A strong core is essential in rugby, particularly for the forwards in the scrum. Here is an example of an exercise using a swiss ball, alternatively you can use any moveable object to replace the swiss ball
The core ball provides a variety of challenges to the player in both body management and technical competence
An effective line out is based upon the fundamentals of movement, jumping and lifting. James Cannon from London Wasps takes some amateur players through the basic skills and techniques
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
Coaching junior players to lift effectively in the line out is based upon some simple steps. Ross Harrison from Sale sharks outlines the key principles and progresses to the driving maul
Worcester Academy - Ball Presentation
The lineout is a key part of rugby union and it is vital for player safety and success that the proper technique is learnt. James Cannon of London Wasps walks through the key technical elements of lineout lifting and jumping. Log in to see the full session.
Some slightly different progressions in building upon the basic skills for an effective line out