So much of rugby gym work focuses on simply accelerating and creating power.
For any athlete in the real world, it is equally important to learn how to absorb that power and transfer it into a new direction. Use the drill above in your training and increase the difficulty ONLY when you have perfected the landing mechanics.
Do this and watch your speed on the pitch increase!
Will you give this a go, or have you done something like this before? Let us know in the comments!