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.

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How to improve going forward and supporting 2


in Attack, Contact, Practice plans

Players love simple targets. Not just simple targets to achieve, but simple targets to understand like moving the ball from one end of a box to another. That’s why they will enjoy “blast”. It works on the ball carrier and his support making progress up the field whilst a defender attempts to prevent their progress. This expands into a match situation where the “blast” might be used. MORE

How to develop the switch pass 3

Cut to the chase

in Passing & Handling, Practice plans

Switch passes - also known as “cuts” - should be a natural part of the passing armoury. This session uses a simple exercise that can be set up with lots of stations. Players will learn that timing and angles are as important as the pass itself. MORE

VIDEO: Perfecting the spin pass

in Rugby drills

The spin pass comes into its own when wanting to combine greater speed and distance – seeing a 10 fizz a long pass to an outside back is a thing of beauty. Here’s how to get players started… MORE

Draw and pass to score

in Rugby drills

Create overlaps by coaching players to race “around the corner” just before the ball is delivered, giving the defence little time to react and get organised. The aim is to put the strike runner away. MORE

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