Getting it Wrong


This week I was asked by the coach of the U15 School Rugby Team to come and work with his forward pack, specifically on improving their realignment and support lines in open play from the breakdown. I planned for a small sided games approach, 8 v 8, with constraints on the playing environment that would encourage them to think and try out different ideas in attack and support. Through questioning, practice in game scenarios and through player led discussion the teamsbegan to offer options that overloaded the defence both physically and cognitively. They had a chance to practice what they came up with unopposed then put back into the game scenario. Although a long way from the finished article I sense that there was a deeper understanding and appreciation of what they could do in attack as a unit and in future, they and not just the backs, could take…

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