25.02.2008 в 13:47 #52738
Sorry this post is in English, I will have it translated soon (if anyone would like to help!!) and post it on the main forum.
Want know what it is like to be in a scrum? Just go here and have a look around!!!
For the newcomers (I hope the more experienced players try this and get it right!!!) here are the field positions for our glorious game, try this out:
So to begin, for all those newcomers and even for the more experienced players, where do you think you fit on the rugby field?
When you want to create a high performance rugby team you need to look at the team assets and individual strengths of players. Putting together the optimum position for the players is one of the great teambuilding activities of the coach and his players. And so you need to judge yourself and aim for a specific position in the team which best suits your ability.
Over the next few days I shall post various positions on the forum, instructional and with some light humour thrown in.
CLAIM your position now and put your name forward, you can of course recommend somebody else for a position (and a reason why, serious or comical).
Don’t be shy, names, we need names!25.02.2008 в 13:49 #82662
No.9 Scrum Half
A scrum half is normally relatively small and agile with a high level of fitness. He must have a good degree of vision and awareness. The ability to react to situations very quickly, good handling skills as well as the ability to spin the ball off both hands. Needs to command the speed of the game and use tactical knowledge.
Bits n Bobs;
Needs to help the ref with some of his decisions with gentle advice, always helps if he can charm the girls, it will work on refs!!!
Standing up to the pack leader with no fear in his eyes and telling him his pack are too fat and slow and must get to breakdowns quicker.
Are you this man?25.02.2008 в 13:51 #82663
This position is one of the most influential on the pitch. The fly-half makes key tactical decisions during a game — whether to kick for space or tactical advantage, ideal fly-half should be a fast and deceptive runner, be able to make decisions quickly, direct the backline on defense and attack, have excellent kicking and handling skills and the ability to cope under pressure. Strong leadership skills are crucial for this position, as well as strong defensive skills.
Bits n Bobs;
Must always have is name mentioned in the match report or newspaper with a photo of his best side.
Kit always needs to be ironed professionally and hair fashionable cut.
Needs the ability to blame others when things go badly wrong and have a book with suitable excuses, i.e. the ball was not too far in front of you, you were too slow/I ran in the wrong direction to confuse the other team etc.
Are you this player?25.02.2008 в 14:17 #82661
No. 12 Inside Centre
He must be the ‘rock’. He leads the defensive pattern. A player who should not hesitate to ‘take the ball on’ when things get tough. We used the phrase «Crash-ball Center». He needs the ability to send the long wipers kick to the open side, chip kick to turn the defense, pass well and have the pace and acceleration to get back into play (support) after every move.
Big tackles are the name of the game and this is where the no. 12 is at his best. Needs to be very vocal keeping his backs in order and disciplined, pressurizing the opposing team.
Bits n Bobs;
Has to have a mean angry face look at all times. Using a vicious sense of humour to drag the opposition down with comments like; my sister punches harder than you, your fullback reminds me of Coco the clown, and the good old ‘I let you past me the first time, next time I will break your fcuking legs.’
Also needs good medical insurance as will always be subject to a battering and a kick in…
Are you this player?26.02.2008 в 13:13 #82656
Little is known about this most important position on the park. What is for sure to fulfil this role you must be able to stand for long periods in all weather including freezing temperatures and driving rain.
To encourage your team you must be able to scream loudly and cheer at only the appropriate times. Taking part in after game drinking with the team you must give the impression you are able to drink the same large amounts of alcohol as rugby players but be very wary this can lead to embarrassing moments.
Do not cheer mistakenly when the other team scores.
Girls; do not shout “that was my boyfriend you just punched “(he will only get punched again).
With the exception of lady rugby players do not try and tell the ref how the game should be played.
Male supporters please tell the ref how the game is played.
Lastly and most important Never marry a rugby player.
Are you a Forum RFC supporter?27.02.2008 в 23:19 #82659
One of the most underated positions on the park. Needs to combine very good catching skills with long accurate kicks and penetrating runs from deep. From this position the whole game of play can be read and should offer this valuable knowledge and information to the captain. The need to cover ground with speed in either defence or attack is essential so must be one of the quickest men in the team.
At fullback any errors are highlighted and often singled out so you will need plenty of self belief !!
Bit n Bobs
Nerves of steel are the name of the game at fullback, you must ignore all the taunts from the sidelines when the ball ricochets around your hands as you drop that high ball and someone shouts «can he juggle with oranges for his next trick»
Then there is the last gasp ‘one on one’, as the attacker side steps you to score the winning try and your team mates stare at you with disbelief.
Please can someone be this player07.03.2008 в 11:49 #82660
Locks form part of the “tight five” (1 Loosehead Prop, 2 Hooker , 3 Tighthead Prop, 4 Lock, 5 Lock) and are commonly known as the engine room for scrums. The power, the stability comes from the lock’s position in the scrum. But it does not end there of course, ball carrying skills, speed around the park to the breakdowns, supporting play and lineout skills all form part of a locks credentials. Tall, physically fit and aggressive are the physique of this position.
Coaching of the tight five positions is a specialist subject and due to the physical dangers of injuries needs to be treated correctly. The best way to learn is from experienced players who have learned the trade the hard way.
Bits n Bobs;
Inside the hidden vaults of the scrum many things go unseen, the twisting of nipples, biting, farting, the eating of raw garlic before the match and then breathing on your opponent. For most of you it will always remain a secret area and God bless us for that pleasure, for the few who sell their soul to the devil we thank you.
If you are tall and strong you will be this player
And in case you missed it, inside the scrum again;
http://www.panoramas.dk/fullscreen6/f26-rugby.html11.03.2008 в 16:22 #8265711.03.2008 в 19:12 #82658
Nick, what about the ignorant public?
‘Rugby?’ — Yes I know, something to deal with horses!..’
Can we find a position for such a people?20.03.2008 в 14:22 #82667
Side Step: A manouvre whereby the attacking player attempts to avoid a defender my means of a brief horizontal, rather than lateral movement across the field of play. The side step has recently been adopted by some defending players as a means of avoiding serious injury when faced with the sight of a 16 stone dreadlocked Samoan running towards them.20.03.2008 в 15:29 #82664
Side Step: A manouvre whereby the attacking player attempts to avoid a defender my means of a brief horizontal, rather than lateral movement across the field of play. The side step has recently been adopted by some defending players as a means of avoiding serious injury when faced with the sight of a 16 stone dreadlocked Samoan running towards them.
My favourite;Ruck (2): Accidental stepping on an opponent lying in an offside position. 😈21.03.2008 в 10:48 #82665
Maybe another slightly underrated position on the park. Needs to very accurate with tackles as the opposition spreads the ball out wide, drifting or pushing attacking players back inside.
In attacking moves you must use your brain as well as your ability to go past your first man and break their defense with bursting runs. Agility,strength and speed will keep you supporting the inside-centre,wings, fullback and fly-half in attacking play!!
Bits n Bobs:
It can seem lonely at times when the forwards fail to give out ball and you spend the match screaming for more chances so take a small compact book with you to read whenever there is a scrum or rolling maul. When you do get the ball celebrate by doing a merry dance before setting off sidestepping through 15 players including your own to score with the famous Cohen style flying leap over the try line.
Are you an outside-centre22.03.2008 в 13:36 #8266623.03.2008 в 11:08 #82668
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