Tackle skills - All with Courtney Lawes
Courtney Lawes is renowned for his ability to make big hits and his versatility in the forward pack, being at home in both the second and back rows. Growing up beside Franklin’s Gardens, Courtney was a club player for Northampton Old Scouts’ RFC and now plays for the Northampton Saints. He won the first of his 14 English caps against Australia in 2009, aged 19 and won Investec Man of the Autumn Series in 2010. His athleticism, 6’7” frame and uncompromising style ensures Courtney challenges opponents in all aspects of the game.
Part 1. Ball carrying & clear out 4:31 Member content
This session from one of the most physical players in world rugby, focusses on the two key roles and responsibilities at the breakdown. The ball carrier and the clearer. Courtney Lawes uses all of his 6’ 7" frame to demonstrate how to get your team on the front foot, retain possession and deliver fast, effective ball in the contact area.
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Part 2. Tackle Techniques 4:40 Member content
“I love defending and putting in big hits, but you have to understand that the safest technique is also the best technique.” In this video Courtney Lawes takes you through the tackling technique that works for him. From the importance of foot placement in generate force through to being comfortable using both left and right shoulders and of course head placement for safety.Play video
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Stu Barter Wales
Great videos from Courtney. Wasn’t sure what to expect as he’s often portrayed in commentary as a tackle machine and little else.
These videos show his great knowledge and obvious work ethic but also coaching technique. Everything is clearly explained, roles identified, good examples praised. Well worth a watch.
Loveni Enari Spain
Great, concise explanations from someone who walks the talk – man’s got a future as a coach.
Charly Garcia Argentina
Please, i suscribe in this site for to watch the videos in spanish (transcribo y adhiero a diago castillo)
Jorge Angel Oliva Argentina
adhiero a la posicion de diego castillo.
Please, i suscribe in this site for to watch the videos in spanish
Roger C Croft France
Very simply explained, simple drills and game related.
Anthony Mills Australia
Good demonstration of the skill and correct technique. Also excellent reinforcement of the key points to focus on.
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