Bedford Blues stars run Wisbech rugby training session

Wisbech players take on the scrumagging machine. Wisbech players take on the scrumagging machine.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
12:03 PM

Two professional rugby players put Wisbech’s first and second team squads through their paces at a special training session.

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Bedford Blues players scrum-half Darryl Veenendaal, whose father Leonard is club coach, and front row forward Nico Steenkamp took the training session focusing on the weekends matches.

They started off with a video analysis session then the players where then put through their match day game plan with a high tempo skills drills before splitting for specialist scrummaging and backs skills coaching.

Second team captain Olly Mackett said: “It was incredibly useful to have coaching from players who have played at a very high level. “With the pointers and direction from the Bedford Blues players we have improved our scrummaging technique.

“This will transfer into our game day scrummaging and we will use the scrum as a weapon against our opposition.”

Coach Leonard Veenendaal said: “You could see the players level increase working with professional players.

“The video analysis session was at a different level to anything we have done and the players were keen to put into practice what was discussed on the pitch.

“Hopefully we will have some Bedford players back at another training session in the new year.”

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