Hey there! Welcome to a new series where we will focus on picking the top 5 highlights, tactics, moments and anything about rugby that we could find on. This week’s Top Picks will highlight 5 specific roles rugby figure that we all can learn from. So, lets get started!
1.The Lineout Master
Today’s modern rugby requires a thrower that can deliver the ball in a precision manner. Check out the video below with Ken Owen, Welsh No.2 on how to perfect your throws!
2. The No. 8
Number 8 is the only position that does not have a specific name in English and is simply referred to as “number eight” or “eighthman”. Check out how Sergio Parisse of Italy plays and approaches the game in the video below!
3. The Pass Maestro
The No.9 of a rugby team is similar to how the No.10 role in football works out. The scrumhalf is the link between the forward pack and the backlines. Check out the video below for a training session with Aaron Smith, halfback for the All Blacks and Highlanders.
4. The Punter
These guys are usually the difference between an average team and a good team. Great fly-halves are calm, clear thinking and have the vision to direct effective attacking plays. English No.10 Danny Cipriani shares his technique with the public in certain complex situations a great fly-half should react;-
5. The Speedster
Rugby is beautiful in a way that its perfect for everyone. To the biggest bloke in the class, all the way to the guys who have the fastest feet. In the higher echelons of rugby, modern wingers requires you to be both. We’ll take a look at the world’s best rugby player, Jonah Lomu on how he destroys his opponents!
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