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Contesting for ball & clear out with Bismarck du Plessis

Bismarck shares with you the physical techniques and the mindset required to win the battle at the breakdown. Taking you through a range of activities that will help your team win the contest for possession as well as being the most powerful and effective opposition clearers. These are the activities he uses and trains every day.

Part 1. Contesting for ball & clear out   17:13 Member content

Bismarck shares his insight to perform in the dark work of the breakdown. Where it is stealing ball or cleaning out, his tips are valuable.

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Course Part 1
Duration 17:13
Topics Breakdown Espanol
Applicable to Coaches   Players  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews

14:20 – that’s how you target a threat. great video




World class player and tutorial!


can’t see it.


Found it really helpful. very good

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

muy bueno!




this is awesome!!!definetly going to try it great video thanks Bissie

South Africa

The master of the breakdown contest showing us how to get there. Good stuff Bissie!!!

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Very clear.Thanks!


Complemented very well by Warburton’s video on breakdowns. While Warburton’s video focused more on fishing the ball at the breakdown, this one explains the role of the opposition player faced with the same scenario. I would recommend watching them one after the other to get an even better grasp of contest at the breakdown. Great quality, as always.



New Zealand

son muy buenos los detalles sobre la disputa de la pelota sobre la situación de tackle , como así tambien la limpieza de pescador !!!


Will be teaching this to the youngsters tonight, now that we see how its done. Lekker video Bissie




great video-



Great Britain & Northern Ireland

excellent video. Will try with team next week


Thanks bismarck jou leeker ding…..

South Africa

outstanding stuff. Players were very dialed in, and engaged. Dynamic session, can’t wait to use the technique for support arriving late.


great video

New Zealand

Great video. Rugby is looking so easy when you learn from the pro’s


Loads and Loads of small details. Excellent


Very, very good




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