For me the contact area is such an important aspect of the game. It is an area which we make sure practice at every training, both with forwards and the backs. In this module I will take you through ball presentation, followed by the role of the second player securing the ball. There are many contact drills you can apply, but as you will see the key is to be nice and strong over the ball, getting your head up and to maintain a wide base.
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Archive: Wilkinson’s Revolutionary Drop Goal in ‘03
This week we look at what was behind the famous Jonny Wilkinson’s drop goal to win the 2003 Rugby World Cup and the dramatic effect it has had on modern rugby and in particular the last two World Cup campaigns.
Argentina's Perfect Scrum
This week we look at the Argentine scrum that was nearly faultless, against the All Blacks in the recent world cup. From the preliminary ‘set up’ phase, right through to ‘the push’ which concludes the scrum.
Rugby Injuries and Six Nations
Injuries are now a common part of our game, and this year’s Six Nations has been no exception. So as we look forward to the weekend, take a moment to think of those on the side-lines, whose absence could have made all the difference.
Wayne Smith: Mindset of a champion Part 3 of 3
The third and final part of this series, Wayne Smith shares his philosophy on the need for coaches and players to continue to innovate, and think outside the square, – coaching to continue to win. And what’s it’s like to coach the rugby team of a nation who finds it totally unacceptable to lose a game of rugby.
WSU starts off their season with a win
Washington State University Rugby Club won’t play their first game of the season until this weekend, but they have already got a win on the board.
Simon Newkirk, a WSU rugby player and keen member of The Rugby Site completed our survey and was the lucky winner of 12 months’ access for all coaches at the club.