I want to be a coach, not a choreographer – Karl Cross – #105

My guest this week is long time grassroots rugby coach – Karl Cross.

This interview was recorded in March of 2023 and we talked about Karl’s incredible entry to rugby, his near-vertical learning curve when playing tighthead prop, a transition into coaching, and some incredible, powerful lessons learnt whilst coaching and we finished by discussing the absolute stream train that is the women’s game at the moment.

This chat surprised me and inspired me in equal measure – I hope you enjoy!


Contact Karl Cross on Twitter @topoftheprops

Bletchley Rugby Club on Twitter @BletchleyRUFC

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Karl’s BLOG post that we discussed in the pod.


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