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Six Principles of the ScrumBasic

Players must understand that by working through the six-principles, they are ensuring they have correct, safe body shape when scrummaging
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Front Row BindsIntermediate

Players must understand the dynamics associated with binding of the front row and the importance of maintaining the six-principles.

Engagement 1 - StaticBasic

Players focus on maintaining body shape and the six principles through pre/in/after engagement.
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Engagement 2 - DynamicBasic

Players focus on the six principles are maintained to ensure weight transfer during a scrum.
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1v1 Front Row - DynamicIntermediate

Players work in a 1 v 1 formation to develop their ability to maintain the six principles through force.
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2v1 Front Row - DynamicIntermediate

Players work in a 2 v 1 formation to develop their ability to maintain the six principles through force.
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3v3 Front Row - DynamicIntermediate

Players work in a 3 v 3 formation to develop their ability to maintain the six principles through force.
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Testing 1 - Squat TestBasic

The squat test is a good indicator of player ankle flexion, hamstring mobility and hip range of movement for those who play in the scrum and need to hold shape for a period of time.
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Testing 2 - Reverse BenchBasic

The reverse bench test is a good indicator of neck strength which is a non-negotiable for any player wishing to play in the front row.
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Testing 3 - Bridge - PlankBasic

The bridge/plank test focuses on the core stability of a player. This test is appropriate for any player but importantly those who play in the scrum.
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Testing 4 - Scrum ShapeBasic

The scrum shape test at 60cm height demonstrates competency of the six principles for a 10 second period. This is the minimum standard for those wishing to play in the front row.
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