The "Tower of Power" principle applies to all age groups and is the basis for all contact skills and groundwork. In this clip the England U 20's players go through some of the fundamentals
Okay, so think about it what happens when the pressure comes on what starts to happen? Up in the air. Okay, we started on these start going further away from the floor think about readjusting and how you're going to get yourself closer to what's his position that little out there early. So why was that was happening with his legs? So what's up? Just go back on. What's this force is a horse's leg and foot like that. Yeah, so again to shuffle your feet in a little bit. Okay, you need to push towards the floor. Okay. Well not table. That's it. Good luck. Okay, so we'll look at that point. Again. Ali thinking that point if you need just beyond the point of this hit there when he's getting that strong shape there good good. So keep going through that checklist so feet foot with knee Bend hip tilt is his chest Palace the floor jack. That's it. Remember? Yeah. We don't want a big you in there. So just pull your guts up a little bit. That's it. So you get that hip tilts a little bit more. So that's it. But let your chest drop down to keep that little asset. That's it. Good. She thinks you don't want a big you in there. So it's a small unit again. Now turn to your old keep it nice and strong enough. Good luck. Okay, no pressure from from anybody on the outside. All I'm going to do now is think about how you can keep as much weight through your feet. Okay. So at the moment there's probably a lot of weight going down for your hands. I think I want to think about how you're going to keep that weight back down through your feet whilst keeping good shape and you going to try and pick a bought one of the balls off the floor. So keep them keep up then pull together. That's it. Great. Okay walks the side to lose it as you start to think about moving. Okay, then pulling keep that s***. They're brilliant. Keep it keep it. Keith hey, don't worry. Don't worry about you have to pull the ball. Unless you have to pull the ball a mile off the floor. It's just think about just easily often again. It calls all it's doing is making you making the transfer that pong pressure stuff.
Quick ball is the platform to score tries from and one of the coaches tasks is to understand how to break defences down to create quick ball. Bath are famous for their attacking play and they are happy to share this technique and help others play fast rugby
To often coaches go straight to working on areas of the game without breaking a specific skill into its multiple parts. Not only is this less effective but can be dangerous and lead to bad habits. This clip shows you how to approach the turnover
A key technique at the breakdown is the ability to roll players away, this applies when your opponent already has a good body position over the ball. Danny Wild from Leeds carnegie uses a game and breakout sessions to deliver his session
Two crucial clearance techniques - the saddle roll, and the duck and clean. It's important for players to practice these at length, under pressure, under fatigue, and with an element of decision-making in order to best re-create a match situation.
The battle to dominate the breakdown is often the difference between winning and loosing. This area of the game is always changing so coaches need to regularly learn new things and challenge their players