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Matt Dawson throws the dummy
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Matt Dawson spills the secrets of the perfect loop pass

Hi, I'm Matt Dawson and I'm scrum-half for new world champions England.

I'm going to show you a way of unlocking a tight defence, this time by using the dummy pass.

Watch my masterclass

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

There's no better feeling in rugby than selling a dummy to a defender, leaving them reeling in your wake.

The dummy's a pretend pass, you've got to fool the opposition as if you're going to make the pass to a team-mate.

Use your head, hands and hips to confuse the defender and then accelerate into the space you've created.

But don't do it all the time, the opposition will suss you out before you know it.

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



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

STAR TIP::

Matt Dawson
Matt Dawson
England scrum-half

Throw your hands, throw your hips and hopefully there'll be a hole for you


Did you know?
Matt scored an outrageous try, fooling the South African defence with an overhead dummy with 10 minutes to go to win the Lions the first Test in Cape Town 25-16 in 1997



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