This session connects a lineout with what happens in the phase after the lineout. It is aimed at developing a relationship between the set piece and phase play, depending on whether the lineout works or not. MORE
Mix up your lineout training and tactics
Lineout training should be based around getting the basics right first. When Gary Gold was coaching the South African team with Victor Matfield and they were the best lineout in the world, he used to say: “They know where the ball is going, but Victor will always beat them into the air.”
But a lineout is not just about the jump/lift. It’s also about what happens afterwards. Here are four activities to develop different aspects of this set-piece situation.
Use Lineout good/bad phases to develop your play based on the success of your lineout.
Great four-man lineout plays gives you options if you lack lots of jumpers and lifters in your team,
If you don’t nail the throw and jump, Lineout recovery challenges the players to react and restart the phase.
Lineout imperfection is ideal to introduce more players into the possible lift/jump roles.