The purpose of this session is to develop your players' roles and responsibilities at the breakdown as well as introducing players to a simple pod system - developing an understanding of when and why they should commit to a breakdown.
What's in the session?
To improve how your players contest the ball in the tackle area we first recap how to present the ball with a game of touch ruck before practising clearing three rucking threats for quick ball.
Now that your players are pumped and ready we get to work on your pods - teaching them to receive the ball and go forward as a group, attacking the defenders and using their support to power the opposition out of the way!
If your players have worked hard (which I'm sure they will have) it's time to reward them, with a conditioned game that increases the likelihood of contact to result in lots of breakdowns - to make sure your players go home with a smile on their face.
Get your team the fastest and most agile out there. As the season deepens, we all need to stay on top of our game; make sure every position is covered with this intense drill.
Teach your team to ruck safely, effectively and quickly. By going 'through the gate' you'll avoid giving away penalties and encourage better binding
With this high intensity session, improve your team's defensive skills, whilst also working on their fitness
Improve how your team exploit mis-matches in the opposition's defence to get them creating more try-scoring opportunities with this attacking skills session
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
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