Develop your players’ ability to work in pairs in attack to beat defenders or offload under pressure to a support player. A great skills breakout for Ready4Rugby training. The ball carrier should always aim to go forward first and then beat the defender in front of him. If he can’t then he should be aware of his support players and offload the ball before or during contact. MORE
Return to play: Minis and juniors try chasers
Get your ball carriers used to running forward to score tries. This session can be run as a warm-up or as a proper tackling session as well.
Often players fail to run forwards even when they know the try line is that way. This session should encourage them to attack a space in front them and go for it.
- Split the players into pairs with a ball.
- Put the pairs 1m apart facing towards the touchline in the middle of a 10m long box.
- When you shout “pass”, the ball carrier passes to his partner.
- When you shout “turn”, the ball carrier races to the try line and his partner tries to catch him.
- Keep swapping pairs around.
- Use touch, tag, grab or full tackling.
- Spread out the pairs, so there is at least 3m between each.
- This time, instead of shouting “turn”, shout “attack”, the players with the ball aims to run past his partner.
- Attack the line.
- Carry the ball in two hands.
- Score the try properly.