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Pre-season decision-making activities

in Email Newsletters, Rugby drills

Got the lungs burning? Now it’s time to get those brains whirring! Put the players in lots of different scenarios which match possible situations they might face in a match to help them think about their options. Decision-making exercises mean that your team will have to connect with each other, communicate and discover what works best. MORE

Develop a player-centred defence

in Defence, Email Newsletters

The basic principles of defence are: Go forward Provide support Apply pressure Regain possession As you can see, they don't explicitly say tackling. So, if we really want to improve our defence, we have to look at the whole, not just one of the parts. MORE

Conquer the maul

in Email Newsletters, Rucking & Mauling

A maul is formed of at least two attackers, held by a defender, with the ball off the ground. It’s a wrestling match that comes with a risk and reward for the attacking team – go forward and tie in defenders, or be stopped and lose the ball to a scrum. MORE

Develop dominant ball carriers

in Email Newsletters, Rugby drills

When a ball carrier enters the tackle, we call that the contact collision. Ideally, they don’t take contact, but inevitably it will happen plenty of times in the game, and the more dominant your ball carrier is, the more likely your team will succeed in the next phase of the game. Win the contact collision... MORE

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