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Neal Hatley - Decision Making At The Breakdown

Coaching players to make the right decisions at the breakdown is a challenging task. Bath coach Neal Hatley has a number of tips and in this clip he takes us through one of them

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For me, it's recognizing where the gain line is has is the guideline be positive as a Gangland be neutral or negative has other team got momentum. All of these were things play a role into the player arriving at the breakdown making a good decision. You know, he may choose not to even contest to break down and reset and go on the far side because that's what the team needs. So I suppose it's trying to get that player to just look at that break down as it's happening and make a decision whether he should either conquer all concede. So we talked about obviously making a tackle recovering getting back on our feet and the role of the second man arriving in just a decision making process working hard through the ball how this works will just walk through it once So what'll happen? I'll just go go and then I'll call a car. So just walking through go green. He's got to make the tackle up recover work through like he's a cleaner second man arrives again always wanting working through the sausage because that's where you got to work through. You got to work through the gate. You got to stay nice and square. Okay, this can be done at about 50 60 percent. As I said for me defensively. It's brilliant. You're getting the tackle. You're getting the chop, you're getting this players at actually getting up and recovering so he would obviously get up and reset on this purpose. He actually becomes an opposition cleaner and you get the role of the second man arriving in punching through. Okay, so we'll do a few go read through and getting through stay low. Stay low work through good contest good next one's up. Go green get through get through done right from this through good. Perfect fine that second man arriving. What do you think ski for him? Lauren and okay, perfect. So the height that we come in at what we never want this blood coming through using the pads or using the floor to support his weight. Like you said, we want everything nice and low we can go from low to high some planes taking off. That's how we thinking about it. So from there and pumping through. Okay. So let's just walk through it in just getting underneath that head or chest there and now leg Drive short steps. Okay. So from a technical point of view just making sure that he's working through the sausage because that's working through the ball. All right, and again finishing up past the bag good go through beating him beautiful. Great time to rock beat him to the space red get through get to be named for the Spice good up you come what did you do? You want to early came up to early good we want let's take a man to come in be really positive hit shoulder. No arms. No pulling down to try and get on the jackal. Look to be dominant look to him because your award for hitting people with the shoulder and pushing him back means that you finish on top of someone your hips can now pop up and you can fly through if you're down underneath. It's pretty hard to recover from there. All right, there's not too many blokes that will cross the covers with some 18 stand lamb line on top of him.