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Skills Coach?
Scrummy (IP Logged)
12 June, 2018 09:26
Given what Chris Boyd said about skill levels not being good enough to play a Southern Hemisphere type game, I was thinking that we are missing a skills coach from the new set up.

Re: Skills Coach?
twsaint (IP Logged)
12 June, 2018 09:31
I'm sure Boydy has things covered.

Re: Skills Coach?
St.Sinner (IP Logged)
12 June, 2018 09:36
Maybe Vesty was considered enough , or Boyd might be taking that part up himself? Donít know what his expertise in coaching is. I think a lack of funds from paying previous coaches off has had an impact on how big a back room staff Boyd could have. Improving Basic skills is definitely a easy work on for us to make improvements as a team though so it must be being addressed.

A few hours of pass, catch, pass, catch, pass... might drill the message home haha!!!

Re: Skills Coach?
Wilson Pickett (IP Logged)
12 June, 2018 09:51
Boyd and Vesty cover that, Boyd was a 10/centre

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Flapjack (IP Logged)
12 June, 2018 09:51
Falls under Mr Vesty's remit.

Re: Skills Coach?
tedge (IP Logged)
12 June, 2018 15:23
What I inferred from Boyd's comments was that there is no prospect of NH brought up players matching the skills of, especially NZ players, who have the game ingrained in them from a very early age. All the evidence of watching Saints for a lifetime suggests to me that he is probably right. That of course does not mean he will not maximise the talent available - I am sure he will.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2018 17:23 by tedge.

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Re: Skills Coach?
Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
12 June, 2018 17:10
I would imagine that skills will become a big part of the academy coaching going forwards.

Hopefully Boyd will be around long enough to reap the benefits

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2018 17:10 by Saint Stokey.

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