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Graham Smith: The modern scrum

Eamonn Hogan chats with World Cup winning Graham Smith about the modern scrum.

Graham, who is a level 5 coach, coached England Women to a World Cup in 2014 and six Grand Slams. He has coached with the Worcester Academy, CN Poble Nou in Spain, Stoke and Moseley RFC.

Graham and Eamonn cover the following areas:

  • What is a scrum?
  • Basic tenets for success
  • Training ideas
  • The ‘dark arts’

WHAT IS A SCRUM?

  1. Philosophically
  2. In actuality

BASIC TENETS FOR SUCCESS

AT THE SCRUM
Who leads the process on-field? Shape, Mindset, etc.

AS IT RELATES TO THE GAME OVERALL
A platform for real attack options
Manipulate the defence to meet team aims

TRAINING IDEAS

NO COST
Bodyweight
Teammates
iPhone / iPad / Video

MINIMUM COST
Tackle tubes
Resistance bands

MORE EXPENSIVE
Scrum machine
Silverback harness

THE DARK ARTS

Is this phrase helpful?

What can we do to change that perception?

  • Get on well-crafted courses
  • Ask the ‘old boys’ to come in and help
  • Development plan

Who are the influencers who can change that?

  • RFU / IRFU / WRU / SRU / NGBs
  • TV Pundits – A specialist on TV commentaries

To get in contact with Graham

E: gbsconsultancy1@gmail.com

T: @grahamsmith36

And for more on the Silverback Harness click here.

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