New to the forwards... Advice needed! :D

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by MickMack3, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. MickMack3

    MickMack3 Guest

    I last played rugby union at school (about 15 years ago!!). I had not discovered the joys of alcohol back then, and was therefore a bit more fitter than i am today!

    A couple of weeks ago I was roped into helping out a team a couple of mates play for, playing as flanker and really enjoyed it. HOWEVER...........i really didn't have much of a clue how to play with the forwards!! If anyone has any advice they could give me then that would be much appreciated!!

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  3. paella

    paella Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MickMack3 @ Mar 14 2010, 10:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Watch your favorite team play and watch what the flankers do then. Then do that in a game :D
  4. MickMack3

    MickMack3 Guest

  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

  6. rugby214

    rugby214 Junior Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    as a flanker you want to be quick to rucks and good at turning over ball :)
  7. bathrugby

    bathrugby Junior Member

    Apr 16, 2010
    as a backrower make sure your always in support and make your tackles - help out your 10.
  8. King_D'Arcy

    King_D'Arcy Senior Member

    Feb 26, 2007
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    Don't be a ruck watcher! But if a ruck is already formed without you be there ready to hit the next one. Don't try and hit every ruck cause you'll die of a heart attack. Don't try to get your hands on the ball too much. Be there to defend and clear rucks. If you do get your hands on the ball thats fine and do what you can with it but don't go out of your way to get it.
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