Conor O'Shea has been speaking to The Rugby Paper regarding Harlequins' backroom staff's activities in the off-season.
One of his lieutenants went to Australia, another to South Africa, while himself and two others went to the US to spend some time with NFL side Philadelphia Eagles.
We spent a bit of time with NFL side Philadelphia Eagles. Collin Osborne has been doing some work with GlaxoSmithKline on cognitive learning tools, which enable off-feet training and will, hopefully, be a first in rugby.
The Eagles have been using it too so we went over to have a look. They play a really high-tempo offence so we looked at how they do their coaching. Two totally different sports but you can always take things from them.
The Eagles are currently coached by former University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and lost out in the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs last season.
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