The Master of Defence with Sir Graham Henry
Your team's character is epitomised by its defence. In this video I'll share with you my philosophy of defence and also introduce specific activities that I believe in and use to build and test defence systems, from set piece through to general play. Good luck!
Part 1. Defence 37:24 Member content
Your team’s character is epitomised by its defence. In this video I’ll share with you my philosophy of defence and also introduce specific activities that I believe in and use to build and test defence systems, from set piece through to general play. Good luck!
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Ian Anthony Taylor South Africa
awesome defence lessons, i’ll be sure to make use of them
Simple instruction and easy to understand. Thanks Graham.
Guy McKim Canada
simplicity, sometimes we overthink, thanks – great session
Héctor Gustavo Pinta Argentina
Carter Croft England
Excellent as always.
Paul Platts New Zealand
outstanding says it all . cheers Graham
selwyn bruins South Africa
my team always had a jagged line.cant wait to do this session with them
Anthony Mills Australia
Great video which highlights the key points of a good defence. Would like a bit more explanation on the shape of the defence which would appear more of a v shape rather than a straight line. This is also a simple drill that can be expanded to focus on a number of key skills in a small sided game.
horacio speranza Argentina
NO puedo ver el vdo de defensa de Gragam Henry ! Aguardo solución . Saludos .
Andrés Sorisio Argentina
Please, could you put the subtitles in Spanish?
Ian Rory Sorongan Australia
Absolutely sensational knowledge, drills, and insight! Thank you for the access
German Zubeldia Spain
Spanish translation, or at least english subtitles, please
Miles Norris Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Great to see simplicity by boiling it down into practical drills and very useful take homes. Very helpful. Thanks to GH!
Sebastian Suarez Argentina
Al seleccionar videos en español aparece este video. Pero solo esta subtitulado en chino y frances… por favor pongan los subtitulos…
Jonathan Traynor Ireland
Great video . Maybe for future videos it might be an idea for the players to be wearing numbers on their backs to make it easier to identify which players should where
Phil Sharpe Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Clear pathway to build a defensive system for your team.
ERNESTO SCHIAFFI Argentina
Reg Korau New Zealand
Maintain integrity of line, good key point
Toru Kono Japan
thank you for the Japanese subtitles. it becomes more easier to understand.
Eduardo Martin Mendez Argentina
No subtitulan en español
Kas Kafoa Australia
Another master delivery, very clear.
Angus Firth South Africa
Excellent- straightforward, well explained and asks for ‘imagination’ input from coaches.
Dave Mallett South Africa
It’s not loading, for some reason…
Michael Collins Canada
Brilliant stuff! Basic and genius at the same time.
Richard Bell England
Excellent video I have drummed in to my club side, line speed, line integrity, tackle technique and communication along with a good work rate and attitude. Defences win Championships and that is true as we have been crowned league champions with 2 games to spare, best defence in the league. Thank you Sir Graham and Rugby Site.
Hopoate Tupou USA
Love it, I have used the same system with A,B,C but you have put it in a lot more detail and especially with all the structures and communication, line integrity, just awesome …. thanks
Mark Rusden USA
The great thing is these lessons can be applied to any level
Andre de Meyer South Africa
The attention to detail around Line speed, line integrity and communication is of vital importance in defense structures and applid systems. This video is extremely helpfull and informative, the naration nd visual display is simply excellent.
Maikali Tuinabua England
I have learned a lot of what we can do to keep the ball going…
César Cat Uruguay
Muy completo y claro , nos muestra lo importante que es la defensa de juego abierto y desde las posiciones fijas , con buena comunicación , saber dónde estar y a quien tácklear y buena lectura
Sala Lafaele Canada
One ward AMAZING! I don’t know where to start to explain how helpful this video is to my team as a coach and as a player. Everything makes so much sense and easy to apply in the game. As a coach you will learn what to do and as a player these drills will help you to be better and use it as. Your advantage.
Roimata Minhinnick New Zealand
Look forward to putting this into our training sessions. Cheers GH.
It’s the same as Post / Pillar or Guard / Body Guard, who protect the fringes, and the Lead who takes the obvious first receiver. I’ve found it easier to just call them A, B, and C. A pressures ball, B assists A or checks inside ball from first receiver, C covers first receiver. The “inside” as mentioned at the clinic deals with the fact that practically every international team can put more width between 9 and 10 than most of us school / amateur coaches see, and have at least one, if not multiple runners, capable of attacking the space between them.
Great drills in this, and I like that the line isn’t totally ‘flat’ with the slight ‘v’ shape allowing the outside defenders to see what’s going on inside them and not over-running their team mates (allowing inside attackers to slip behind them). Also easier to cover line breaks and kicks as such.
Rowan DeBues Canada
Hey Cam, the way I interpreted it RAIL was an advancement made on the system shown here. Graham said in Toronto that for the longest time his All Black team used RAL, but they only brought along the ‘I’ in RAIL in the last short while. I think the 1,2, or RAL is used here as really the RAIL system was created to cater specifically to his NZ side and their opposition. That is to say, RAL would be easier for a coach to implement for a school/club side. Hope I’m close to being right.
Awesome clinic and video.
Cam McArthur Canada
At a recent clinic Sir Graham put on in Canada the defensive set up he discussed was RAIL (Rock, Action, Inside, Leader) rather than 1, 2, Lead. Is RAIL a simply an exention to this video?
Jordan Watson New Zealand
there is a typo right at the end Graham means “Roles” as opposed to rolls which would actually be kinda confusing to a novice, please tidy up
on the whole graham shows his class and this is my favourite vid i’ve purchased so far close second goes to “buiding a backline” by Wayne Smith
Tony Healy Canada
Excellent video. I really appreciated the “chalk talk” as well as the little touch of when Graham Henry addressed the viewer directly. It made it seem more interactive than simply watching a video.
Anthony Ronan France
Good vid. PDF should include info on the defensive structure for the various scenarious mentioned.
Yves Michael Belgium
Daniele Bonanno Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Positives: real time sessions; loads of good tips that look at the whole rugby player and coaching ethos; and progressive game-based drills.
The PDF accompaniments are a must!
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