Author: Murray Harley

Murray Harley is a retired Army officer who has played and coached all over Australia and represented Army, Services, QLD Country, ACT Kookaburra and ACT Brumbies as well as coaching Australian Services and Universities.

We all know that Rugby Union is a popular football code played in Australia and internationally, at all levels and that Rugby is also contact sport with players requiring strength, speed, agility and ball handling and kicking skills. Rugby Union has always been characterised by the notion that it is a game for all shapes and sizes.  Uniquely, each position requires a different set of physical and technical attributes and it is this diversity which makes the game so accessible to all. The scrum (used to re-start play) must consist of eight players from each team and in terms of…

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