Here’s the video for part 2 of our scrum analysis. I’ve included scrums showing both tighthead and loosehead sides. I’ve also added some still frames and slow motion footage at relevant points and posed some questions.
Sure, there are what I consider to be are refereeing errors and illegal tactics but that’s part and parcel of rugby. We’re more interested in hearing what tricks there are to counter these tactics.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to imagine Robbie calls you in to tutor whichever young blokes he’s going to throw in to the lions den this week. You can’t just tell them it’s the referees fault. Robbie called you because you’re a scrum doctor – you know secrets to overcome those wily old Englishmen. Well if you don’t, Robbie’s going to give us the sack, because I don’t!!!
To make it a little easier to watch I’ve included some footage of the two Bens’, Moore and TPN at work last year. What can the young blokes learn from them? No, we can’t just wait for them to return! No we can’t change Robbie’s selections! We have to deal with the players Robbie’s picked, so what’s your plan for how the young blokes can survive this weekend?
Hopefully this message didn’t self destruct before you got to share your knowledge of the dark arts with us.