Peter Bracken

Ban the tackle in Rugby?

To ban the tackle in under-age rugby would be the most catastrophically dangerous decision rugby could make. It would increase the amount of life-threatening injuries in early adulthood players. How could it possibly do this? Very simply, if you ban … Read More

Ireland Legends V England Legends

Ireland Legends V England Legends 2016 I’m on the Ireland Legends squad to play the England Legends next Friday night 7.45 pm at the Stoop, Twickenham. Great honour. There are 2 very strong squads competing. Can’t wait. All in the … Read More

Dylan Hartley – Blade boots

Dylan Hartley (England rugby captain and front rower) is wearing blade boots   Blade boots are worse than useless for scrummaging. Dylan Hartley, an international hooker, front row player and captain of his country wearing boots that are detrimental and … Read More

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

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

Scrum analysis of amateur team

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

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

IRFU Scrum Seminar “think tank”

How a TightHead Prop can attack on the opposition put in

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

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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