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Scrummaging without a Scrum Machine - HS and A with The Rugby Site

In this series, we come to you from the UK, with Richard Pryor and his London Irish U18 A team.

Part 1. Scrum Shape with Richard Pryor   17:46 Member content

In this video, Richard Pryor and his U18 A pack, shows us how to develop the correct scrum shape. Enjoy!

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Duration 17:46
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Course reviews

loved not using the scrum machine. great for younger players not having to use whole scrum.

New Zealand

Great clip enjoyed 4 vs 3

New Zealand

An excellent coaching session to demonstrate the importance of creating the optimum body position, then using this template to build up the scrum using a small group off players in various contesting combinations.


Great modules for younger players,and when numbers are low. Technical aspects are apparent.

New Zealand

Great video in regards to body angles & position. However, It is very difficult to chase your feet under pressure. Not to mention the energy that is being used. Most of the time it is the chasing that unstables a scrum. Personally, I ask all eight to load the spring, and united we extend, and hold. In that time our hooker should have striked the ball back to the No.8. The human bodies strongest position is when it is straight. Ounce for ounce, bone is stronger than steel. Fatigued muscles, result in a tired player. Still a great watch. I have just never understood the need for chasing? I prefer my players to save their energy for dominating one on one contact.


Really good video. Some great pointers for coaches to apply even if you don’t have a full pack to work with.


excellent progression and clear, just what you need.

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

I liked the progression to make it more realistic.

South Africa

Great video, simp!e clear progression to build a stable strong scrum


Awesome basic key elements for continued intensity resulting in strong scrums


Very useful. Nice layout and progression


Very good, working with smaller groups, one can cover all aspects of scrummaging.


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