Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Two Man Drop = Power Up?

I game upon this article from the RFU by googling "long body ruck".

The Two-Man Drop - Producing lightning-fast recycled ball .

Since the topic sparked so much discussion, I thought it would be worth posting here. At the core of the paper are these ideas:

Use this techniques when more dynamic options have been exhausted.
Put TWO bodies in between the poacher and the ball carrier.
Never let one player go to ground together, always two!

Our MNT Head Coach, Peter Thornberg, is quoted along with Eddie O'Sullivan, the Irish MNT coach.