COMMENT:

When a major review into schools rugby was published earlier this year it failed in just one respect, which was to identify the root cause of nearly all the problems it correctly identified as blighting the game at that level.

The report was so clear on what was going wrong but not so detailed on the why.

It didn't quite get round, understandably perhaps, to concluding that the biggest problem in schools rugby is the almost absurd expectations held by parents, many of whom exert relentless pressure on their children, coaches and teachers to take the game far more

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