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Aaron Jones Series with Aaron Jones

In this series, Wellington Rugby Union Development Officer Aaron Jones shows how to breakdown Attack formations using blocks with the Hutt Valley High school 1st XV players.

Part 1. Attack Shape, Role Clarity - Block Session   8:24 Member content

In this video, Aaron explains attack shape, broken down block by block. Enjoy!

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Part 2. Attack Shape & Communication 13:56 Member content

In this video, Aaron explains how to keep your Attack shape in a dynamic match situation. Enjoy! Play video

Part 3. Attack Shape, Role Clarity - Block Session from a Scrum 5:28 Member content

Aaron is back using his Blocks to present different 1-3-3-1 Scrum Attack shape. Enjoy! Play video

Part 4. 3 Pod Attack Formation 12:25 Member content

This week Aaron Jones, with the Hutt Valley High school 1st XV players brave the Wellington weather to explain how the formation takes shape on the pitch. Enjoy! Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Duration 40:13
Topics Attack Breakdown Player Programme Coaches Corner Youth Coach Skills and Drills
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others   Supporters and fans  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Good visual demonstration of attack structure. I think this is the same concept that Graham Henry tried to illustrate on a white board during the clinic in California, but this is a much clearer way of showing how this kind of structure works. However, even though each position’s role is described, it’s hard to see the numbers on the blocks. I like it when the players move their own position’s block – gets them more involved.


I really liked the different perspectives from the drone, go pro, etc.. Good job editing all the pieces together.


per favore i sottotitoli in inglese o spagnolo. io sono italiano e NoN undestend Inglish. Tanck YOU!


Thanks Coach Jones- I like the clarity provided to the players in just a few words -brief but comprehensive. Also the interactive nature of the session and your blocks -thanks for sharing.

New Zealand

Excellent video on attack structure.


Thought video very insightful and easy to follow and understand – use a 2/3/3 spilt myself but will look at 1/3/3/1 – it is obviously easier to run these attack shapes off line outs and wide scrums with the space outside – would like to see this attack pattern off a mid field scrum


Good job Jonesy.

New Zealand

On point, great to see these various shapes being demonstrated. Look forward to 2-4-2 and maybe 1-3-2-2????


great video.


Great video very useful, when is part 2 available?


I really like the visual, use of blocks, and the manipulative idea. I sense this might help my players better understand any concept you are trying to help them with. Thanks for a great explanation and a great idea.


Very creative Aaron. Can you do a formation where you transition from 1-3-3-1 to 2-4-2 and vice versa? Cheers.


I use bottle caps.


Great simple way to engage even the younglings

New Zealand

that video is amazing


Love the use of blocks, saves me carrying a white board and magnetic numbers, works like a general planning a battle. Really good. Carter Croft.


Great way to engage young players in the thought process around roles and relevance of structure in attack, thanks


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