Breakdown Fundamentals - HS and A with George Smith
In this series, George takes us through what is required to win the breakdown from both sides of the ball. One of the best ever at the breakdown to play the game shows us how to best prepare to win the breakdown.
Part 1. George Smith - Promo 0:30 Free video
Watch this promo as George takes the players through some defensive breakdown drills. Enjoy!
Part 2. Breakdown Mindset 6:23 Free video
Queensland Reds and ex Wallaby great George Smith, gives the St Laurence’s School, in Brisbane, insight on the defensive breakdown mindset.
One of the best breakdown exponents in the game, George explains the key points to winning a defensive breakdown.
Decide your role early
Communicate your decision whether its a jackal, clean out, counter ruck, or reload
Repeat effort is key – maintain the effort at every breakdown. Enjoy!Play video
Part 3. Attacking the breakdown - reaction jackal drill 3:30 Free video
Previously, Queensland Reds and ex Wallaby great George Smith, explained to the St Laurence’s School players, key points to winning a defensive breakdown.
This week, George is on the opposite side of the ball and looking at how best to STOP the Jackal at the Breakdown.
One of the best Jackals ever to play the game, George gets down into the breakdown and explains how stop his fellow Jackals.
It is a contest about:
speed into position less steps to get across the ball
height – Whoever wins the height battle wins the ‘steal’
arms underneath the shoulders – above gets a yellow or red – enjoy!Play video
Part 4. King of the Jackal - 1 v 1, hesitate - you lose 4:45 Free video
In this video, George puts both sides of the breakdown together to find the King of the Jackal. Enjoy!Play video
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Mario Augusto Zamorano Nieto Germany
Tai Taimataora New Zealand
Carter Croft England
Really good, often players oblivious as to the positioning of the presentation, determines the role of a defender.
Paul Platts New Zealand
excellent well executed video. cheers
Howie Royal Australia
Great video and explanation of how to jackal and win opponents ball
horacio speranza Argentina
muy bueno !
Quinton Ho Australia
Original. The first of his kind. Made jackaling the modus operandi of modern 7’s.
Matthew Ratana England
One of the greatest flankers providing insight around the small details that can give players the edge at the breakdown
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