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The Breakdown (on Attack) - HS and A with Richie McCaw

Breakdown skills are critical for any player. In this video I will show you the things that work for me at the breakdown. 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.

Part 1. The Breakdown on Attack   12:19 Member content

One of the masters of the breakdown. Richie’s insights helps you understand the role, and subtleties of the breakdown.

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Course Part 1
Duration 12:19
Topics Breakdown Player Programme
Applicable to Coaches   Players  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews

Simple but great to reinforce principles that are easy to forget.


Loved the 45° angle for positioning. Explains alot

South Africa

Richie my G this is a good vid


Richie .. great video, nice and simple with great drill included. cheers

New Zealand



Good basic drill.

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Simple and effective. It could have gone on further to show how to move the bodies when the defending side has already gotten their hands on the ball.


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