EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Scrambling: rear tackling

in Defence, Rugby drills

Most tackles from behind are from an angle. Use this session to develop the skills to make realistic tackles as players “scramble” back and chase a ball carrier. A rear tackle is a recovery tackle by a player who’s chasing. MORE

Mission impossible

in Small-sided games

Set challenges where an under-powered attack has to break down the defence. Break off into smaller groups to isolate the skills before returning to a conditioned game. MORE

Box it under pressure: game tester

in Kicking & Catching

Clear your lines from a ruck or scrum by the side of the pitch with a contestable kick for your winger to chase. Also good from a quick turnover and an excellent tactic on rainy days to return the pressure. When a 9 kicks from the back of ruck or scrum into the space behind the opposition, it’s called a box kick. It’s normally contestable by the chasers, so needs height. Plus, the 9 needs the correct foot work so he isn’t blocked. MORE

Counter attack training

in Kicking & Catching

Work on the counter-attacking options from kicks with your back three (two wingers and full back) for 10 minutes each session. Aim to move the ball away from trouble, with passing, running or kicks. MORE

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