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Rugby coaching videos and resources from the world's best coaches and players on developing attacking skills and tactics to help your players make and then attack space.

Coming soon: Wayne Smith on winning the ball

According to Wayne Smith, at least 40% of tries scored worldwide come from turnover ball. In this new series, Wayne shows you how to win the ball off your opponent from high kicks and in the tackle.

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Brave attacking style powers Ireland past NZ

Murray Kinsella wraps up his analysis of the stunning Irish women’s victory over New Zealand at the Women’s Rugby World Cup, with a focus on the Irish team’s attacking play.

All Blacks give England a lesson in set-piece attack (part 2)

Set-piece attack offers teams a wonderful chance to create try-scoring chances. Murray Kinsella continues his analysis of New Zealand’s lineout attacks against England.

All Blacks give England a lesson in set-piece attack (part 1)

Set-piece attack offers teams a wonderful chance to create try-scoring chances. Murray Kinsella looks closely at the All Blacks’ devastating lineout attacks.

Le Roux, the complete fullback?

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux dominated last weekend’s Test against Wales, Murray Kinsella examines the aspects of play that contributed to his superb performance.

The Perfect Offload

Glasgow Warriors both benefited and cost themselves by using the offload in the RaboDirect Pro12 Final against Leinster, Murray Kinsella analyses the use of the offload in the final.

Attack from Scrums

Murray Kinsella analyses the attacking opportunity from scrums in the defensive third of the pitch and how Super 15 teams have executed their chances in recent games.

Coming Soon: Gregor Townsend - Offload and continuity

Glasgow Warriors coach Gregor Townsend’s latest course covers offload skills and continuity in attack.

Lessons from the All Black counter-attack

Swift counter-attacking can be an extremely effective means of scoring tries. Murray Kinsella takes a look at how making the right attacking decision based on the defensive spread, can prove to be crucial.

Spin Doctors of Union should learn from Pass Masters of League

The spin pass has become the default for union backs. Players such as George Ford and Kyle Eastmond show that a grounding in rugby league often creates a more effective passer