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Rugby coaching videos from the world's best coaches and players on developing scrummaging and lineout skills and positioning to ensure a safe and effective technique.

Scrums, Props and Referees

As we look forward to the return fixtures in this weekends European Rugby Champions Cup, Murray Kinsella focusses his torch on the dark art of front row play.

Dissecting referee Wayne Barne’s interpretation last week of Munster tight head BJ Botha’s battle with Clermont loose head Thomas Domingo and profiling the challenge Nigel Owen will have this weekend to interpret and manage this most intense and influential aspect of play.

No pressure Nigel!

Maul resurgence as an attacking weapon

THE MAUL is enjoying a resurgence at the top levels of world rugby, to the point that it has become one of the key attacking weapons for teams who are increasingly focused on the maul as a means of amassing tries.

Ireland's line-out perfection (part 2)

Murray Kinsella continues an analysis of Ireland’s excellence in the line out, looking at attacking options, competing on Argentina’s ball and the maul.

Ireland's line-out perfection (part 1)

Murray Kinsella examines the hugely positive effect Ireland forwards coach, John Plumtree, has had on the team’s line-out.

England’s Lineout: What a Difference a Week Makes

England showed marked improvement at the lineout over the past week. Our lineout coach analyses what Engladn have had to work on to produce better results at the lineout.

Bismarck du Plessis: Lineout Throw - Trailer

In his latest module, Springbok hooker, Bismarck du Plessis, takes the lineout throw back to its principles from the very basics.

Recommended listening: Tackling the scrum

Mike Cron features in an excellent radio programme about the issues surrounding the scrum

Mike Cron: Scrum & Ruck Conditioning - drills to build neck & core strength - Trailer

In his latest module, New Zealand scrum coach, Mike Cron, looks at activities and drills to stay strong with movement in the scrummage and to build neck and core strength.

Mike Cron: Scrum Engagement Machine Based Preview

Following on from his scrum set-up module, Mike Cron takes you through how to use a scrum machine to successfully coach engagement technique.

Bringing a top lineout drive back down to earth

Martin Johnson’s great Leicester lineout was a mighty hard thing to stop, but American Football provided a few clues