if you just hold on

2013-10-06 Which position?:

Hi Rian,     I think from your size and if you are on the high end of fit you should go for the flanker position. Another option could be hooker, if you have big props.     To start I would try blind side


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