We asked Premiership Coaches what they thought made a winning team. You may be surprised by some of the answers
You've got off quality individuals, but that's not good enough. I think you've got to be as one and I think that's not just your players, but it's a coaches as well. Everybody's got to buy into your goals. So they've got to be set beforehand. Everybody's got to have that aspiration and work towards those goals that you set and your them set the processes up and if you've got a good team if you've got good coaches, if you've got everybody working towards the same goal that then I think that makes a good team captain and that works out, you know, really excited because he's another person is incredibly well, you know, credibly driven to be successful. He's only 24 is played over a hundred times to the club 28 times for England is a very special talent. Thought he'll Captain a different way, but then suddenly you've got leaders George drops and Nick Easter and the cabins Danny care. Marcus robshaw leaders all over the pitch and that's what you ultimately want everyone helping each other but everyone driving and it's important that your captain sets that example and I'm no doubt that shoulder that's the question everybody asks in the in will sport. But what you've got to have is a is in a team game. You've got to have everybody maybe not as the same skillset everybody heading in the same direction trying to get the same end goal whether it's playing to a game plan and everybody sticking to that if you do that and pretty much if young of the most skillful team in the world, you'll win 30% your games by everybody being Collective and pushing for the common goal. You have to have very good players to be a winning team. But what academic coaches bring in top of that they are to the one of the good players. There are very few successful teams who have bad players with good coaches, but there Many teams who have very good players and not so good coaches. The great teams have very good players and very good coaches.
We all prefer to have enjoyable training sessions. By including small-sided game and skills challenges, you provide more opportunities for your players to succeed, which in turn increases the enjoyment and benefit of the session.
Rugby players are naturally competitive and tend to be more motivated if they are in competition with their peers. You can increase the enjoyment of your sessions and in turn, the benefits to your players' skill sets, by adding small skill challenges
Doing the same thing week in week out isn’t good for anyone. The players will get bored and may lose interest in training. You can make sessions more fun by mixing it up and throwing in fresh ideas. This cone game is different, original and is great for building communication skills in defence.
The box kick is an important tool in modern rugby tactics. A well-executed box kick along with a strong kick-chase can put teams under a lot of pressure, forcing errors, gaining territory and often reclaiming the ball.
This video focuses specifically on how the ball should be struck for distance and accuracy. This can be transferred to punt kicks as well.