Some players are dynamic when faced with a broken defence and yet thrown by an organised defence. The following tips can help get them into the game.
Rugby drills are the nuts and bolts of the game. Some people object to the word “drill” as it has been used negatively in the past to describe activities where players spend more time in lines than they do practising. But, they are a fundamental part of coaching. So whether you call them drills, activities, sessions, games… this is the most valuable section of the site for you.
The rugby drills in this section will help you coach your players in the core skills of the game. We’ll tell you what to look out for, how to get the ideas over to your players, and we’ll give you games and exercises to really power-up their skills.
Grant Fox, Michael Lynagh and Jonny Wilkinson – great kickers who were vital to their country scooping World Cup victory. So what can we learn from them, to help us kick winning goals?
Here's a great session for developing decision making by the fly half and centres. Use these rugby coaching drills and games to challenge the players to decide quickly on the best pass or line to run in game-related situations.
"Pick and go," the act of a forward scooping up the ball at the back of ruck and attacking the nearest defender, is becoming more common. In return, defences are becoming more sophisticated in dealing with this type of manoeuvre. Use these drills and coaching tips to advance your players' skills.
The following rugby drills aim to improve your players' ability to drive out opponents from the ruck. The objective is to secure quicker, better quality ball for your scrum half.
This is an intensive tackling session that rugby coaches can use to improve a team’s poor defensive performance. The rugby drills involved concentrate on three main types of tackle.
One-on-one, your players may use a change of pace or a sidestep to beat a defender. But when there are two or more attackers facing a similar number of defenders, a more coordinated attacking pattern is needed. Use these rugby coaching tips and plays to build moves that suit your team's strengths.
Keeping the ball alive is one of the principles of rugby and although we may like our teams to pass before contact, the reality is they are frequently going to have to ruck. In the modern game, better teams employ groups of players known as "pods" to work together to support and clear the tackle […]
Most players in the team will have to catch a high ball at some stage, whether from a kick and chase, kick off or drop out restart. If they are not involved in the direct catch, they alternatively may have to support the catcher. So, although it’s primarily aimed at the back three, this rugby […]
Some teams are blessed with quick wingers. However, whether you have quick players or not, you should always make time to work out a defensive system to combat direct attacks from speedy wingers.