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This drill was dull until…

in Blog, Tips

The other week I was watching another coach set up what I can safely say was a drill: 10 cones evenly spaced in front of two lines of players, no decision-making and off they went. The players ran out with the ball, put it down, ran to another cone, ran back and picked it up. They passed it to a team mate who repeated the exercise. MORE

Beat the rush: Draw then kick

in Kicking & Catching, Tips

Outfox rush defences by drawing them onto you then kicking front foot ball behind them to win back possession and maintain go forward. With the increased use of aggressive rushing defences denying the attack space and time, new solutions are always being sought. MORE

Scan the spoiler

in Rucking & Mauling, Tips

At the breakdown, many defensive teams concentrate a great deal of effort on scanning then spoiling the tackle area before the attacking half-back gets his hands on the ball. Top-tier New Zealand sides use a simple but very effective method of sealing the tackle ball and giving their 9 a line of defence from the would-be spoilers. MORE

Basics for experts

in Tips

All players need core skills. That can be difficult if some of the players take a long time to get the basics right. You need to keep all your players interested and that is tough. Here are some ways to deal with this. By Colin Ireland and Dan Cottrell MORE



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