EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Rugby drill for jackknife control of the ball

in Contact

The "jackknife" is a method of presenting the ball when tackled. It involves a fast, dynamic movement designed to get the ball back towards your own team and away from the defenders. The following rugby drill illustrates the move. MORE

Two v one continuous rugby drill

in Attack

One of the staple drills for many rugby coaches is the "round-the-corner" drill, where two attackers run back to a cone each, turn and attack into a box as a defender runs in the opposite direction before turning to defend. But a more effective rugby drill is suggested here to get attackers and defenders working on decision-making skills. MORE

Rugby drill to coach hit and spin technique

in Attack

Attack rugby is about attacking the space. However, in close-quarter situations it is not always possible to find space. Instead, attacking players need to make themselves hard to tackle and ensure they can keep the ball alive. Coach the following rugby drill to teach hit and spin skills. MORE

Front on rugby tackling drills

in Tackling

Tackling for younger and inexperienced players mainly consists of front on tackles, which is the focus of the following rugby drills and coaching tips. This is a particularly good way to build confidence in your players, as it encourages the tackler to use the ball carrier's own momentum to bring them to the ground. MORE

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