SMP 75: Scrums, Scraps And The Rugby World Cup

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Last year Seb entered a strong man competition, and he enjoyed it so much that he is doing two more strong man competitions in May. For the rest of the year, Seb wants to do a powerlifting competition and start doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu again. Seb has also challenged Josh to compete in an event. Josh likes running, so we need ideas on what would be an event for Josh to compete in. Please send us your suggestions. We would like suggestions like obstacle races or something like that. The more bizarre the better.

Today we get to talk about the beautiful sport of rugby. Our guest is Peter Bracken of The Scrum Doctor. Peter is a scrum coach and helps players with scrum analysis. Peter was a world class rugby player, he played Tighthead Prop for Munster, Connacht, Wasps, Bristol, Harlequins, Newport Gwent Dragons, and l’USC Carcassonne. Now he is a Professional Rugby Scrum Coach and an IRFU Elite Scrum Coach. He was also the coach to the 6 nations grand slam winning women’s team of Ireland in 2013, and the coach of the 2014 world cup 4th place women’s team.

Peter has played rugby from a young age, and he was fortunate to play 10 years of professional rugby. In his career, he discovered that different teams have different scrum techniques. He has picked up a lot of scrum knowledge, and now he is sharing his knowledge to the youth and future rugby players of the world. Peter has world class scrummaging knowledge. The scrum is the most technical area of rugby, and having an individual coach is very important for a team’s safety and success.

Today’s topics include:

  • Rugby has been called the most dangerous team sport in the world
  • How sport can help unite people even in South Africa
  • Should there be more teams and a longer rugby season
  • 16 men smashing their heads with fist and knees everywhere
  • A scrum happens about 30 times per match
  • When people think of rugby they think of the scrum
  • The teams lockup and try to push the opposition as a unit
  • The importance of technique and little changes make a huge difference
  • The biggest scrum error that teams are making

Links and resources:

The Scrum Doctor

Peter Bracken LinkedIn

The Scrum Doctor Facebook

Twitter @TheScrumDoctor

Peter has a lot of videos on his site and is more than willing to share his knowledge, but there might be times when you need an expert to personally analyse your scrum or your oppositions scrum.

Peter has a lot of videos on his site and is more than willing to share his knowledge, but there might be times when you need an expert to personally analyse your scrum or your oppositions scrum.

Quotes:

“You can’t go half into a scrum or be half committed” Peter

“You have to be big enough, strong enough, and fit enough” Peter

“The team with the better technique will win” Peter

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