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The five best sports to learn from by David Clarke
January 14, 2009, 9:15 am
Filed under: Rugby Coaching, Rugby Skills | Tags: , , ,

Rugby is an “invasion game” where players gain ground in order to score points. There is a lot of high level thinking on the specific game to read, watch and listen to. However, similar forms of reserch has gone into other sports and coaches often benefit from a sideways glance or study of these games.

Here are my top five sports to learn from.

1. Rugby League

It is no coincidence that there is a good cross fertilization of ideas between the two codes. The more enlightened coaches have not become slaves to League theories on defence and kicking, but have used elements to enhance their coaching.

Learning from rugby league

Rugby League is good for:

  • Footwork
  • Handling
  • Tackling
  • Tackle systems
  • Kicking
  • Fitness
  • Communication
  • Broken play patterns

Some good sites to visit are:

rlcm coaching

Tomorrow I am going to look at the benefits of netball.


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