#1-Gareth Edwards: This is the greatest solo try every scored, it was scored a very long time ago but it brings two points to light. The first is that although you might not be the biggest person on the pitch, you can have a HUGE impact on the game.Gareth Edwards is regarded by many people as the greatest rugby player that ever lived...ever. He was also about as tall as most of our team, he was a whole 5'04", but had an incredible drive to succeed.
#2-Barbarians Try: This is the greatest team try ever scored...ever. I'll take a page out of Coach Katie's book. She mentioned that DSHA has been running the same drills for years, because they obviously have lead to a huge amount of success. Our drills are simple, but as in all sports, it is the ability to perform the fundamentals well that lead to success. You will notice during this try, there are no fancy passes, some brillant sidesteps, but in the end, the try is made by simple passing in conjunction with constant support of the ball carrier. And yes...Gareth Edwards scores this one too!
#3-Hitting and driving in the ruck: This video is actually about a gentleman by the name of Bill McLaren. In a nutshell, he was the voice of rugby for years. Staying on point, there is a short section of this video that shows school boys practicing. Please pause the video at the 00:57 point and play it until the 1:00 mark. It shows the perfect driving position for a ruck, what we have been talking about during practice. Low position, powerstep (although he doesn't take that big of one...but hey...he's a kid), keeping straight while in contact, along with hitting and driving.