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The day after Eddie Jones had sat in one of Twickenham’s few largely unadorned rooms Henrik Borgstrom Womens Jersey and reflected on how he would like to see training grounds for age-group rugby turned into skilling fields, he was over the road at the Stoop watching two players turn back Flames Jersey time Flames Authentic Jersey as Panthers Jersey they Panthers Authentic Jersey looked to unpick the defence’s lock rather than stick a shoulder to the door.Jones saw his England outside-half George Ford operate in tandem with his inside-centre, the Australian Matt Toomua, Leicester’s marquee player who missed most of last season with a knee injury he sustained in his second appearance for the club. It was Ford’s sharp pass to Greg Bateman that fooled defenders which put the prop in from 30 metres and it was Toomua’s long, directed pass to Jonny May that allowed the wing to exploit his pace advantage over his England squad colleague Marland Yarde.
They were simple, highly effective plays in what has become a typically open game in the Premiership but the overall effect in increased ball-in-play time and the more expansive play of teams is to highlight skill levels that all too often do not flicker above the ordinary. Skill does not yet match will was the theme of Jones’s media session at the end of last week as he reflected on a swift impact of professionalism that has endured.The improvement in defensive skills, a legacy of the widespread recruitment of coaches from rugby league, has not been matched in attack, except in New Zealand where this decade players coming through the age-groups have been coached in basic skills before they bulk up in the gym or get involved in set-piece http://www.officialpanthersonlinestore.com/Jakub_Kindl_Jersey sessions. The benefits of that were highlighted in the early weeks of the Lions tour in the summer when many of the home teams were able to pass their way out of trouble while the Lions blew try-scoring opportunities by careless or clumsy passing and poor lines of running.
It had, said Jones, nothing to do with talent and everything to do with the time, or lack of it outside New Zealand, spent on injecting young players with creative skill. “New Zealand have sacrificed winning the junior world championship over a period of time because they don’t coach the set-piece,” he said. “They say individual skills are more important because we can pick up the set-piece when they are 21. So they go into Authentic Brandon Bollig Womens Jersey those World Cups under-prepared in scrum and line-out, and when you are less organised you have less chance of winning.”As Jones was watching Ford and Toomua’s burgeoning partnership take another step towards mutual understanding, he also had an eye on Marcus Smith, the 18-year-old Harlequins outside-half who the previous day had been named in the squad for England’s training camp in Oxford this week. Smith had a different player to Toomua outside him, Wales’s Jamie Roberts, who after stints on the wing and at full-back established himself as a 12 on the Lions tour to South Africa in 2009.
Roberts, bigger than most second rows were when Jones started playing, found himself used principally as a gainline breaker, head down and charge, and found himself dropped to the bench by Wales last season, and overlooked by the Lions, because they were looking for a different type of 12. It was not that he lacked natural aptitude: it had never been exploited at a time when risk-taking was frowned on and it was too late http://www.officialflamesauthentic.com/Brian_Elliott_Jersey to start.Toomua is the typical second-five New Zealand, especially, and Australia produced in abundance over the decades. It was 40 years ago when Carwyn James warned of the dangers of what he called crash-ball centres, players who were being encouraged to feel rather than think. “The boring, unthinking coach continually preaches about mistakes,” he once said. “The creative coach invites his players to make mistakes. This new midfield ‘crash-ball’ is a disaster - hunks of manhood with madness in their eyes, battering-ram bulldozers happy to be picked off on the gain-line by just-as-large hunks from the opposing side. For what? Just to do it all over again.”


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