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Bledisloe II @ Eden Park

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Dctarget, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. RedsHappy Geoff Shaw (53)

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    = NZRU's deep investment in mental skills coaching for their elite layers = Gilbert Enoka leading that program as previous mental skills coach of the ABs for many years (and if one studies what he's been doing in this area over the last decade, it's very innovative and strategically smart).

    See, for example: https://www.gameplan-a.com/2017/03/make-mental-strength-your-strongest-skill/

    There has been no such broad program or dedicated Wallaby AC within the Australian elite setup.

    To me it was more or less obvious from CLL's first wayward kick-off at EP and then the Wallabies panicky-vibe attack on the AB's line when right on it in the first 20 minutes, their worst problem was their own addled mindset and occasion/pressure- driven anxiety. Mental anxiety in big games is the pernicious enemy of task-focussed concentration; if not managed properly, it can and will lose games on its own.
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