EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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

Multiple options backs move

in Attack, Backs moves, Rugby drills

Instead of having lots of different plays, have one play with lots of different options. It makes it simple to practise, remember and easier to execute on match days. Here’s how to set it up… With this play, the defending team has the problem of identifying the strike player. Each attacking player must expect the ball. MORE

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