A Mini is spotted for the first time

In this case, not the famous small car but a number of small rugby players. Every Sunday morning during
November 1971 over 70 Primary School aged boys converged on Tytherington to learn the rudiments of
the game of rugby, this was Mini-Rugby. This form of rugby was introduced by the RFU to try to expand
the game beyond the traditional private and grammar schools. Macclesfield was one of the very first
North West clubs to introduce Mini-Rugby, so-called because of the size of the players not the size of the
pitch. Dai Jones, first team coach and Kings School teacher, supervised the game’s introduction to
Macclesfield and was assisted by a number of other Kings masters. At the outset, it was targeted at
teaching the rudiments of the game to young boys but fairly quickly plans were formulated to extend the
sessions into a weekly programme of games and training.


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Leinster and Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw faces up to another eight weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. He's likely to miss the Six Nations opener against England. ➡️ bbc.in/2EcwQt9

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Stuart Barnes looks at what caught his eye after round 3 of the Champions Cup, including wins for Gloucester, Saracens and Racing: skysports.tv/WtkNfj

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"100% he will be fit." Saracens boss Mark McCall says England lock Maro Itoje, who is currently out with a knee injury, should be ready for the Six Nations. 👉 bbc.in/2SDacya

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Saracens boss Mark McCall says England lock Maro Itoje, who is currently out with a knee injury, should be ready for the Six Nations.

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Team of the Week 🏉 Find out who makes it into our 1⃣5⃣ after another busy weekend of European Cup rugby, with some 10 clubs represented. 👉 More here: skysports.tv/TVuxNz

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Over 2,500 people attended @nepalrugby 'Get into Rugby' festival in Kathmandu’s Tundikhel Park, with many touching a rugby ball for the very first time

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These girls were excited to hear that our 'Asia 1 million' Impact Beyond target has edged a little bit closer after the #RWC2019 Trophy Tour visit to @nepalrugby

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Rugby Australia will make a decision on the future of Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika before Christmas: skysports.tv/VYub12

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