11 Dec, 14:35
This week's club notes come from Carrick-on-Suir, Midleton and Shannon rugby clubs.
His expertise and knowledge was hugely appreciated by domestic game staff, coaches and players alike.
The Scrum Clinic was split into 2 sessions. The first session included nine players aged between 15 and 18 years who are currently involved with the South Munster Regional Development Squad and Munster U18 Squad.
Cron identified each of their individual srummaging techniques and body position, and through a series of trouble shooting tasks offered them expert knowledge and advice.
The second session was more practical based and students from Presentation College Cork and Christian Brothers College Cork offered their services to illustrate the practical elements to the coaches in attendance.
Both packs were shown individual techniques initially and then how to develop the scrum as a unit. Each Functional role was identified and illustrated for the coaches to see. Munster Rugby Scrum Coach Paul McCarthy was also in attendance and offered his professional advice to both players and coaches.
The Scrum Clinic was coordinated by Domestic Game Manager Ultan O Callaghan, Coach Development Officer Keith Murphy and the Domestic Game Dept. Thank you to all who attended.
Further workshops and clinics will follow, details of which will be posted on the Munster Rugby website and sent to clubs and schools.
*Mike Cron recently extended his contract with the NZRU until 2011 and has been coaching since 1982 and been an NZRU resource coach since 2004. As an NZRU resource coach he works with all New Zealand's national teams, including the All Blacks, Junior All Blacks, New Zealand Under 20, Black Ferns and New Zealand Sevens teams. He also works with New Zealand's Super 14 teams, Air New Zealand Cup and Provincial Union academy teams, New Zealand Schools and New Zealand Under 17S, and is a tutor on the NZRU's High Performance coach development courses and the NZRU/Massey University Rugby Coaching Practicum.