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Major Oak Scrum Coaching

Major Oak Scrum Coaching has been exclusively designed by ex Newport Gwent Dragons Prop, Nigel Hall.

Nigel grew up in New Zealand and was schooled in the art of scrummaging by current All Blacks scrum coach, Mike Cron.

When Nigel arrived in England, he was amazed to see that there was no specialist scrum coaching delivered in schools or at amateur clubs.  Indeed, even some professional clubs did not have a specialist amongst their coaching team. 

After retiring due to injury in October 2011, Nigel teamed up with Major Oak Rugby Coaching to develop Major Oak Scrum Coaching.

Available to schools and clubs of all levels, Major Oak Scrum Coaching is uniquely tailored to each client’s individual needs.  We can tailor a program to suit your needs, including: 

  • Rugby playing schools who want to ensure your young players learn the fundamental scrummaging skills in a safety focussed environment.
  • Amateur Clubs who would benefit from a specialist forward & scrum coach without a full time wage on their pay roll.
  • Professional Clubs who require a specialist scrum coach on a consultancy basis, who has experience of and access to analysis software.

Packages can be tailored to fit your needs.  We can deliver one off or regular sessions.

Not have a scrum machine?  No problem, we will bring ours!

Contact us now to arrange a no obligation meeting to discuss how Major Oak Scrum Coaching can benefit your club or school.


Major Oak Scrum Coaching delivers cost effective and specialist insight into the dark arts of scrummaging. They provide a comprehensive service which will improve understanding, technique and mainly safety around all areas of the scrum. The coaches include past and current professional players that deliver a hands on approach to the scrum which is so important to the modern day game.

Paul Doran-Jones, Northampton Saints & England

You cannot underestimate the importance of a strong and safe scrum at any level of Rugby and that’s why Major Oak Scrum Coaching is such a valuable service to clubs and schools at all levels.  Whether it be coaching the fundamental safety skills to juniors, or developing a dominant pack for your first XV, Major Oak Scrum Coaching’s knowledge and experience is second to none.

Dan Lydiate, Newport Gwent Dragons & Wales.