Archive For The “Defence” Category

Defence from Scrums – a response to a query

By | August 27, 2018

I have been asked to explain my approach to defence from the scrum. What I have done provides a blueprint for scrum but is equally applicable to the line-out and defence from phase play. From phase play there tends to be more defenders in the defence line than there are attackers in the attack line. […]

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The Selection Method – Steps 6 to 10

By | July 18, 2017

Step Six – Selection Responsibilities Once the players have been ranked they can be categorized into three groups – “in”, “out” and “unsure”. •  The “in” players are those who will definitely be in the team. •  The “out” players are those who will definitely not be in the team. •  The “unsure” players are […]

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The way the game is played

By | April 19, 2017

The early games of the Super Rugby would seem to indicate that we are going to see the continuation of last year’s wars of attrition which were very much the same as the November test window especially the way the All Blacks played. It is a game in which there are extremes in sharing possession […]

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