This is TOUGH!! Fundamental movements for rugby now include more combat style techniques to build up strength for contact and breakdown work. This exercise works the core to improve balance, power and speed
I replace my legs and my hands like that. Nothing touches the floor. So what I'm going to do is we're going to go diagonally. Okay the line job to the life.
A combination of stretching and conditioning this exercise prepares the body for contact and ground work. Building up a range of techniques and movements on or around the ground is helping to improve contact work for may players
This exercise combines a number of movement skills to improve players ability around the breakdown and ball presentation. The drill uses three players at a time so the players need coordination skills and it is great fun. Use this for stretching, motivation and conditioining
This exercise is only for those who have worked on their conditioning previously. The star push up works all areas of the body and is a great way of strengthening your body for the contact elements of rugby, this exercise is a series of fundamental body movements to prepare the body for more agility and power close to the ground
Body position and supporting your own body weight is a contentious issue at the breakdown. In this drill a combat coach explains how to become better at supporting your own body weight. This is a series of body movements to strengthen the core and improve flexibility
Turnovers at the breakdown is back in the spotlight and the recent Australian performances have highlighted how important they are. Neal Hatley from Bath explains how the role of the 2nd man is key and how to practise the technique