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Activities, sessions and drills to work on mauls in...

in Email Newsletters, Rucking & Mauling, Rugby drills

Most mauls start from a lineout. However, they can still be formed in open play, sometimes by design and sometimes by accident. The mauls laws have changed slightly over the last year, but the principles remain the same. A maul is a ball carrier and teammate being held by a defender. Note that it's not a maul until the attacking teammate binds on, no matter how many defenders are surrounding the ball carrier. MORE

Power up your own coaching so your technical expertise...

in Email Newsletters, Team Management

Technical and tactical coaching is an essential part of any sport. It's fundamental to safety. It's also fundamental to allow players to enjoy the game. Yet, if we focus our own coaching efforts into these areas, we might forget to power up our own delivery. In other words, how we coach is just as important as what we coach. You might have the next killer move up your sleeve, or be able to solve a nagging technical issue. But if the players aren't truly engaged and motivated, the power of that potential improvement is lost in translation. MORE

Develop a player-centred defence

in Defence, Email Newsletters

The basic principles of defence are: Go forward Provide support Apply pressure Regain possession As you can see, they don't explicitly say tackling. So, if we really want to improve our defence, we have to look at the whole, not just one of the parts. MORE

Conquer the maul

in Email Newsletters, Rucking & Mauling

A maul is formed of at least two attackers, held by a defender, with the ball off the ground. It’s a wrestling match that comes with a risk and reward for the attacking team – go forward and tie in defenders, or be stopped and lose the ball to a scrum. MORE

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