Match Day Tactics

Prepare For and React to the Trickiest Match Day Situations
Dan Cottrell

An arsenal of 23 rugby tactics that will help you to give your team the match day edge they need. If you struggle to come up with winning tactics for your team this is the book you need.


Having the right tactic up your sleeve can spell the difference between failure and success.

It could be a word in the captain’s ear at half time, or a pre-planned tactical switch for the second half. Or perhaps a ploy that depends on a muddy pitch, or even a substitution at a critical moment. These are all things that can turn a game.

Match Day Tactics contains a tips, advice, tactics, and techniques for use during the game. To help you make the most of conditions and opportunities it can be hard to plan for.

Compiled from extensive research into the most effective tactics and techniques, Match Day Tactics is a collection of valuable coaching insights from around the world. Presented to help you to banish many of your match day worries, and make sure that your team’s performance really packs a punch.

Containing a battery of pre-match planning and organisational tactics, Match Day Tactics will put you and your team mentally ahead even before the whistle blows.


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Dan is a practising RFU Level 3 coach and coach educator. He coaches with the Bristol Bears DPP programme, is the assistant coach with University of Bristol Women's team and is a coach mentor for Broad Plain RFC mini and juniors section. He was Head Coach of Swansea Schools U15 and has previously held coaching roles with the Young Ospreys Academy and as Assistant Coach with the Wales Women's Team for the 2010 World Cup. He was director of rugby for Cranleigh School, Surrey. Previously he played rugby for Bath and Bristol.