This clip reveals a startling lack of understanding from some pro players. Quins scrum half Danny Care has also identified a weakness which he exploits, rugby is not just about grunt!
Bit confused with the Danny care there at this stage who's scrum off? Who's not so what ball are we going to have? Okay. What are we thinking that and guys Peter said I think I've called it my right here. That's why you got a catch. That's why you got to drive from the front is that we said you can go off the top but it is hot who knows it's going off the top you do because you've just seen it but who knows on that field is going off the top? Irish okay, do they they should do if they do. What do you want these two guys to do? Block anyone coming through the line or so their roles should be this that they're in this position here in the line a and as that's thrown to their they should be looking here there. They should be looking and if someone comes through there, they just make a nice little detour just to use the body. It's all legal and vice versa the back the guy at the back should be going off the top ball. I don't need to go. Have you called it? Oh, yeah, you've delivered it are good. What's happening next now? If this is happening at the top level is it happening at Schoolboy level and upwards the answer is yes, it is guys. So it's not being coached enough that there we should have it should be cover cover and if they cover their does the score now, he doesn't because everyone's brain the scrum off here. This guy. Yeah, right, correct. So what's he come there for or is he come to Rosie come because he thinks is a drive. We don't know but the point being We're Playing devil's advocate is certainly not doing what he should do. These are the two guys. He should be looking after he hasn't done that as he and then this guy he's having a look just to see what the scrum-half passes like. You've got to give Danny Kaye lot of credit. He's one he was he was clearly on side. He read it brilliantly.
Changing your catch & pass practises is always a good way to add variety into your sessions. This practise is not only different but the defenders are putting pressure on the attackers from a variety of angles
Use as either part of your warm up or as a breakout, this exercise is a high intensity passing challenge. Encourage your players to take ownership of this grid and manage the intensity themselves. Should create lots of fun
Making good decisions around the contact area is a tricky area to coach, Howard Graham from Harlequins explains some of the key factors in what to coach players when focusing on continuity, beating players and offloading to keep the ball in play
Adding variety into your sessions keeps players interested as they learn new skills or try to improve key techniques but in a different way. Patrick O'Grady from London Irish explain why he uses different sized balls
Scotlands clever score from the line out v Ireland was a great example of coaches or players being innovative and looking at new ways to do things. This clip shows a few slightly different uses for placing your scrum half at the front of the line out. It is just ideas and about pushing the boundaries of the laws
With England players at a loss recently as to "What to do" it is important that coaches integrate "Problem solving" into their sessions. This game really challenges the players and is great for warm ups or breaking up a session with something different
Another great conditioned game for pre-season training. With the addition of 'reptile crawls' for players who have made a touch, you incorporate an excellent core strength exercise that requires concentration under fatigue.
Confident players have the will and desire to perform. Wales seemed to have lost their way with players looking deflated and lacking leadership, create an environment where players know what is expected of them and develop those skills