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In Topic: Dr K to buy Newcastle Knights?

17 July 2014 - 09:11 AM

not much comes out about the Dr that isnt directly from him or his organisation, so reckon he must be reasonably serious. Though it could just be more of his hype/PR machine doing what its done since he became involved in RL  in the UK.


Would certainly make things even more interesting in RL!.. maybe his missus can buy another NRL team!

In Topic: Gareth Hock

15 July 2014 - 12:10 PM

would be good to see his reaction after bumping the ref.. to see whether he was quick to help him up or anything.. From that vine, which admittedly isn't great quality, it looks like he could have made much more of an effort to move out the way. 


Another wonderfully gifted player with absolutely no brains whatsoever.

In Topic: Coaching communication tips please

14 July 2014 - 08:03 PM

Yep agree with above. Get them tackling low first. Will give them confidence also when they realise they won't get hurt making tackles.

Going high at this age will just lead to them getting brushed off by the ball carrier.

In Topic: Coaching communication tips please

14 July 2014 - 03:40 PM

Another good way to improve comms is when making their tackles.. first man in goes high to wrap up the ball, second man in comes in to lock up/secure the tackle, then drops/slides down the players body and pulls the legs together to get him onto the floor, also known as 'lock and chop'. Players will HAVE to communicate to get this done properly. Once the player is grounded, the player around the legs controls the ruck by getting up first and communicating to his team mate when to get up. They both finish standing one behind the other in the marker position, ready for the play the ball.


have just remembered your lads are 10 years old!.. getting ahead of myself a bit with the lock and chop..

In Topic: Coaching communication tips please

14 July 2014 - 01:47 PM

players in the defensive line need to number up and nominate who they are looking to tackle.. so pointing at the person and shouting his name or a point of reference about him is the usual way, for instance "I've got bob.." also players need to communicate to their inside and outside defenders if theres an over lap developing, usually come left/come right for calling the inside defenders  over, or push right/push left for pushing defenders out.


Sure theres others on here who can offer a better insight as i don't consider myself a coach or anything! 


hope that helps a little!