EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Turnover and play | Activities, drills and games

When the defending team regain possession of the ball, a turnover, it’s a great chance to attack. In the pro-game, with all the organised defences in place, this is a very potent opportunity.

In the lower levels, it probably offers as many chances to make significant inroads into the opposition, though it does rely on all the players being aware of the opportunities.

Start the process with these activities and games.

First, use the Wrap up and turnover practice plan to win the ball back.

You can also practise this with “Run over” turnovers, which focuses on counter-rucking to gain possession.

Then focus on what happens next. Triangle turnovers is a small-sided game to create more awareness.

Finally, Turnover attack is a practice plan to build a pattern of play to attack with fresh possession and a disorganised defence.

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