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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Keven Mealamu gives some tips for throwing into the lineout

Keven Mealamu gives some tips for throwing into the lineout

From time to time I like to feature a random coaching clip in the hope that a few of you out there will find value in what's being told by the expert at hand. Today this clip features All Blacks hooker, Keven Mealamu.

Mealamu, now 31 years old, is back in the picture again as a shoulder injury to Andrew Hore has meant that he gets his starting jersey back after playing second fiddle to Hore for some time.

After making his debut in 2002, Mealamu has been around the block and amassed an impressive 73 test caps, some of which came as an impact player off the bench over the past two seasons.

He will be taking to the field against the Springboks as first choice hooker this coming weekend though, with the prospect of beating the old enemy bringing a smile to his face. "There would be nothing better especially playing them in Auckland," he said.

Mealamu was able to take time out recently to tutor a few 1st team hookers in the fine art of throwing into the lineout. While a lot of it is about basics, a guy like Mealamu has so much to offer and just by watching this clip, the hookers out there will hopefully pick up one or two valuable tips that will help improve your game.

Once again, the clip is interesting for all, but mainly targeted towards hookers. Over time, coaching clips that target other positions will also be posted.

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