Attack

Rugby attack patterns are used to get your players to make the most of the attacking opportunities that come their way during a game. In these attacking drills I look at ways to create chances for your attackers, rugby games that will sharpen their reactions near the try line, and tips on how to coach your attackers to be try-machines.

My favourite 4v2 attacking scenario

My favourite 4v2 attacking scenario

I like to look for drills that can easily be adapted to work for different abilities, and even add in new skills A good example of this is my favourite 4v2 attacking scenario. It comes from Sean Holley, former Ospreys and Bristol coach. It’s got something to offer for all players above the age of […]

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Attack what you see

U11-U16 Attack what you see

Get your attackers making decisions about how many players are needed to exploit every attacking situation. 1. Mark out a 15m x 10m area and divide it into three 5m channels. Number the channels 1, 2 and 3. 2. Put five defenders on the line facing channel 2 and five attackers with a ball on […]

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Attack Like a SCUD Missile

Attack like a SCUD missile

Here is a fun move to use with your players to create confusion in the opposition defence. It is a great way to mix backs and forwards and give everyone a chance to run with the ball. Why use it Create midfield mismatches with SCUD, a move with vague direction but plenty of damage. Set […]

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Rugby moves to create a system for attack

Players need to know what sequence of different moves are being run. This makes it easier to run the right support lines and break down defences over a series of phases. This advanced skills rugby coaching session runs a sequence of plays to attack close to the initial point of contact then wide out.

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Drills for quick decisions

Reacting to unusual situations and making quick decisions is crucial for all rugby players. Developing these skills is not easy, but using speed-strategy training drills will get your players thinking faster.

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