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Defence Alignment with Rodney So'oialo

Ex All Black and Hurricanes captain Rodney So'oialo is with the Wellington College (NZ) under 15s working on their defensive structure during phase play.

Part 1. Alignment, Connection & Line Speed in Defence   11:07 Member content

Defence is not just a job for the BIG players. Everyone has to contribute to the defence system. Communication, connection, correct alignment and line speed . A team that defends together needs to stay together.

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Part 2. Reacting & Adjusting to get Alignment in Defence 6:20 Member content

Rodney works with the players to react and align to different attack structures. Off the ground. Get into position to make a tackle. Identify who you have lined up. Play video

Course Part 1, Part 2
Duration 18:40
Topics Coaches Corner
Applicable to Coaches   Players  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Great video for getting the defence and attack well positioned and using their speed to either pressure the attack


Comprehensive to understand and perfect for youth teams.


Great video breaking down defence in small tangible pieces.


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