Eddie Jones on Breakdown Series with Eddie Jones
Eddie Jones has had an extensive coaching career holding roles with teams including the Brumbies, Reds, Saracens, Australia, South Africa and most recently Suntory. Following on from successfully leading the ACT Brumbies to their first Super 12 title in 2001 Jones took charge of the Wallabies for the 2003 World Cup on home soil, and fell at the final hurdle as his side were defeated in extra time of the final by Clive Woodward’s England. He continued on as coach until 2005, when his contract was terminated following a wretched run of results. From here Jones had a stint in an advisory capacity with English side Saracens and in 2007 was then appointed Queensland Reds coach. He then turned his back on coaching Australia again when he signed in an advisory role with South Africa working closely with head coach Jake White, securing the 2007 World Cup. After the World Cup Jones took up a full time position back at Saracens as director of rugby but left in 2009 for a role with Japanese side Suntory.
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Part 2. Eddie Jones Decision making at the breakdown 19:46 Member content
You've asked and we've listened - hear more from Eddie talk about decision making at the breakdown. As usual, we welcome your feedback. Enjoy! Play video
Part 3. Eddie Jones Body position breakdown drill 8:00 Member content
It’s very important that every player in the team has the same breakdown skills, this means the ball carrier having responsibility for the ball, winning the contact and presenting the ball well while the 2nd man is to either win the space or take away the threat. This is a drill that the great George Smith does regularly after training to work on his body position at the breakdown. We will focus on making sure you keep your chest low as you go forward over the breakdown and then cleaning the threat out quickly. Play video
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Jerry Josee Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Excellent breakdown and thought pattern, getting the players to think about spacial awareness
Toby TE Rupe Australia
Found some new respect for an ex Wallabies coach, awesome work Eddie.
Tony New Zealand
excellent series from Eddie jones
Andre de Joux New Zealand
Luis Felipe Gonzalez Mexico
Gracias Señor Jones!
Shane Bodiam Australia
Amazing website. Its great to see legends of the game given tips that help grass roots rugby coaches.
very good expelling
john royal USA
iharaira sinnott New Zealand
simple basics clear and simple gives you understanding about your roles also
Paul Dawson Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Awesome stuff as usual from Eddie. Would love to see a fully live drill to observe the impact on decision making when the attacking team doesn’t necessarily win the initial collision.
Jon Boyle England
Really terrific set, technically and tactically
gustavo miguel pablo bendini Argentina
Gerhard.Coetzee South Africa
Great training with excellent technique,well explained and demostrated
Jarrad Cameron Australia
I can highly recommend this drill and can’t emphasise enough what eddie says: “every player in the team should have the same breakdown skills”. essential viewing. p.s the music in this one not as good as the music in Wayne Smith’s videos.
colm Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Great series of drills. Progress all towards game play. Players and coaches can only improve.
Eurig Williams Wales
Another great delivery from Eddie – nice key points, well explained in a clear and concise manner.
juan salazar Colombia
How can i have cc in spanish?
michael grainger Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Super session, love to see more from Eddie Jones
Kevin Sullivan USA
Appreciated! Where can I find that “score the try” first concept in going INTO a tackle?
Phil Hammett Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Good stuff – all on display from the Japan team against SA!
Coaching correct technique is one thing, but teaching the correct decision making skills is tough. This vid gives useful conditioned micro games to develop those skills
Felice De Nunzio Italy
today 20 aug 15 this video “Eddie Jones on Breakdown Series” is’nt available. When will is possible to watch it?
Hugh Cotterill New Zealand
great stuff, good tips and better having more involved as part of the decision making is whether to join or not
Great cues for coaches, “Head up chest down” and “second fight”. Liked the video spotlit replay highlighting the coaching points
when you think the video to traslate in spanish ?
Sala Lafaele Canada
Ever since I used the term never exposed your chest to my team it has been very successful rucks at every game. Thanks Eddie
Jorge Angel Oliva Argentina
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Carlos Carignani Argentina
NO PUEDO VER EL VIDEO DE EDDIE JONES, BREAKDOWN SERIES,PASA LO MISMO CON OTROS CURSOS MAS
JORGE L. SIBEMHART Argentina
POR FAVOR, TRADUZCAN AL ESPAÑOL GRACIAS
Steve Robinson Australia
I am unable to get this video to work like others?
Dave Robinson Australia
While a lot of the concepts are familiar, it’s Eddie’s coaching cues that really resonate with me e.g. “head up, chest down”,“second fight”. I also really like his simple clarifications of each player’s roles and responsibilities in the contest for the ball. Dave Robinson, Queensland
Andrew jones Wales
Great decision making drill for players to learn the art of whether they are needed at a ruck or they are more beneficial to the team going something else.
Phil Olds Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Another superb video from Eddie explained & coached perfectly especially the “2nd fight” to post the ball. Excellent!!
Paul Bergman USA
Very good video, particularly the concept of not exposing your chest when you are the first man over the ball.
Che Soffe New Zealand
Good video by Eddie. Showing us how to get players making good breakdown decisions.
Dali Ndebele New Zealand
Good job Eddie. Bringing some vital mental activity and real learning into the game.
Tony Bundock Australia
Excellent session. shows very simply the decision making of the 2nd and 3rd man into the ruck, importance of body height at the breakdown.
Will Mbanga England
Simple & effective- just how the game ought to be coached!
Richard Bell England
Excellent session from Eddie on the breakdown, simple and precise.
Joel Caddy England
Brilliant video makes the whole thing look so simple.
Ricky South Africa
Roger C Croft France
Eddie is exactly right in his assessment, we never stop learning, when you do your time is over.
Hamed Beytollah USA
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