By way of an introduction, we’re told of the young prop who became tall and light and wasn’t suited to his position – so he quit the game. So lesson one is encourage youngsters to play in different positions and lesson two is follow these guidelines on positional skills as written by eight RFU coach development officers.

There are numerous practices to help you develop the skills needed – and note that scrums should be practised under game levels of fatigue to ensure the same attention to detail – and among the games are some for bigger groups to highlight elements like defensive patterns and exploiting back-line space. And here’s a tip from Rugby World – if you want to be a wing, remember that left-wings score more tries because most players are better at passing from right to left!



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