14. October 2011 · Comments Off on Robinson Crusade Could Turn Murrayfield Into A Lonely Place For England | Autumn Internationals 2010 · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Andy Robinson would chop off equally his arms and try to eat them in return for Scotland beating England tomorrow. He may well not need to have to.

He has more than a fighting opportunity also, even if his team is rock bottom of the Six Nations table on zero points and an assault a lot more constipated than England’s.

Scotland have just lost to Italy, not scored a consider in four of their previous five games and their ace goal kicker Chris Paterson is injured.

They’re staring at the Wood Spoon and, in all likelihood, a humiliating whitewash if they eliminate this a single as they complete up actively playing Ireland at Croke Park.

England’s inability to score tries is properly identified but versus Ireland they showed they cannot stop them either.

So what do they do? Drop Lewis Moody, their ideal participant this year, and yet again dismiss Ben Foden, the 1 guy with the type to make some thing take place.

What is attack coach Brian Smith carrying out? He’s meant to be the still left-discipline thinker on England’s coaching workers.

Left-subject? He’s additional correct than Margaret Thatcher. England do not alter their angles any more in the again line. There’s no operating off the ball, no adjust of course. They will not even do simple switches any far more.

His tactic must be to consider and put on Scotland down for an hour and then ship on Moody, Foden, Ben Youngs and Courtney Lawes to boost the tempo via the roof.


Dilemma is I reckon England will be in a hole by then. I get Scotland, with their remarkable back row, to be ahead soon after an hour.

And history displays Murrayfield right after darkish, with all the enthusiasm Scotland supporters deliver to this fixture, is no spot to be chasing a recreation.

By no means before have I gone into a rugby gaming amongst England and Scotland pondering that Scotland will win. This is the first time.

So how do England go about retaining the smirk off Robbo’s encounter? They can start off by kicking a million occasions greater.

Perform with much more tempo and far more ambition, look soon after the ball and in fact back themselves to defeat individuals. In brief, present some courage.

A single player did that in the last gaming, Jonny Wilkinson. How on earth he arrived in for criticism I just will not know. He was England’s ideal again by a region mile.

Individuals need to have to look either side of him. Riki Flutey went fully missing against Ireland, Danny Treatment was not considerably greater. He takes three measures and passes with his shoulders closed to the opposition so he by no means pulls the fringes in.

I would perform Shontayne Hape at inside of-centre and instruct him to be within 5 metres of Jonny at all occasions.

Jonny would then have a person to draw the concentrate off him, a massive presence to beat individuals, to give a transform of angle and who Jonny can offload to beneath stress.

But England have not completed that. I can only assume Johnno has provided these people a final warning. Deliver now or it can be adios. If he has not he’d much better get a transfer on.

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02. November 2010 · Comments Off on Video Analysis of Rugby Place Kicking · Categories: Jonny Wilkinson · Tags: , , , ,

Great kicking in rugby can make the variation in shut matches. In 1995 Joel Stransky kicked South Africa to the Rugby Union Planet Championships and in 2003 Jonny Wilkinson utilized his kicking boot to drive England to its first Rugby Union World Championships.

In Rugby Union in the earlier, penalty kicks of far more than 50 meters had been seldom, if at any time attempted, but now the likes of Dan Carter and Francois Steyn are often scoring factors with penalty kicks from as far out as 60 meters. The people might be be fitter and stronger now than ever prior to, but they also kick much better and more since they research and improve their method employing video.

Lets take a seem at some video clip of Dan Carter practising his kicks and break it down a bit:

Dan is naturally a left footed kicker, so be aware that he strategies the ball at an angle (about forty five degrees from the goal) from the right . You will recognize that appropriate footed kickers will method at a related angle from the left. The reason for this angled method is to open up the hips and permit the hips and then the legs to swing by means of a bigger arc and as a result create much more electricity for the kick. We have talked about the Kinematic Sequence for the higher entire body prior to when talking about golfing, tennis serves, baseball hitting and hockey slapshots. Kicking calls for the same sequence but of course now we want to speed up the hips, leg and then foot in sequence to kick the ball with power. Carter does not take too many actions before the kick ( three to be specific). Most very good kickers will just take less actions to eradicate the probability of not becoming in precisely the correct situation to consider the kick. If you endeavor to operate up additional there is a likelihood you will get a small or large step along the way and be out of situation for the kick. Dan vegetation his right foot just adjacent (following to the ball). If he placed this standing leg powering the ball it would drive his kicking foot additional below the ball forcing the ball greater in to the air but obtaining much less distance. Alternatively if he overran the ball, inserting his support leg past the ball he would not be ready to swing his leg through and get under the ball adequately to get the distance essential. His hips, leg and foot kick via the ball in sequence. If you pause the video clip you will notice how his hips rotate through towards the goal first and his knee is still left bent powering. The knee then straightens out and brings the foot through the ball towards the target. He keeps his head down over the ball as he kicks. Maintaining your head down searching at the ball ensures that you are well balanced for the kick and that you strike the ball cleanly. Lastly he follows via with his hips and kicking leg. You will require to pause the video just soon after the kick to see this plainly. Notice also that his head stays down via the comply with via, once once more making sure that he maintains his harmony.

In the video clip we can also see that Carter rolls more than his support ankle (right foot) in the course of the follow by means of. This transpires simply because of his angle of tactic towards the ball, which I have proposed permits him to get a greater swing at the ball. Despite the fact that this seems to be risky , the roll is forced by his comply with by way of when most of his bodyweight has been lifted from the help leg. You will see that some kickers look like their help leg is lifting into the air, fairly than rolling, with the power of the stick to through and as their fat is lifted from this leg.

This weekend South Africa takes on New Zealand in a match that could be critical in determining the 2009 Tri-Nations champions. We will see Dan Carter and Francois Steyn in motion and most likely kicking some big objectives. I am initially from South Africa so I will just say it. 
Go Bokke!