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Actual Real Analysis... Unbelievable!!! (6 Nations)

Postby LENSTA » January 31st, 2019, 5:19 pm

We rarely, if ever, get actual real rugby analysis. This video from The 1014 Rugby on youtube is very good. It standouts against the usual fare we are served up which is mostly vague cliches and platitudes. Subscribe if you like this. It will encourage them to continue with this type of technical analysis of modern rugby.


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Re: Actual Real Analysis... Unbelievable!!! (6 Nations)

Postby Ruckedtobits » January 31st, 2019, 9:39 pm

They did ok, considering they were banned from showing any actual continuous footage. However, I consider their analysis is flawed and simplistic, notably looking at Irish defensive alignment in the Barrett incident where they cite the Kearney "intercept" read as being inspirational. The reality was that Ireland had 4 defenders in picture against two attackers and that was the key defensive aspect.
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Re: Actual Real Analysis... Unbelievable!!! (6 Nations)

Postby Logorrhea » February 1st, 2019, 12:28 am

Still, compare that to Tindall on the joe.co.uk broadcast. He talked about the strength of Irish leaders such as Murray and Sexton and ……….eh ……………eh...…….. eh. He literally couldn't think of another name :) it needed Haskell to prompt him with Bests name to keep him going.
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Re: Actual Real Analysis... Unbelievable!!! (6 Nations)

Postby LENSTA » February 1st, 2019, 12:44 pm

Dupe post.
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Re: Actual Real Analysis... Unbelievable!!! (6 Nations)

Postby LENSTA » February 1st, 2019, 12:50 pm

People might disagree with individual points they make, which is fine. But the comparison between this analysis and the usual fare is stark in my opinion.

Usually we get high level strategic detail only, e.g. Ireland analysis might say, we play a possession game and kick quite a bit, in our own half especially, with an aggressive defence. Until I encountered this video I have never seen a break down of the tactics used to achieve a team's strategy.

As an example, from the video analysis, the possession tactics for both sides can be summed up as follows:

-Ireland employ a 3-1-3 pod structure with Sexton standing immediately behind the first pod; Ireland generally like to set their pods up between the 15 yard lines.
-England use a 3-2-2 pod structure with Farrell standing between the first and second pod; England play a wider game than Ireland placing the last pod in the 5 yard line area.

If you asked all the fans attending the match on Sat, what types of pod structure would either team be using in possession, how many of them would know? Half would probably say "what's a pod structure?".

It is approaching 20 yrs since I played rugby so the intricacies of modern rugby are not obvious to me. Therefore videos such as this give a level of detail, I actually crave, and will make the game on Sat more interesting to me. Perhaps such detail is obvious to current players or coaches, to the average fan, which is what I am now, they aren't.

*fixed spelling error
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Re: Actual Real Analysis... Unbelievable!!! (6 Nations)

Postby FLIP » February 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm

I'm more of a sqidge rugby fan myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkulltA94Bs
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Re: Actual Real Analysis... Unbelievable!!! (6 Nations)

Postby LENSTA » February 1st, 2019, 12:54 pm

FLIP wrote:I'm more of a sqidge rugby fan myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkulltA94Bs



I watch his stuff too, it is very good. Very funny as well.
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Re: Actual Real Analysis... Unbelievable!!! (6 Nations)

Postby Oldschoolsocks » February 1st, 2019, 10:42 pm

LENSTA wrote:
FLIP wrote:I'm more of a sqidge rugby fan myself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkulltA94Bs



I watch his stuff too, it is very good. Very funny as well.


As weird and icky as it sounds - Squidge rocks!!!
I just wanted to see Gordon D'Arcy get a 'back, sack and crack wax'
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