16:05 | 4 chapters
In this module I’ll take you through how to create shape and attack off 9, particularly for a side that doesn’t have a physical advantage. Starting in a game like situation encouraging players to identify attacking opportunities while under fatigue. I then focus specifically on the relationship between 9, 10 & 12, their communication and ability to exploit space.
Here Bismarck du Plessis isolates the technique of lineout throwing. Looking at grip, follow through, finish and hitting your target at the lineout. Watch Bismarck demonstrate his throw execution from hours of dedicated practice of a skill that requires daily repetition to achieve consistency.
Topics: Set Piece
In this module I’ll take you through a multi- tude of drills and exercises. Starting at easy and working through to hard. Dealing with body awareness, staying strong with movement, incor- porating the neck and core. As coaches we need to drive the development of neck and core strength for all our players,not just the front rowers.
In this module we will look at how we inte- grate forwards into the attacking line after a wide strike move. The way defensive systems are in the modern game means we need to utilise forwards as attacking players. I’ll show you a simple structure that you can put into practice.
In this video I’ll take you through the learning process I believe in and coach for the scrum. These activities are scrum machine based. We begin by checking individual set up position then move onto the engagement process. Firstly individually to make sure they are all doing it correctly. Then into modules e.g Locks and number 8, and finally we put it all together as a pack.
Topics: Set Piece
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.
In this video we will look at bringing our forwards into our attack off 9. Looking at specific roles and the attack options these create. The aim is to provide a whole lot of attacking options to make the opposition defence think. If we can make them think, we can make them sluggish.
Victor Matfield shares with you the technical and tactical lineout skills he has developed over his playing and coaching career. “The most important thing in a lineout is that you do your basics right and then its like a chess game, when do you make what call”
Topics: Set Piece
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.”
Topics: Set Piece
“From a 7s point of view you want to get from the set-piece to the breakdown in the shortest distance possible” In this video Sam shows why starting on a positive running line from set piece will get you to the breakdown faster, how important it is to communicate with your Number 10 and how to identify the right running lines from exit play.
I give away about 4 or 5 stone to some of the bigger wingers I play against. In this module I’ll share with you the tackling technique that has worked for me over 11 years of international rugby. Showing you how to use an attackers momentum to bring them to the ground, stay on top of them and execute turnovers.
In this video Courtney Lawes takes you through a number of defensive systems and structures, outlining where each player has to go and what responsibilities they each have for their role. “The key with defence is to stay in your structure, follow the game plan and to maintain talking amongst the players.”
In this video I will take you through drills for the tackler and the first support player at the breakdown. I’ll show you the techniques and thought processes I use when approaching the breakdown. These are the techniques that have worked best for me, I swear by them and I hope they work for you too.
Learning how to drop kick is challenging, it takes a lot of hard work, practice and dedication. But when you do nail it, it’s very rewarding. From the drop height, to balance, shoulder positioning and follow through, in this video I will take you through the different types of drop kicks and my checklist for their perfect execution.
Warburton takes you through the skills of sealing, clearing a ruck and leeching, skills that every player needs in the modern game. Watch and learn from one of the world’s best loose forwards as he shares with you his tried and true techniques that help him win the shoulder battle at the breakdown. “I still do these exact same drills for 10-15mins at the end of each training session”
“I love defending and putting in big hits, but you have to understand that the safest technique is also the best technique.” In this video Courtney Lawes takes you through the tackling technique that works for him. From the importance of foot placement in generate force through to being comfortable using both left and right shoulders and of course head placement for safety.
“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.
Topics: Set Piece
Shane Williams breaks the sidestep down, taking you through his skill checklist and showing you how the ball carrier and support runners can manipulate defenders and defensive lines to beat and unlock them. Watch and learn direct from one of the best attacking players the game of rugby has ever seen.
31:32 | 8 chapters
“I’m a great believer that you gain and improve game understanding by actually playing games.” In this video Ashton takes you through a variety of game specific activities that will help players keep the game up tempo; understand the space between attack and defence; and challenge defenders all the time. Not only to organise themselves but to start thinking and talking at the same time!
19:25 | 5 chapters
Counter attack dominates try scoring in the modern game, it needs to be coached. In this video I will help you grow your players understanding of how to counter attack off kick receipts. What players should look for and how best to exploit the chasing defensive line.
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.
The least number of breakdowns you can have the better you will play but its a big part of the game and you need the skills to play there. This video will take you through a range of skill activities, identifying individuals roles and responsibilities at the breakdown.
26:56 | 6 chapters
I find support play hugely inspirational and motivational to me as a coach. In this video I will show you the ways to get players involved with ball in hand and through effective positioning of players in support, give continuity to the game and an ability to play fifteen man rugby.
The more you practice the fundamentals under pressure the more effective you’ll be. The technical points of catching and passing have to be made either in games or by putting defenders up. In this video I focus on developing key attack approaches and how practicing the fundamentals under pressure is critical.
14:30 | 4 chapters
In this module we look at setting up a starter move from set piece based on what the opposition are giving you. I’ll present a simple way to scout an opponent, come up with a play then how to create variations off that play. So that you can attack the space that is given to you now.
27:53 | 2 chapters
Every top team has a top defence. If you’re not a good defensive team, you won’t win championships. Tackle technique is the key. I break this down into two components: tracking and tackling. This video takes you through the activities I use to develop individual tackle technique, the foundations of good defence and a winning team.
35:47 | 3 chapters
In this video we will build a backline based on logic. Establishing firstly a base combination between 9 and 10, which is hugely important for a backline to function and then looking at the roles of the rest of the backs. Giving us a backline with real rhythm and timing.
In this video I’ll take you through the physical and mental techniques I use to be an effective goal kicker. Goal kicking is a big part of my game that requires a lot of time, dedication and sacrifice. It’s taken years of practice, but I love what I do and I hope sharing this information with you helps your game.
25:54 | 5 chapters
The difference between the best players in the world is their ability to perform the basic skills under intense pressure. In this video I focus on developing catching, running onto the ball and passing skills. These are the attack fundamentals you have to do well to fix the best defences in the world.
37:23 | 4 chapters
Your team’s character is epitomised by its defence. In this video I’ll share with you my philosophy of defence and also introduce specific activities that I believe in and use to build and test defence systems, from set piece through to general play. Good luck!
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.
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.
43:02 | 3 chapters
Who are you going to attack? Why are you going to attack them? How should you go about it? Research says that a lot of our champions have great game sense through playing games and being involved in game like situations at training. I believe games help make sense of rugby.