Front Rows coming together. Each prop touches the opponents upper arm and then pause before the front rows meet.
The sequence should be: Crouch, touch, pause, engage. Coaches should replicate this call when practising to help players develop their timing and to assist the Referee
Once each front row is bound, check for squareness and that the players are in the basic scrummage shape.
Then call the 2 front row in together.
Players down on 'all 4s'.
Position heads to the left slightly, binding in underneath the shoulders in the chest area.
Keeping hands on the floor, rock backwards and forwards.
Once players' individual position is correct on the machine, progress to 1 on 1 scrummage on the feet.
Facing each other in a squat position, touch (with hands on each others shoulders), heads to the left, and engage.
Pass gets given to the attacker who has to run down the grid. When the tackle comes in the player with the ball has to present the ball.
Tackler has to get to feet quickly to get the ball and pass it back the the initial passer of the practice . Next two player go.
After each go the players swap sides.
Offence (blue), line out in one deep line.
Defence (red) - opposite in a straight line, slightly inside player you are marking.
Offence endeavour to pass ball along line.
Defence move up to stop them. Each defender goes up to tackle - if ball is passed THEN they work to protect inside shoulder of player on their outside.
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