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Defence - Individual - HS and A with Conrad Smith

Rugby defence is both a team and individual requirement. In this series we look at different individual defence situations and skills.

Part 1. Basic principles of backline defence   4:43 Member content

Ex All Black test centurion and midfield back Conrad Smith steps through the basic principles of the backline and its defence structures.

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Part 2. Walk Through on Defence 13:18 Member content

In this video, Conrad gives us invaluable insight into what midfield backs should consider for a variety of defence situations on different parts of the field.

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Part 3. Midfield Back Defence Drill 4:43 Member content

Ex All Black centrurion midfield back Conrad Smith focuses his final video with the Hutt Valley High boys on his strength midfield defence.

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Part 4. Winger Defence 7:18 Member content

Welsh Wing legend Shane Williams gave away about 4 or 5 stone to some of the bigger wingers he played against. In this video he shares with you the tackling technique that has worked for him over 11 years of international rugby.

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Part 5. Loose Forward Defensive Lines 2:43 Member content

Julian Salvi has been one of the most consistent performers in the number 7 jersey in English premiership rugby. He outlines the best running lines for an openside flanker.

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Part 6. Defensive Scrum Roles of 6, 7, 8 & 9 10:50 Member content

Not many players can boast to have played professional rugby in 4 different positions. Craig Newby has gone right up to All Black level and a big part of his play was his ability to play more than one position.

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Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
Duration 43:35
Topics Defence
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English

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Course reviews

This is great. Hope Conrad could make a video about defending from set-piece with numbers down and deepen the necessary body shape to defend


Quisiera que estuviera con subtitulos en español.


Great advise overall, as new coach it has given me talking points and drills that I can use to increase my players rugby IQ.


it’ s very interesting for coaching the drift defense


Great tips

New Zealand

Videos one and three are the same :(


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