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

How to create a mismatch

in Attack, Rugby drills

Creating overlaps increases your chance of all positive results: scoring tries, gaining ground, making breaks and quick recycled ball. So use planned moves from the scrum base to manufacture a 3 v 2. MORE

How to execute perfect miss passes 2

Execute perfect miss passes

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

The miss pass is frequently misused. When executed at the right time, it releases attackers but too often allows defenders to drift out and push the attack towards touch. This session will develop the understanding of when to use a miss pass - or not. MORE

How to improve the rucking technique 1

Can’t ruck, won’t ruck

in Practice plans, Rucking & Mauling

All your players have to be able to clear away defenders at the breakdown. Though you won’t want your 9 or 10 to do too much of this work, they may be the first ones there. This session forces players to learn and creates confidence to ruck more. MORE

Fun and spontaneity in the rain

in Rugby drills

With the atrocious weather witnessed in Britain this winter (or any winter!), I remember with one of the young teams I was working with, my team manager had sometimes to book an Astroturf pitch for training. MORE

How to coach improved handling in the tackle 3

Offload mates

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

The angle and timing of the support player makes an offload (pass out of the tackle) work. Because the ball carrier is falling over or being manhandled by the defender, he needs to be confident that support is in place for him to release the ball. This session works on the different angles a support player can take. MORE

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