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Body position at the breakdown with Eddie Jones

We’re going to concentrate on the second man getting quickly in on the ball carrier by either taking the space or taking the threat out. These drills will help your players decide about taking the right option, once we’ve established this, we extend the drill to the 3rd and 4th man in a game like situation.

Part 1. Body position at the breakdown   18:07 Member content

Your body position at the breakdown is one of the most important factors in determining success. Eddie Jones walks you through the key points.

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Course Part 1
Extras Includes a companion PDF
Duration 18:07
Topics Breakdown Espanol
Applicable to Coaches   Players  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews

Great drill and well explained by Eddie. Totally enjoyed the decision making situation and hopefully it can improve the breakdown situation in our squad. Brill.

Wales

Excelente driles for breakdown

Uruguay

This is one of my favourite breakdown sessions. Excellent progressions, dynamic, and competitive. The three balls in the end is an excellent final add-on.

Canada

excellent video well explained by a great couch thank you

South Africa

eddie the master, great video just what i needed to help my U18s

Scotland

Splendid excercises and good building up. More of this good stuff!

Netherlands

PARTS 2 and 4 dont seem to work. shame as 1 and 3 are fab!

England

Well presented video

New Zealand

why is it that i can watch other video sessions but Eddie’s don’t show?

Australia

Very good. exactly what I wanted to sharpen up my u15s at ruck! Have you got any maul drills/games as cant see any?

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

This is a great video for all ages. Good for contact skills and game sense.

Australia

very clear

England

great

Scotland

traducirlo al español por favor

Argentina

Fantastic drill simple but totally game related

New Zealand

just love this demo, quality

England

Excellent, loved the three rucks drill at the end.

France

Great video. Great small drills and games that involves full contact but also keeps it under control.

USA

I loved this video. Eddie really zeroed in on effective body position for the 2nd, 3rd players etc to the ruck. Make sure you watch the whole video because it shows the players improving every time they reset. Really appreciate the insight

New Zealand

Used this with the U19 boys it really helped with ball retention.

USA

Good exercises and interesting to see how technical one has to be when working with players that struggle on the language barrier.

New Zealand

Thanks mr. Jones for this lesson on the breakdown. Everything was understandable and I will try to propose it to my athletes.

Italy

Fantastic decision making exercise!

Portugal

Really useful drill – will try out with our minis!

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Great detail and useful drill

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Excellent master class. Basque Country.

Spain

Could also look at ball placement and a wide v narrow gate. Leg drive and chest low to ground. Good drill and love the dynamic nature of having 3 or 4 breakdowns in a row changing the angle of entry.

Australia

Excellent drill that is real rugby specific brett fell perth

Australia

Eddie simplifies the breakdown, Good job.

USA

will you be having anymore videos uploaded of Eddies coaching sessions??? Guy has good session easy to make sense off and easy to follow..

New Zealand

Rucks is all about reaction! First come first serve! Great Staff

South Africa

Excellent coaching. Shows how important it is to scaffold the players learning and giving them ownership to make decisions during the session.

New Zealand

Thorough explanation by eddie.Great progessions and kept it very simple.

England

Well explained and communicated by Eddie

New Zealand

Perdón por el inconveniente, la versión subtitulada en español está ahora disponible.

New Zealand

no esta traducido…

Argentina

Great watch.

Australia

Nice work from Eddie showing the basic fundamentals to the break – down , step by step , easy take and very understanding ..

New Zealand

a very informative video, Eddie’s explanations are crystal clear and the progressions particularly into a ‘live game’ setting make it evident how this particular skill set fits into the game.

Wales

A very good specific session on the decision making process at the breakdown. Also some fantastic coaching principles from Eddie around demonstrations, questioning and the utilisation of game related activities to further enhance the learning of the players.

England

no esta traducido

Argentina

A very good session with the key points explained clearly. Simple to replicate and deliver effectively, Thank you!!

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Very good.Relevant and well explained

New Zealand

Great progression.

USA

Excelente ejercicio

Argentina

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