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Flick the switch with Matt Dawson
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Matt Dawson tells BBC Sport Academy the secrets of the perfect switch pass

Hi, I'm Matt Dawson and I play rugby for London Wasps, England and the Lions.

Watch my masterclass

If you're having trouble downloading the video, why not check out our slideshow

As a scrum-half, I get my hands on the ball more than any other of the 14 players on my team.

So it's important for me to make the right pass every time I have the ball.

I'm going to show you how to open up a gap in your opponent's defence by using a switch pass.

The change of direction confuses the opposition and creates space for your team-mates to run through.

To see my switch pass masterclass, click on the icon above.


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Matt Dawson factfile
Born: 31 Oct 1972
Birthplace: Birkenhead
Height: 5ft 10in
Weight: 13st 8in

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Matt Dawson
Matt Dawson
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Matt has been part of two Lions tours to South Africa and Australia



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