EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Law trials 2022: 9 at the scrum

in Refereeing, Rugby coaching

Ian Diddams reviews the possible consequences of the current law trials being looked at in the Queensland Challenger series. In this third article, he focuses on the consequences of the defending 9 having to stay at the scrum tunnel. MORE

Law trials 2022: Time!

in Refereeing, Rugby coaching

Ian Diddams reviews the possible consequences of the current law trials being looked at in the Queensland Challenger series. In this article, he focuses on the experiments around speeding up the game. MORE

Win the ruck with just one player

in Rucking & Mauling

Winning a ruck with just one player is a great way to maximise numbers post contact. In open spaces, this is a top skill to develop to retain quick ball and play again. Attacking away from congested areas, this is an ideal way to keep quick ball going. It’s also a good individual skill for normal rucks too. MORE

Great four-man lineout plays

in Scrums & Lineouts

A four-man lineout gives a great chance to win the ball and then attack with support into the opposition midfield. Here are the simple options to ensure clean ball to attack with. Set up a platform and space to attack with “spare” forwards. You have five forwards involved in the lineout, so three players can be in the backline. MORE

Hip, twist or turn: how to take contact

in Contact

There are three main options for how the ball carrier takes the ball into contact. A better understanding of the different methods will help your players decide. Though we want the ball carrier to avoid contact, there will be times when they will be tackled and still able to adjust to take the impact on their own terms. MORE

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