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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steve@Mose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 00:00
Originally posted by Monkey Boy Monkey Boy wrote:

We concentrate on power, they concentrate on skill.

It's simple. By the time they reach international level their power is at least equal but the skill level is miles ahead.

Junior rugby in Britain needs drastic change to develop players of adequate skill level to get anywhere near them


Indeed - and it was the handling skills of Codie Taylor and Kieran Read that shone brightest.





Also, the support running of the All Blacks was excellent compared to the Lions.  It looked like there was always someone available to off-load to whilst the Lions seemed happier to present the ball when tackled.

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Originally posted by Dad Dad wrote:

Originally posted by McGee McGee wrote:

 
It is not just about skill, rugby is a culture in NZ. The players are all part of the community and feel that if they lose they are letting people down. It is ingrained into them at a very young age. My 18month old grandson and his classmates all made their own murals/banners at their Dunedin nursery. Everybody knows the players, they shop and socialise together, it is all about culture and attitude. The players are not squirrelled away in secret training sessions they are out and about with the public. 

That is not necessarily a good thing according to this article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40284130
 
Whats the murder rate by "wannabe men"? compared with the UK.
Still doesn't change the fact that they are streets ahead of the rest of the rugby world(except Ireland in Chigago)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RedPete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 hours 27 minutes ago at 12:36
Originally posted by Steve@Mose Steve@Mose wrote:

Originally posted by Monkey Boy Monkey Boy wrote:

We concentrate on power, they concentrate on skill.

It's simple. By the time they reach international level their power is at least equal but the skill level is miles ahead.

Junior rugby in Britain needs drastic change to develop players of adequate skill level to get anywhere near them


Indeed - and it was the handling skills of Codie Taylor and Kieran Read that shone brightest.
Also, the support running of the All Blacks was excellent compared to the Lions.  It looked like there was always someone available to off-load to whilst the Lions seemed happier to present the ball when tackled.

 
... and don't forget Barrett's wonderful one-handed pick-up!
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Saw a group of 14 youngsters a few weeks back being coached by about 6 different people at a set scum situation. time each coach had had his five minutes worth of air time a ball finally became involved. Kids were visibly bored. It's not just junior rugby though. My son has played to a decent level but outside the Premiership there aren't many coaches who allow players to play what's in front of them. Game plans are choreographed sometimes 3 to 5 moves ahead and you are only allowed to play any rugby in certain "zones' on the field. Negative coaching prevails and you simply wait for the opposition to make an error rather than create yourself. In the Championship it's all about exerting forward dominance and everything starts with a driving maul. Welsh played Irish last season employing a forward based game plan that clearly wasn't working, half time came and they were four scores down. They came out second half and played exactly the same way. I was confused and asked my son why they waited till the final quarter to throw it around as they pulled back two tries. He said he decided to go off script. He was dropped for the next game. When you take the instinctive nature and fun out of the game it bores players and spectators alike.
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