EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Attack the outside edge

If their open-side wing holds back for the kick, he’s often detached from his outside centre. Use this session to fix the centre and give your wing a good chance to beat his opposite number.

It will help you exploit a situation where you’ve isolated their 13 and created a disconnection between him and the wing.

  1. Set up a 4 v 3 as above.
  2. The feeder is static and has a defender starting 5m inside him.
  3. The receiver starts inside the box, with a defender on the edge of the box 15m away.
  4. The last defender (a wing) comes from around the end line.

  1. The receiver aims to fix or get between the two outside defenders and release his wing.
  2. He also has the option of a support player behind him to pass to.
  3. The attacker must run at pace or he’ll be cut off by the defender who starts near the feeder.
  4. Use either full or grab tackles.

  1. Develop by widening the box, with the extra attacker now in the line.
  2. An extra defender acts as a full back.
  3. Work from both sides of the field.

TECHNIQUE

  • Stress the middle defender by attacking him at pace.
  • Give the wing plenty of time to beat his opponent.
Share this
Follow us