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Analysis: How to scrum half pass

Here’s my analysis of four different scrum half passes.

 

It’s often suggested that there is a correct ‘technical model’ for performing skills. I disagree that there can be a single technical model, however, I do believe in what I call ‘The Spine of Stability’ (GDD Coaching, 2020) and indeed ‘The Bandwidth of Variability’ (GDD Coaching 2020).

In this video, I compare the techniques used by Conor Murray, Gareth Davies, Ben Youngs and Rhys Webb. I’ve chosen them as they’re well established international 9’s and at this point have techniques that are consistent. Dupont of France is worthy of his own video.

Use these clips to inform your own coaching and share with your 9s to help them find improvements in their passing.

Remember that you don’t want to rebuild a pass completely. Look at the strengths and aim to develop those.

Also, discuss and agree what you want to achieve with your 9. The length of the pass shouldn’t compromise the speed. Also, the 9 and 10 need to consider which pass is best in which circumstances.

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