Use this activity to realign quickly to take an opportunity to attack space. Then, attack the ball running straight with efficient passing.
Note that in the video, the coach uses the post protectors as a visual cue to run straight.
Put two players between two tackle tubes spaced about 10m apart and a feeder and first receiver about 5m away at the side.
The players race into position.
The feeder passes to the first receiver who passes to the middle player who passes the third player.
As coach, the best place to stand is in the middle of the tubes. This is the visual cue for the middle player. Watch carefully for the players facing towards the try line, keeping the ball off the chest as they catch and pass.
Constantly swap roles. Then put the cones to the left of the pads so the players attack the other way.
Add in a defender who pressurises the first receiver, and then another defender to pressurise the second receiver. They can run back in the opposite direction before turning to defend.
“Square hips” which means the hips face up the pitch.
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Put your players into more realistic scenarios so they can test their skills in the same circumstances as they would in the game. It’s also a good test for the defenders too.
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The clearing pass from a ruck isn’t always made by a scrum half. Every player in your team needs to be able to perform it as it is unrealistic to expect the 9 to be at every breakdown.
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Test out whether support players are in place by having the ball carrier use a “no-look pass”, confident their support will be there and responding only to a call.
The ball carrier passes as normal without looking, responding to a call knowing the support player is in place. This maintains go forward and speed in the attack. MORE