A strong core is essential in rugby, particularly for the forwards in the scrum. Once you have mastered the bridge, attempt lifting one leg at a time, while keeping your core strong.
The core ball provides a variety of challenges to the player in both body management and technical competence
A turnover from a strong tackle and quick "Jackle" where the defender uses the momentum of the attacking player to swimg up onto his feet and contest the ball, this results in a line break. Key factors : Tackle technique - Urgency to get up to feet - Core strength - Speed
Two of the key principles of ball retention are the efforts of the tackled player to present the ball, and the decision of the support player, to bridge, ruck, or recycle. Log in to find complete sessions on the relevant techniques.
Worcester Academy - Ball Presentation
Keeping the ball in two hands is a core skill and one that needs to be developed at ALL ages
The jumper should utilise the core muscles to provide a tension throughout the body. This will enhance strength and presence in the air and assists the lifters in their supporting role
Some simple yet effective exercises to develop core strength and balance.