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Exit Plays - HS and A with Dave Ellis

In this new series, we hear from Dave Ellis with the help of the Feilding HS (Manawatu, NZ) 1st XV players detail a number of set piece Exit play options that you can use for your team exits.

Part 1. Exit Plays Promo   0:27 Free video

In this promo from Dave for his upcoming new series, he details a number of set piece Exit play options that you can use for your team exits. Enjoy!


Part 2. Exits from a Scrum 8:15 Member content

Dave Ellis (EllisRugby) with the help of the Feilding HS (Manawatu, NZ) 1st XV players, starts a new series on Exit Strategies. Dave details a number of set piece Exit play options that you can use to successfully exit your 22. In this video he starts with Exit from a Scrum. What are the options and parts to execute a right side scrum exit? Enjoy!

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Part 3. Exits from a Lineout 6:23 Member content

A surprising number of skills are required to successfully Exit from a lineout as Dave Ellis (EllisRugby), details in his latest Exit Strategy release. Dave covers, with help from the Feilding HS 1st XV players, the various Exit Play options available from a lineout 22m and 5m out. Enjoy!

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Part 4. Exits from a Midfield Scrum 4:14 Member content

In this video, Dave, again with the help from the Feilding HS 1st XV players puts into play a 4:2 split option and Kicking from the Edge to reach the ‘Playground’. A number of setup options are available for your midfield scrum setup – which is best for your team. Enjoy!

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Part 5. Exits from a Left Field Scrum 7:11 Member content

Left side exits can offer more natural running options to Exit. In this video, Dave with his Feilding High School 1st XV players, consider, in the final Exit series release, the possible Running and Kicking options when Exiting from a Left Field Scrum. Enjoy!

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Course Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5
Duration 26:30
Topics Set Piece Youth Coaching
Applicable to Coaches   Others   Supporters and fans  
Languages English

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Course reviews

It really helped to see the explanation to the players. Lot’s of questions making sure they understand and stay engaged. He should be a teacher. Thanks

New Zealand

Hello, great info. Question. I was under the impression that 9’s main job is to follow the pack for his/her transition skills. Here he is covering his attacking wings vacated space. Would it be better to use 6 or 7 or even 8 for that coverage, to allow 9 to stay closer to the pack? Am I wrong in thinking this way?


Awesome simplicity – love it. What’s the software Dave is using?


Great one Dave !!!Simple and very clear.


So good – congrats to on the quality of the video footage – the view from the drone shows so clearly what is required.


Easy to understand with great visuals both animated and from the drone to clarify concepts.

New Zealand


New Zealand

muy simple y didactico !


Good stuff! Great examples of the basics!


Like how Dave explains the options and what if’s


Excellent – simple, clear and immediately applicable to sessions

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

Awesome session, simplified for players and coaches to understand and execute.

New Zealand

Very clear and simple to learn for players then the difficulty is execution and having the ability to scan. good stuff.


Very informative. Scrumhalf has to scan and access, see where the opposition winger is. If you go open side, the flyhalf must scan and access, see where the winger is.

South Africa

I speak to some coaches at my local club asking about Exit Strategies for their team and get a blank look. Very few recognise or understand the importance of an exit strategy or how to develop one. Am looking forward to this series.


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