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Scrum Session Plan - A with Mike Cron

When talking scrummaging, All Blacks Scrum coach Mike Cron is considered one of the best. Follow his warmup and setup session and your forwards and scrum will be in pretty good shape. We have also added a session with Ex All Black, Kees Meeuws explaining the new scrum laws after the front row engagement.

Part 1. Warm up Scrum and Ruck Conditioning   35:50 Member content

All Black’s scrum coach Mike Cron takes you through a multitude of drills and exercises. Starting at easy and working through to hard.
Dealing with body awareness, staying strong with movement, incorporating the neck and core.
As coaches we need to drive the development of neck and core strength for all our players,not just the front rowers.
The players will be well and truly warmed up after going through these exercises!

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Part 2. Scrum Setup 48:46 Member content

Follow Mike’s setup and your scrum will be performing in no time.
This session is considered one of the best on the site.
It is long and detailed but it covers all the key components to your scrum.
The scrum engagement has changed since this video. Kees Meeuws gives an update in the next video

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Part 3. New Scrum Engagement Laws 5:22 Member content

Former All Black prop Kees Meeuws details the new scrum engagement laws.
These have been bought in to make the scrum a safer part of play.
Remember the latest law amendment prevents the props from ‘pre-loading’ by putting their heads onto the opposition players’ shoulder

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Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Duration 89:58
Topics Session Plans
Applicable to Coaches  
Languages English

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I learn a lot and I really enjoy watching the drill thank you

New Zealand

Maybe I’ve missed it, but I can’t find a date on these videos.


Excellent and informative…an incremental and methodical approach towards the scrum buildup. I’ve used several of the coaching techniques with my collegiate men’s club.


Excellent scrum training techniques. Only one who has been there At all levels can express some of the inner working of the science of scrummaging.


Some interesting exercises

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