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Building a Backline with Wayne Smith

In this video we will build a backline based on logic. Establishing firstly a base combination between 9 and 10, which is hugely important for a backline to function and then looking at the roles of the rest of the backs. Giving us a backline with real rhythm and timing.

Part 1. Building a Backline   35:46 Member content

In this video we will build a backline based on logic. Establishing firstly a base combination between 9 and 10, which is hugely important for a backline to function and then looking at the roles of the rest of the backs. Giving us a backline with real rhythm and timing.

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Part 2. Building A Backline - Staggered Departure (re-cut) 9:19 Member content

Wayne's 37 minute original Building a Backline is full of invaluable coaching content. However, we have have broken it down into easier digestable parts for you. This week we focus on Staggering the departure. Enjoy! Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2
Extras Includes a companion PDF
Duration 45:05
Topics Attack
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews

I think these first wave of Rugbysite videos are the classics as they are grounded in game-based learning and conceptual understandings. Th newer videos tend to be, shorter, mostly technical and separated from a games based approached. I wonder why the RugbySite strayed from its original unique framework?

Canada

So many key points from this video yet simple answers as to why players are or aren’t in position and consequently overrun player in front of run sideways, excellent delivery of what is often difficult to identify in players.

New Zealand

Great work WS.

Australia

Common sense and fundamentals – my favorite way to introduce the game appropriate for all levels. The only thing that changes in the distance as your move toward a younger side.

USA

Very effective approach to setting up your back line depending on your players abilities and line speed of the opposition.

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Wayne Smith lays out an excellent but simple set of back line drills, which will help players to read opposition defences and organise back line attack play accordingly.

Scotland

Very effective video – simple to follow and understand and easy to put into practice

England

so simple but affective , good stuff !

Spain

Brilliantly simple, again the simple things executed well

England

I loved this info and great to see some young rugby stars. Could this video please be cut up for each progression as I ended up watching it all which was too much info at once for my brain. Cheers.

New Zealand

Excelente… sin palabras… de nuevo excelene

Argentina

This is a fantastic drill, I was having problems with spacing between 9 + 10 but this will go a long way to fixing that. Superb coaching tip.

England

Very informative thanks

Australia

a superb communicator. love the way he improves a players performance by getting them to ask why they can do for / need from their teammates

England

Really enjoyed it, coach kept it simple and easy to understand. Thank you.

USA

Really excellent and a good visual demonstration of some of Jim Greenwood’s backline principles.

USA

great demonstration of how to put on a backline, very clear and easy to understand .. thank you ..

USA

I agree with the staggered depart and each player having a trigger, but in the drills with the three different starting points for the defence the attacking line is so focused on getting the ball to the outside that they no longer move forward effectively.

Wales

im having a real problem watching any videos tonight, every one i have tried to watch has frozen on me what is the problem.

Ireland

Another fantastic demonstration from Wayne, if I could only aspire to these quality demonstrations, I try, maybe one day. His clarity of explanation and objectives achieved, a true masterclass, thank you.

France

I’m a belgian trainer and it’s very interesting to see how you explain and train your players

Belgium

Just what I’ve been looking for !! It’s a joy to watch such excellent coaching delivered in a calm and specific way. Im delighted to have found your site and looking forward to watching many more sessions.

Many thanks,

Darrin

England

This is gold.

Canada

Genius way to organise the depth of your backline. Easy to follow, challenging and effective.

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Really simplisic but effective stuff, I’ll will attempt this with my backline this week, as sometimes we over run attacking ball. The triggering of the players run is probably the most difficult for individuals to grasp. I will review this and report back on the success…..

Wales

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