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How to scrummage as a hooker

How to scrummage as a hooker. Even in modern rugby the hooker still has to strike for the ball and do this when he/she is under pressure from the opposition hooker and Tighthead (right-hand prop). You aslo need to know … Read More

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Scrum analysis of Wales V Ireland 2016 6 nations. “Loosing the squeeze”

Key scrum points from Ireland v Wales 2016 -“loosing the squeeze” “Loosing the squeeze” in a rugby scrum means loosing the tightness in the binds of the players and the lessening of the potential energy built up in your scrum. To … Read More

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Scrum analysis of amateur team

How to create a dominant scrum with expert scrum coaching and scrum analysis.

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Analysis of All Black scrum during RWC 2015

Key points of All Black scrum process during RWC 2015 The All Black scrum is very well processed, great body shape and had a system that they have used for a while now. They win a lot of ball due to … Read More

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IRFU Scrum Seminar “think tank”

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How a TightHead Prop can attack on the opposition put in

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Rugby scrum power position in relation to the 3 front row positions

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Scrum analysis of top 4 teams RWC 2015. Part 1- Austrailia’s scrum

Key points on Australia’s scrum during RWC 2015 Consistent scrum process – same set up and process no matter who’s playing Well drilled All 8 scrummage on every ball Lock start with both knees on ground, then the No.8 lifts … Read More

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Introducing my rugby scrum analysis service

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Scrum Seminar

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Scrum Doctor Diagnoses Larne RFC

Ireland Women’s Forwards Coach at the last World Cup, Peter Bracken (a.k.a. The Scrum Doctor), visited Larne RFC as a guest of the Front Row Union on Thursday night to deliver his coaching session in the latest scrummaging techniques. I’ve been … Read More

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Irish Rugby TV: IRFU Elite Scrum Coach Seminar

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Six reasons why rugby players make good employees

Unfortunately, most rugby players aren’t going to be able to make the step up to professional rugby, and therefore will have to find another way of making a living. However, just because these rugby players never quite made it to … Read More

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A high performing team needs to be like a family? I don’t agree.

A lot of clubs/companies talk about their teams being a family. A working high performance team is not a family. Comparing a team or a company to a family belittles what a family is. A family should be far more … Read More

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Constructive conflict, Positivity, Challenging team members

Constructive conflict is a must in a highly effective team. Every member should be able to give and receive honest constructive feedback to any member of the group. This feedback needs to be intended to help the Team/individual. If any … Read More

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