So first off, hello. I've been away plotting. Second, give yourselves a big round of applause. While away whipping my sad batch of bitches into some type of shape in order to lay conquest to my division of college rugby, the advice and information this board has provided me have been invaluable. Thank you very much. However, while swept up in my obsession of "the game they play in heaven," I have also become obsessed with power: brutal hits and blinding speed. Though it may surprise you, a 475 deadlift and 375 squat makes you one of the stronger athletes on a rugby pitch at the American collegiate level. Please note I'm not claiming I'm strong, it's just a fact. And while that's true, sometimes the little assholes can juke me, or they start from far away and pick up momentum before I have to tackle them, or I have to chase them down to do it first. As competition rises, the opportunities to grab ahold of some jabrony and hoist him screaming into the air starts to dwindle. Thus, I become fascinated with a lightning fast first step, a swift 40yard time, a fast 100meter time, and the ability to accelerate my body angrily from 20 feet out into a sternum. I have begun working olympic lifts into my sessions, but ugly snatching my bodyweight isn't enough. I want to be a missile. So my questions are these: Has anyone worked with olympic lifts specifically to improve off-the-line and sustained quickness? If so, what were the most effective ways you did this? Who has experience with using explosive weight training not just to improve slams from no distance, but to build momentous, rib-breaking tackles? I know the standard o-lifts and why they work. I'm looking for experience, nuance, and application here. Fix me.