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A session to help increase attacking options against a flat defence and communication between players, the chipper and chaser. MORE
If your season isn’t progressing at the pace you wanted, then go back to some core skills to reboot, refresh and move forward. Here’s two back-to-basics ways to do it…
Good scrummaging positions help players with their all-round contact game. But, essentially, a good scrum is the best platform to get set your attack in motion. Quick attacking ball has their back-row engaged and gives your backs a chance to make dents in their line (or use your number 8 from a pick up). You can then launch your second phase going forward and so on. In defence, the reverse is true, and you can build your system around disrupting them at the scrum. Though you can spend time on binding across the rows, this is wasted if the players cannot push powerfully on the trigger. The trigger is the ball being put in, so develop from one v one scrums.
The ball carrier has an important role to keep the ball secure near and in contact. But not all players are built the same and as they approach contact, some will be able to slip through gaps while others will be more physical. The more the players can work on pressure situations, the better they can decide on which skills to use. And, because you want them to connect with their support to keep the ball alive, you want support players to understand what sort of techniques their team mates will use.