Re: scrummaging


I condition my front row forwards much the same as most of the other front five players. Working along the main principles that you mentioned: heavy squatting, deadlifting-emphasis on posterior chain development. They also supplement this with a good neck programme. In terms of breathing in a specific way-i dont do this. Probably they best training they can do is scrummaging practice. Once I make them strong I leave skill development to the experts-rugby coaches.