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Building a Rush Defence Series - HS and A with Ben Herring

In this new series with Ben Herring, we learn how to get on the same page and you can build a 'Rush Defence' at any level.

Part 1. Building a Rush Defence Promo   0:33 Free video

Watch this promo on Ben Herring’s latest series – Building a Rush Defence. Enjoy!


Part 2. Rush Defence - Individual Reactions 14:22 Member content

Ben starts his North Shore/Takapuna Grammar players, staying on their feet stepping with, and staying close to, their opponent in his new series. Enjoy!

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Part 3. Rush Defence - Outside Alignment 11:03 Member content

Pressure and challenge your oppositions skills is the Outside Alignment objective as Ben highlights in his latest video. Enjoy!

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Part 4. Rush Defence - Boxing Hocks 7:33 Member content

Stay CALM and face the attack to match the step as Ben explains as he introduces Boxing HOCS to his players in this week’s Rush Defence release. Enjoy!

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Part 5. Rush Defence - The Reason Why - Success 14:11 Member content

Chop Tackle, jackal, clear out, roll out – All decisions to make for Breakdown success when gassing your Rush D. Enjoy!

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Part 6. Rush Defence - Repetition with Numbers & Recap 10:53 Member content

Outside alignment, comms, head on a swivel are just some of the parts required for Rush Defence success. Ben puts the Rush Defence in action with a 3v3 game. Enjoy!

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Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Duration 58:35
Topics Defence
Applicable to Coaches   Players   Others   Supporters and fans   Managers  
Languages English

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Course reviews

Great series, implementing in tonight’s practice.


This is helpful to upgrade the coaching skills of our rugby coaches. Thank you very much.

New Zealand

This is great but could encourage tackling high and not making any effort to bend at the hips. Head on head is a major issue at the moment… Could the bags be kept lower to encourage a lower tackle height?


Nice Ben, simple and easy to understand. Great presentation.


Well done Ben ! Hope you are well. François


“Instant feedback” for proper tackling contact is difficult to coach as players are usually tackling teammates and will naturally hold back, if even a tiny bit, leading to gameday mistakes. These activities are great for providing that feedback.


Like the way they throw the bags to make it more realistic

South Africa

Absolutly great


Hi Ben very clear and concise especially for players to understand what to communicate about individual role on DF set up and running line to be effective as a group


Hi Ben in session 3 tackler was leading with inside leg, attacker seemed to beat him more easily to the outside should tackler lead with outside leg to emphasize the rush alignment

New Zealand

Thanks Ben much appreciated. Awesome coaching process and comms.

New Zealand

Great session, maximum learning for players with clear concise comms.


Ben is a great example of clear and positive communication. Cool session – Post more like this, please

New Zealand

Excellent video. Clear explanations, good link to practical use in a game


Excellent drill to focus on footwork and momentum through tackle


I see Ben has been struggling to see a barber since his last videos 😂 looking forward to seeing this series.


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