A book review of Ulitmate Crush: Waseda University Rugby, Leadership and Building the Strongest Winning Team in Japan Katsuyuki Kiyomiya translated by Ian Ruxton. The Japanese love slogans. Ultimate Crush, which was coined for the Waseda University rugby team, translates differently according to the dialect used*, but the core meaning of “overwhelming victory” is clear. MORE
Using boxes and channels for your rugby drills
Using boxes for your rugby drills offers a great way to:
- Observe players working, not least allowing you to easily assess players who are struggling.
- Work on short-handling rugby skills.
- Develop agility skills.
- Develop a variety of visual skills.
- Introduce or rework the basics of support play and ball presentation in a non-contact, but still pressured, environment.
Benefits of training in channels
Channels allow you to develop rugby skills through repetition. Players work along the channel and recover by jogging back down the outside before going again. They are a great way to:
- Make slight changes and coaching points as you go.
- Develop passing, support play and decision-making skills in two-on-one and similar situations.
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