EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Hinge to the trigger

in Rugby drills, Scrums & Lineouts

This is a great high-energy drill to use before moving on to lineout plays later in your unit session. It’s a competitive activity to develop lifters’ reaction times and technique, both in attack and defence. MORE

Catch at every angle

in Rugby drills, Scrums & Lineouts

Even the best lineout throws will require some agility on the jumper’s part, as he must reach across to the middle line. So work on their ability to take the ball at all angles and still deliver it cleanly to the 9. MORE

4 v 4 lineouts for tempo

in Scrums & Lineouts

Lineouts start with the players walking into the set piece. Your players need to get used to arriving, concealing their intentions and having the confidence to jump to meet the throw. MORE

Recover your own kick

in Core skills, Kicking & Catching

Kicking the ball doesn’t have to mean conceding possession. In the final part of our series on catching, we look at how to win back the ball from two main types of kick – the box kick and “chip and chase”. MORE

Win more rucks with fewer numbers

in Rucking & Mauling, Rugby drills

Good decision-making is crucial if you’re to secure your ball without committing too many players – or know whether to compete when defending. There are key two ruck decisions to make: numbers and style of rucking. How do players know whether to commit to the ruck or not? MORE

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