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How much say do your players have in how you train and prepare? Premiership Rugby stars share their experiences.

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We're coaching the way we call it to me what the place to make the decision there and then we want to fix the problem and adapt their and then on the trend on the on the pitch during a game. So for us to be able to do that on a match day, we've got to be able to do that in training. We've got to be able to coach at Troy neace up the environment at bath is very much player led and players making them come in place challenges that that that they are going to come across on a Saturday so that they can adapt and use a you know, the right tactic to to win the game. You might throw a couple of sin bins in you might say write your hook assembling. What are you doing? Are you scoffs and been what you're doing? You know, you might say in that look you're losing by two points with five minutes left. What are you going to do? So you start going Quit Line outs, you know, it's not going Short Line notes. You might say the referees only shocker is not refereeing The Rock everything slowed down. What are you going to do? And are you screams going backwards where you can do all your very dominant you very dominant getting quick ball all the time, but I walked away we need to play. You know the full-backs having a shocker in a what are we going to do to make sure you carry on carry on down in the shopping. So there's all challenges like that in there that the players need to say, right? This is happening. What do we do? What do we do? What do we do for me? It's Captain. It's it's huge. It's really important that I have a good relationship with the coaches and also give relationship of the players as a captain. You kind of you will kind of sit in that middle ground. Sometimes you have to be you know, you play as your number one priority you have to make sure the messages that come from the coaches at getting to the players in the right way and equally the message from the players are getting back to coaching the right way making sure that everyone not necessarily everybody's happy because not everyone's always happy but making sure that it's the best outcome for the organization. Get to the lines and great covering checkups as I seen you play group. We have an input on what we do in training yet. Definitely we review the game from the week before as a senior player group and then that will form the basis of our training for the following week. The cultures can give you so much you're the ones that are playing the game and the things that happen in the game that you might not prepped for and you've got me ready to to adapt and then off to pictures. Well, you've got to look after yourself. You've got to be professional you've got to do your extras or whatever you need to do. So it is what the player does if there's a message coming across and you're not doing it then Youngblood's look at that and I might not do it as well. So that senior players have got to work together and especially during the game during the game. Like I said if things aren't going to plan if you need to change some in well as a group of players, I need to talk about it and then going to dice if you've got to have that sort of, you know feet in both Camp. You got to understand how the players are feeling if they're too fatigued from the weekend still or you know sessions aren't working and it's not really soon. I'll game plan for another side of that is the case. Not happy with the players whether reacting and you know, if they need to put more working or you know, if you're doing too much of the boys and fogging themselves, so it's just about being smart and reacting. Well between the cases and getting a good relationship. Obviously, there's a game plan you guys want to play I think it's up to the coaches to identify what players we have and what worked well and then it's up to us as players to react to it. And you know that that started playing and express yourselves within that and I think that's what's good about coaching is about adapting on the move and it's the same with playing.