Ruck Science acquires

After several months of discussions, our training and content team is pleased to announce the acquisition of 

The move will bring more than 40 of the web’s best rugby-focused articles to and give our readers access to the thoughts and advice of former Bay of Plenty star flyhalf, Nick McCashin.

Background was started in 2016 as a vehicle for Nick to express his thoughts on rugby and provide information and advice to young rugby players across the world. If you follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts, you will have seen links to Nick’s content posted regularly. He was even nice enough to let us re-publish a couple of articles, like his thesis on goal kicking for example.

Content Library was always on our radar as bastion of rugby training knowledge. It’s rare that you’ll find a person with Nick’s level of talent putting such huge effort into his online content. Here are some of the titles that you’ll now find on as a result of the acquisition:

More To Come

By making this move, our content library has grown significantly, but we’ve also added a terrific resource in Nick. Over the next few months, you’ll see his ideas showing up across our social channels. But all our content will get the benefit of his eye moving forward. The hope is that we can continue to bring you the best rugby-focused content on the web. 

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