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Ruck Defence Roles and Responsibilities with The Rugby Site

To set your inside breakdown defence follow new coach contributor University of Queensland (UQ) DOR Andrew Fraser (Frase) as he sets up his defence and then problem solves scenarios with his UQ women's players.

Part 1. The A, B, C, D of Breakdown Defence - All   12:47 Member content

Clarity around each defender role

is important as UQ DOR ‘Frase’ outlines the inside defenders’ roles and responsibilities at the breakdown.

Once defined and implemented ‘Frase’ then presents breakdown scenarios for the players to determine their positioning and role.

This simple defence structure is used in all levels of rugby.

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Course Part 1
Duration 12:47
Topics Defence
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English , Español

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Course reviews



Solid explanation of responsibilities around the breakdown in defense. Appreciate the thought about players arriving late and “daylight”.


Excellent demonstration of structuring and standardizing the defense around the breakdown!


great progression in this Video, really good framework for age grade players


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