Rugby drills

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

Hitting the wall (of noise)

in Defence, Rugby drills

Focus on man-to-man marking, so the attack feels like it is running into a wall of defenders. It requires good footwork and working with the other defenders to make sure there are no holes in that wall. MORE

Base ruck

in Contact, Rugby drills

Simple to set up, these activities work on improving individual and group skills. There are no bags, just bodies to drive out from the tackle contest. It challenges players to find a rucking solution with a low body position. MORE

Tackler teams

in Defence, Rugby drills

This works on low tackles and the decisions of the tackler himself and the next arriving defender to maximise the chances of a turnover. MORE

4 ways to balance skills and fitness

in Fitness & Conditioning

How do we get a perfect balance of conditioning and skill work? Simple – concentrate on four key elements. By Sean Holley, former Bristol and Ospreys coach. 01  The warm-up Good use can be made of session warm-ups to do skills work. At an early stage, passing, catching and light kicking skills can be introduced.... MORE

Cloak and swagger

in Rugby drills

Allow players to be creative in their attacking running and also in their defence with this game of deceit. You can rattle through lots of goes and it is ideal as a session starter. ACTIVITY ŒTwo defenders wait near the end of the box Three players face away from the defenders, handing the ball between... MORE

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