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Richie McCaw - Breakdown with Richie McCaw

Graham Henry on Richie McCaw: Very modest and very intelligent with seven straight A’s in his first year at university. An outstanding number 7, the only man to win the IRB player of the year on three occasions. He leads by example, he sets objectives, he has the respect of the troops and a great feel for the moment. Up there with Wilson Whineray, Brian Lochore, Graham Mourie, Buck Shelford and Sean Fitzpatrick as one of the great post war captains of New Zealand rugby. He is a very special man.

Part 1. Richie McCaw - Set piece running lines - behind the gain line   3:26 Member content

Watch one of the worlds best openside flankers, Richie McCaw, show you how to get from set piece to the breakdown as quickly as possibly. It is not about speed or knowing where to go, its about know how to get there efficiently and make the right decisions on what is happening next.

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Part 2. Richie McCaw - Set piece running lines - over the gain line 4:15 Member content

Watch one of the worlds best openside flankers, Richie McCaw, show you how to get from set piece to the breakdown as quickly as possibly. It is not about speed or knowing where to go, its about know how to get there efficiently and make the right decisions on what is happening next. Play video

Part 3. Richie McCaw - Attack body position - height & angle at the Breakdown 2:51 Member content

Breakdown skills are critical for any player. In this video I will show you the things that work for me at the breakdown. Fundamental techniques, how to practice getting in the right place efficiently and the important decisions to make you as effective as you can be at the breakdown on attack. Play video

Part 4. Richie McCaw - Attack The breakdown when it's behind the gain line 2:11 Member content

Breakdown skills are critical for any player. In this video I will show you the things that work for me at the breakdown. Fundamental techniques, how to practice getting in the right place efficiently and the important decisions to make you as effective as you can be at the breakdown on attack. Play video

Part 5. Richie McCaw - Attack The breakdown when it's over the gain line 4:11 Member content

Breakdown skills are critical for any player. In this video I will show you the things that work for me at the breakdown. Fundamental techniques, how to practice getting in the right place efficiently and the important decisions to make you as effective as you can be at the breakdown on attack. Play video

Part 6. Richie McCaw - Attack Richies simple clearout drill 3:00 Member content

In this video I will share with you my tackle techniques and most importantly the attitude I take into the tackle. An attitude that keeps me in the game and ensures that I can be as effective as possible at the tackle. Play video

Part 7. Richie McCaw - Defence Decision making at Breakdown assist tackle 4:02 Member content

Breakdown skills are critical for any player. In this video I look at the three big decisions to make when you are a support player in the defensive line and the techniques to deliver the most effective actions. Being effective at defensive breakdowns is about great decisions and absolute commitment. Play video

Part 8. Richie McCaw - Defence Decision making at Breakdown - attack the ball 4:59 Member content

Breakdown skills are critical for any player. In this video I look at the three big decisions to make when you are a support player in the defensive line and the techniques to deliver the most effective actions. Being effective at defensive breakdowns is about great decisions and absolute commitment. Play video

Part 9. Richie McCaw - Decision making at Breakdown - not to committ 1:46 Member content

Breakdown skills are critical for any player. In this video I look at the three big decisions to make when you are a support player in the defensive line and the techniques to deliver the most effective actions. Being effective at defensive breakdowns is about great decisions and absolute commitment. Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9
Duration 29:21
Topics Tackling Defence Attack Breakdown Set Piece Player Programme
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others  
Languages English

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Course reviews

The best thing ever

Australia

Privileged to learn from the best to be effective in this important area of the game

South Africa

It seems obvious — run straight to the point of breakdown — but the brilliance is RMcC’s read of the defensive play in a very short time and his anticipation of his task when he arrives.

Australia

Always great to learn from the best.The videos are clear and precise will be an asset to learn some of the smaller details we forget about sometimes

USA

Muy bueno , que claridad

Uruguay

When the last article will be traslate to spanish ?

Brazil

Awesome easy to follow

New Zealand

Training from the best! Clearly explained. The additional arrows on the screen are working for the players!

Belgium

Clearly explained and demonstrated.

France

no words…clear teaching from the best open Fl..go straight, spare energy, get the best angle for position, watch what’s incoming…get the best

Italy

I need you can put this video in spanish, because I cannot understand it

Argentina

This video, and a few others, doesnt work… Why this happens?

Argentina

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