Improve your scrum half pass with Andy Gomarsall
Ex- England international Andy Gomarsall takes us through the stages of a quick effective scrum half pass. Gomarsall illustrates the importance of staying low and transferring weight. By doing this the balls power stays in line with the direction of the target.
By keeping the core engaged, passing in a straight direction (and not in an arc) all the energy will be directly behind the ball and the ball will arrive to your number 10 the fastest, giving your whole backline more time space. This is a good, simple video and explanation for any young number 9 wanting to develop his passing off the ground BUT I do have a disagreement with the International Star! I have a slight wrangle with his grip on the ball. A bold claim I know! (and perhaps Mr Gomarsall was just showing the hand placement and not focusing on the grip) but in my opinion, for higher precision, the ball should be gripped firmly by the fingertips, the palm of the hand should not be touching the ball, this allows the fingertips and the writs to work the ball.
Source: Total Rugby (www.youtube.com/user/rugbyworld08)