Breakdown Ready - a guide to safe and effective breakdowns

Player welfare is World Rugby’s number one priority. We continually work to ensure our stakeholders can access high quality, up to date training and education opportunities supported by a wide range of resources to help them to make our game safer and better. With approximately 150-180 breakdowns per game, it is vital to ensure that all players (and coaches) can perform (and coach) both the attacking and defensive breakdown effectively. The Breakdown Ready programme provides an in-depth framework for both attack and defence, each with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

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