Attack - Basics with The Rugby Site
In this series some of the world's best attack coaches explain the fundamentals of attack play from discipline in our running lines, our timing and our quality of pass, backline structure, support play and continuity. When we put them all together they will make up the framework of how we play.
Part 1. Developing a Great Team 2:02 Member content
Successful Irish coach Joe Schmidt talks to The Rugby Site about what he believes makes a great rugby team.
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Part 4. First Receiver Fundamentals - Catching in Isolation 9:44 Member content
One of the best attack coaches in game Scotland coach Gregor Townsend from his Attack Fundamentals series. Gregor is focusing on the 1st receiver and their requirements. Skills he uses in his approach with his rejuvenated Scotland national team. Play video
Part 5. First Receiver Fundamentals - Backline Setting 9:35 Member content
In this video, Gregor extends his Attack Fundamentals to 1st receiver roles in the Backline Set-up. Enjoy! Play video
Part 7. Building a Backline - Staggered Approach 9:09 Member content
In this video, ex All Black and 2x World Cup winning coach Wayne Smith provides the key logic to successfully setup your backline on our latest 'classic' remix series. How deep and how wide should your backs stand? Without peer in his rugby knowledge, ability to easily articulate his message and build the best backlines in world rugby, Wayne Smith answers these important questions. His initial focus was on Staggering the Departure. Establish place combination between 9 and 10 Outside backs stagger their departure off the inside player Establish your timing to move RUN, CATCH and PASS not CATCH, RUN and PASS! Play video
Part 8. Building your Backline Depth 13:00 Member content
What is the appropriate depth for your backline attack? Building on the previous video Staggered Line, ex All Black and 2x world cup winning coach Wayne Smith demonstrates the effects of different backline depths. A flatter line gives defences: Less time to realign Less space to recover Cause them to be stressed and become sluggish Play video
Part 9. Offload and Continiuty 35:50 Member content
Offloading the ball is a skill that everyone in a team should have, not just backs. Continuity relies on the attack finding space, this means the attack finding space in the defence and trying to keep the ball alive. A successful offload depends on having effective support runners. In this course, Successful Scotland coach Gregor Townsend shows you drills and games to help develop your players offloading skills, support running lines and decision making in this critical area if the game. Play video
Part 10. Back Moves 17:27 Member content
In this video, ex All Black and 2x World Cup winning coach Wayne Smith shows how build an understanding of what players should be looking for in attack, how to give really good feedback to the playmaker or director of the backline and create really effective back attack and moves. Play video
Part 11. Counter Attack 19:15 Member content
Counter attack dominates try scoring in the modern game, it needs to be coached. In this video ex All Black and 2x World Cup winning coach Wayne Smith helps you grow your players understanding of how to counter attack off kick receipts. What players should look for and how best to exploit the chasing defensive line. Play video
Part 12. Support Play 26:35 Member content
Ex All Black and 2x World Cup winning coach Wayne Smith as a coach finds support play hugely inspirational and motivational. In this video he will show you the ways to get players involved with ball in hand and through effective positioning of players in support, give continuity to the game and an ability to play fifteen man rugby. Play video
Part 13. Wide Wide Attack: Integrating forwards into the attacking line 26:14 Member content
In this video, Ex All Black and 2x World Cup winning coach Wayne Smith looks at how we integrate forwards into the attacking line after a wide strike move. The way defensive systems are in the modern game means we need to utilise forwards as attacking players. He explains a simple structure that you can put into practice. Play video
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