Category: The Basics

Rugby basics – key skills of the game upon which all good players rely

The Chopper: Dan Lydiate

The Chopper: Dan Lydiate

Any true rugby player will tell you that making that perfect tackle feels as good as scoring a try. I love it. You love. We all love a solid big-hit once in a while....

The End-Over-End Kick

The End-Over-End Kick

Who doesn’t love kicking the ball around? For wingers, fullbacks and number 10’s its part of the job description, but front five forwards I’ve seen you at training giving the ball a hoof around...

Laws of the Game: Passing.

Laws of the Game: Passing.

‘FORWARD!’ along with ‘OFF-SIDE!!’ has to be number one on the list of sayings that angry spectators routinely roar in chorus at the referee. But is it always the case…? I mean, rule number...

Clearing Through the Gate

Clearing Through the Gate

If you’re new to Rugby this video probably has two things you might not know much about: 1.The guy talking, Sir Ian McGeechan, and 2. the gate. 1.You better heed what Geech is saying,...

Drop Goal Masterclass from Jonny Wilkinson

Drop Goal Masterclass from Jonny Wilkinson

Anyone remember a certain kick this guy made in 2003? No, thought not…

In this video the man with one of the most famous boots in rugby history talks us through the oft-forgotten art of a very valuable skill; The Drop Goal

Winning Turnovers – The Jackal

Winning Turnovers – The Jackal

A real in-depth look at the jackal turnover with a great explanation of the rules backed up by examples of legal and illegal practice. A must view for those open-side flankers who are always...

Guscott & Moore’s Training Tips: Tackling

Guscott & Moore’s Training Tips: Tackling

What could be better? two legends of English rugby taking you through my favourite part of the game: Tackling In this video Guscott & Moore highlight the importance of good technique in preventing injury,...

The Rules of the Breakdown

The Rules of the Breakdown

The breakdown. One of the trickiest areas to referee in rugby and often the most crucial contest in the match, where games are won and lost. To learn how to be effective at the...