Passing Like The Pros

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by USA_Rugby, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. USA_Rugby

    USA_Rugby Guest

    I can get a little spin on the ball, but how can I get as much spin and pro players do when I pass, or at least close to it?

    Any tips?
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  3. peppers07

    peppers07 Guest

    Watch Peter stringer pass the key is to take on hand of the ball as you follow through get into this habbit and soon you will not be able to not spin the ball.
    Never ever move one hand up and one hand down to twist the ball as you throw.That takes all the power out of the ball.
  4. RxTim

    RxTim Guest

    I also see quite a bit of wrist action on the passing hand. I always remember to follow through to get a more accurate pass
  5. melon

    melon Guest

    Just pass it and follow through.

    Don't try and copy any one else's action because the only action that will work best is the one that comes naturally from practicing.
  6. RC

    RC Guest

    Seriously, if there's one man in pro rugby that passes the ball in the worst way possible it's him (After a very close battle with Wilkinson).
  7. peppers07

    peppers07 Guest

    Peter Stringer may be a bad scrum half but he has an unreel pass what you on about
  8. RC

    RC Guest

    Whereas most people pass the ball with the point of the ball aiming at the person receiving the ball, Stringer passes the ball with the point of the ball aiming at the sky.
    It's an incredibly bad pass (as far as technique is concerned).
  9. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    Gotta agree with RC, Stingers pass is worse than mine! If you want to watch one of the best passers in a game, just look at Nicky Robinson of the Cardiff Blues, or my mate Richard.......
  10. danny

    danny Guest

    What about Robert Jones, he had the best pass I have ever seen. Pure quality and a great bloke too!
  11. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    But in the end, as melon suggested, you need to devolpe your own passing style. Don't try and force it, even if it's a long pass. I've still not perfected my left handed passing, it's just so unatural, annoying having to think about!
  12. DC

    DC Guest

    stringers pass is ****.

    watch kelleher's his pass is absolute dynomite.
  13. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    If you can dig up footage, I recommend Graham Bachop for technique.
  14. RxTim

    RxTim Guest

    speaking of passes, anyone remember that crazy reverse pass elissalde did in the RWC semis against england?
  15. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Amen to that! I'll throw in a couple of Hallelujah's too.
  16. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Watching him launch an inch perfect pass to Merhts who would than heave it 50m down the field was a thing of beauty - it was just one fluid movement.

    Unlike the next decade of Marshall.
  17. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    What's wrong with Marshalls pass? Nice and floated so the opposition have time to lineup the receiver. :p
  18. Thingimubob

    Thingimubob Guest

    I can spin it off my right, though it goes a bit dodgy now and then. Can't spin it at all off my left, but noticed that you can do good passes off the left without spinning it. The only game I can think of that really shows this was Leicester v Wasps EDF Semi Final this season, so if you watch a video of the highlights, just look at the way Andy Goode's passing off his left. It's a nice feeling putting someone in for a try with a good pass.
  19. YKNGR

    YKNGR Guest

    You dont really NEED to spin the ball, it just happens, and when your passing the ball to someone up close, example: a pop pass you shouldnt need to spin the pass otherwise its a waste of energy, time, and it also makes it hard to catch.

    Watch the league games, most of their passes are VERY fast, but it doesnt have much spin on them, I believe those passes are the most efficient. Spin passes should be when your passing VERY far away to your backs/wing.

    Anyway, the spins on the balls is something which happens naturally, while practising, its not something you can learn off others. Just keep on practising mate.
  20. DC

    DC Guest

    Heres my advice. I used to not have a great spin off my weak hand either but i had a really good one off my strong hand so what i did was looked at my strong hand pass, and copied the same hand placement and motion to my left side and just practiced tossing the ball up in the air to myself using my weak hand to spin it.
  21. ckuxmann

    ckuxmann Guest

    I agree with DC, but spin isn't the most important thing to use make sure your pass is accurate then you can add the spin.

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