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Conor O Shea - the Turnover

Conor O Shea discusses the importance of turnover ball and why coaches and players should work at this regularly

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Open you look up where tries are scored their score to turn over because that's when defenses aren't set. Its when mistakes are made. It's when if you talk about turnover, is it a turnover true mistake or as a turnover when someone kicks you a bowl, but it's it creates Broken Field and that's why I believe training through games is the right way to do it because you are giving them that environment the whole time as long as when a mistake is made the within training the opportunity is there for the team to actually receive that turnover then and allow play was as they get their chance to play a lot of times you coaching you go. Okay, this 15 is going to have the ball and they'll play and if there's a mistake you blow the whistle you go back. Let's start again. No play it as if it's a game if you make a mistake, you lose the right from the ball to the other team are there and then you have to have principles of play on turnover if the ball is turned over. What do you do? Do you pick it up and just trundle It Forward I did you pick it up and move it wide basically. It's will get the ball away from where that mistake has been made Move It Wide into where space will be same for kick receipt if there's an arrow chase you go to pastors if the chase is over eager. You can Bounce Down one side and actually a counter-attack that way so there are very there principles. I think you give players principles if they go away from those principles. I'm you know, we're very fortunate to win the Hamlin challenge at the end of last season and we scored a try in the last couple of minutes as Danny care kick the ball. I was shouting the stand don't kick the ball two seconds later. He give him the kick that got the win and try and I said, well, I want a great little what a great little move so players you give principles to what you want players to make decisions and the great players are the ones who can weigh it up and say actually the right decision is not what I've been told it's to be instinctive and that's what Mark people apart.