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The Principles of Defence in Rugby Union with Mike Ford

Our members can now access the full recording of Mike Ford's webinar on the Principles of Defence in Rugby Union in the Tactical Analysis section of our Members' Area. Mike delivered an insightful, informative and clear presentation on coaching defence in rugby union and shared his considerable experience of coaching defence at international and Premiership club level. Mike posed lots of questions and gave lots of detail, but he also emphasised clarity and simplicity in his message. He challenged coaches to think about how they would start coaching defence and then after the discussion he shared his checklist. Some great learning moments and stats shared - paddling in defence, 37 call, 95% of tackles missed are due to poor feet not poor effort and his defensive philosophy? Go and get the football back!