Phil Davies explains how you can train forwards to set up from rucks to attack using a simple triangle shape. He outlines the key running lines from players "coming around the corner", or coming back from the touchline. MORE
Ruck tactics | ruck decisions | activities and game scenarios
Improve your success rate at rucks. For example, the winning teams in the first weekend of the Six Nations won over 95% of their rucks. Then, once you have worked how to win the rucks, figure out how to play away from those rucks.
To warm up, let’s start after the ruck. In the VIDEO: Develop forwards’ attacking shape from rucks, Phil Davies shows us how to set up a three-player formation to attack the same way or go back towards the touchline.
Make sure you have enough players on their feet to play this sort of game. Rob Appleyard suggest tactics and then activities to Win more rucks with fewer numbers.
Now, test the players in an intense environment, Sharp drills: Ruck triangles is a Rugby Coach Weekly favourite, as a player favourite too.
Then draw it all together with Ruck and Roll. This activity has players winning rucks and then realigning for the next play.