Within the ever evolving game of Rugby Union, the game is constantly being developed to create a faster more dynamic form by law-makers, coaches and players.
The key is to have a game with less prolonged stoppages thus becoming more exciting for both the player and the spectator.
The future game will continue to become faster both in player decision making and action, players will have to become more technically proficient in all skills relating to the game and must be specifically conditioned to play in this ever changing, challenging and demanding contact sport environment.
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An area of the game which has become a major focal point within the evolving game is the “collision”, with the introduction of new laws relating to the collision area there are now 1/3 more rucks and phases resulting in players having to be more dynamic and accurate within this area of play as well as physically cope with the demands of this type of game.
Statistics from the 2010 Tri – Nations competition showed that there was 43% more rucks and mauls approximately 180 rucks per game.
Defences have become more organised and the individual tackling techniques and conditioning of the players within the defensive system have made a major improvement within this area of the game which is now far more structured, although the challenge for coaches and players is now to break these systems down with fluid perpetual attacking play.
The collision area is still one where most penalties occur - poor technique (players off their feet especially when fatigued, physically over developed players that are not in control of their body type) still prevails and if the game is to move forward this area must become technically more accurate and dynamic.
Although major emphasis is placed on the collision area being a direct result of quality defences, tackler etc it also falls into an important attacking priority for the team (rucks, phaseplay) if you want to play a fast dynamic game your players must be able to clear the collision area quickly and effectively with minimum playing numbers and be able to free up ball either by hand to hand or clearance thus allowing the game to continue at a tempo that can quickly change the area of attack for your team.
In the perfect game the aim would be to never take contact as an attacking player, but as long as defences exist and rugby is a contact game there will always be collisions within the 80 mins of play.
Coaching the collision area has taken many different forms over the past years from “live play” to the use of shields, tackle bags and suits - all have merit but what has been missing is a training aid that can bring about the desired technical training effects of the collision looking specifically at areas that are a weakness within the game: The future game of rugby. Where is it going?
The Collision King - Technical Information
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