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Breakdown - Attack with George Smith

In this series, we present the fundamental techniques, how to practice getting in the right place efficiently and the important decisions to make you as effective as you can be at the breakdown on attack. We have 3 of the best No 7s in game to explain and demonstrate their skills.

Part 1. Breakdown Attack   12:19 Member content

Breakdown skills are critical for any player. One of the masters of the breakdown, All Black and 2x World Cup winning captain Richie McCaw gives insight to help you understand the role, and subtities of the breakdown on Attack.

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Part 2. Breakdown on Attack 17:08 Member content

British and Irish Lion and Wales captain Sam Warburton takes you through the skills of sealing, clearing a ruck and leeching, skills that every player needs in the modern game. Play video

Part 3. Attacking the breakdown - reaction jackal drill 3:30 Free video

Previously, Queensland Reds and ex Wallaby great George Smith, explained to the St Laurence's School players, key points to winning a defensive breakdown. This week, George is on the opposite side of the ball and looking at how best to STOP the Jackal at the Breakdown. Play video

Part 4. King of the Jackal 4:45 Free video

Previously, Queensland Reds and ex Wallaby great George Smith, explained to the St Laurence's School players, key points to winning a defensive and attack breakdowns. Now he pits them against each other to find the King of the Jackal. Hesitate and you lose. Play video

Part 5. The Breakdown Counter Ruck 10:31 Member content

Ex Queensland Reds coach Nick Stiles takes us through a Hook Shield drill to help players secure the breakdown. In the Queensland sunshine, Nick details the key parts of this drill to help players secure possession at the breakdown. Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Duration 47:33
Topics Breakdown
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English

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