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Martin Castrogiovanni - Scrummaging with Martin Castrogiovanni

Born in Argentina of Italian lineage, Martin Castrogiovanni has won 105 caps for the Azzurri since debuting against the All Blacks in 2002. A tight head prop known for his immense power and great scrummaging technique, Castro has represented Italy in 3 Rugby World Cups. He made an immediate impact on joining the Leicester Tigers in 2006 winning the Guinness Premiership player of the year in his debut season. He has acquired a cult following at Welford Road and in addition to being one of the best props in world rugby; Castro is one of the games great characters.

Part 1. Individual power position - scrum 1   7:11 Member content

“Don’t try to be comfortable, because in the scrum you don’t need to be comfortable.” This is not just a module for front rowers, it’s for all players in the scrum. Castro, one of the most respected scrummagers in rugby, takes you through his power position checklist. Sharing with you safest and most effective pushing position for every individual in the scrum to generate maximum force.

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Part 2. Binding & setting the Front & second row - scrum 2 4:20 Member content

In this module Castro takes you through his scrum positioning techniques to produce the greatest power. Showing you how to build a stable set-up, work as a cohesive unit and how to make the greatest impact. “With the scrum it’s the small things, a small thing can change a lot.” Play video

Part 3. 3 Front Row 3 on 3 3:57 Member content

In this module Castro takes you through his scrum positioning techniques to produce the greatest power. Showing you how to build a stable set-up, work as a cohesive unit and how to make the greatest impact. “With the scrum it’s the small things, a small thing can change a lot.” Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Duration 15:28
Topics Set Piece Player Programme
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Great stuff. Easy to follow and practical techniques from one of the greats. Real handy for coaching. Mark Casey, Australia

Australia

Great lesson

Arabian Gulf

Great videos, very simple to replicate for coaches who have not played in the scrum. found it very useful. would recommend watching.

Ireland

Great sesssions with progression from the legend that is Martin!! Grazie mile!

England

Ottima spiegazione, ma per capire tutte le sfumature mi piacerebbe vedere i sottotitoli in spagnolo oppure in italiano. Grazie (grande Giovanni !!!)

Italy

excellent

Canada

Great teaching. Thank you. Bring more of this please?

Wales

pueden traducir al español

Argentina

Excellent, well illustrated.

France

Excellent video on body position and the movement required to transfer the power. Great demonstration from Martin.

Australia

traducir al español

Argentina

and ’can have subtitles in Italian?

Italy

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