This clip reveals a startling lack of understanding from some pro players. Quins scrum half Danny Care has also identified a weakness which he exploits, rugby is not just about grunt!
Bit confused with the Danny care there at this stage who's scrum-half? Who's not so what ball are we going to have? middle Okay, what are we thinking there? And guys Peter said I think I've called it my right here. That's why you got a catch. That's why you're going to drive from the front is that we said you can go off the top but it is hot who knows it's going off the top you do because you've just seen it but who knows on that field is going off the top Irish do they they should do if they do. What do you want these two guys to do? Block anyone coming through the line or so their roles should be this that they're in this position here in the liner and as that's thrown to their they should be looking here there. They should be looking and if someone comes through there, they just make a nice little detour just to use the body. It's all legal and vice versa the back the guy at the back should be going off the top ball. I don't need to go. Have you called it? Oh, yeah, you've delivered it. I'll good. What's happening next now. If this is happening at the top level is it happening at Schoolboy level and upwards the answer is yes, it is guys. So it's not being coached enough that there we should have it should be cover cover and if they cover their does the score now, he doesn't because everyone's brain the scrum off here. This guy. Yeah, that's correct. So, what's he come therefore or is he come to Rosie come because he thinks is a drive. Well, we don't know but the point being We're Playing devil's advocate is certainly not doing what it should do. These are the two guys. He should be looking after he hasn't done that as he and then this guy is having a look just to see what the scrum-half passes like. You've got to give Danny Kaye lot of credit. He won he was he was clearly on side. He read it brilliantly.
Scotlands clever score from the line out v Ireland was a great example of coaches or players being innovative and looking at new ways to do things. This clip shows a few slightly different uses for placing your scrum half at the front of the line out. It is just ideas and about pushing the boundaries of the laws
The black team split the lineout pods at the front and the back, the defence are then forced to move with these pods to compete or stop a driving maul, (As they are close to the try line), this creates a whole in the middle of the lineout which the black team exploit cleverely. This play is clever and tactical and shows how complex the lineout can be. Key factors : Lifting pods to move quickly - Strong jump - Accurate lifting - Accurate throw - Delayed run through the middle
To set up the maul from a secured lineout, the lifters should first secure the ball carrier, protecting the ball from opposition arms and resisting the sack from defenders.
Players lock tight and assume a strong, low body position.
As a progression from your lineout variation practice, it is important to test your pack's ability to make decisions under pressure.
Here, they must react to the positioning of two defending jumpers and put the ball to the space.
A maul from a lineout can be a powerful attacking tool. This clip shows how to construct the maul at the front of the lineout quickly.
Practice is key to ensure players understand their positioning and timing.
Accurate skills are the key to lineouts in seven's, a combination of movement, lifting and throw combine to make an effective restart for the attacking team. The shape of the attacking side is pre planned to create a mis - match with a faster player v a slower one. key factors : Pre call the move - Fast feet - Strong core for jumper - Support from both players to lift the jumper - Jumper to jump - Accurate throw - Support he jumper to the ground - Offload pass to scrum half
Lineouts are a key area for winning your own ball, varying your lineouts is an essential part of fooling the opposition. The use of lineout games such as this is a great way of practising lineout skills combining them with some elements of competition and fun.