This season, never hunt around for a fresh rugby drill again, find activities to help you train all the skills your players need in Rugby Coach Weekly.
Get proven and easy to use drills for all groups and abilities and to coach all rugby skills with Rugby Coach Weekly. As a coach, it is your job to give your team the skills and technique to be great players.
The rugby drills in this section will help you coach your players in the core skills of the game. We’ll tell you what to look out for, how to get the ideas over to your players, and we’ll give you games and exercises to really power-up their skills.
Drills by skill
Drills by age group
in Rugby drills, Tackling
Not all 2 v 1s have the support player in lateral support. Work on the passing and offload options in tight channels, where the ball carrier might take contact and the support punches through. MORE
in Scrums & Lineouts
There are many options for binding up in the front row before engagement. Here’s what you need to concentrate on to give your players the strongest positions. MORE
in Passing & Handling, Practice plans
How often is an overlap wasted because one pass is poor and the receiver has to check his run to take the ball or drops it? Players need to work in pressure situations where they are challenged to pass quickly and accurately. “Handball” will push your players to their passing limits by making them pass under intense pressure. MORE
in Rugby coaching videos, Rugby drills, Tackling
Develop players’ skills around the tackle and post-tackle situation. The tackler makes the tackle and then rolls out quickly. The ball carrier aims to present the ball well to prevent the steal (jackle). MORE
in Contact, Practice plans
With sometimes 150 or so tackles made in a game a tackled player’s actions can make the difference between winning and losing. Trying to offload in the wrong situation is extremely risky, but then, so is holding or placing the ball.
Groundwork will develop the crucial decision making skills for tackled players and their supporters. MORE
in Rucking & Mauling, Rugby drills, U10+
See how well individuals react under pressure at the ruck with this decision-making activity and progression. It isolates ball presentation and 1 v 1 ruck skills. It’s intensive, so only needs to last ten minutes. MORE
in Attack, Attack, Rugby drills
Draw in defenders and release attacking options with your 10 putting himself into the best place to deliver the ball. It’s a coffee table shape. Use this exercise to develop these possibilities. MORE
in Rugby drills, Tackling
We've got over 600 drills, activities, tips, tactics and games on the site about tackling. So, while we love all of them, here's our top ten. MORE
in Attack, Rugby drills
Make players react instinctively to each other with this thought-provoking activity, says former Tigers coach, Mike Penistone. When we consider support play we should expect the ball carrier to go where his instincts take him and the support players to react instinctively. MORE
in Attack, Defence, Rugby drills, U10+
Combine a competitive passing drill and a game to switch your players on and get them working hard on both technical and tactical aspects of their game. Use this activity to replicate game tempo. MORE