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Defence Ruck - Practice Plan Posted 2 months ago

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Plan 6 – Defence Ruck


In this session Ben goes through the important parts of defending the ruck. From knowing what to look out for and how to execute, Ben recruits some expert knowledge from current players who are doing this ‘out on the field’.





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After retirement from his professional playing career (Highlanders, Hurricanes and Leicester Tigers) in 2009 Herring was employed as assistant coach at the European giant Leicester Tigers. He worked as a skills coach as well as contact specialist for two seasons, with over 60 games in a coaching capacity, including Heineken cup Semi finals and Premiership victories. In 2011 Herring was signed for the long standing Japanese top league side, NEC Green Rockets, as forwards and defence coach. He joined former Blues Head coach Greg Cooper. In his first season they finished in third place, their highest finish in the top league in recent history. In 2013 Herring became an international coach with the Canadian 15s and 7s teams. Ben is now head coach of Otago Rugby.

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