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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.