EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

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.

The gate

in Attack, Rugby drills

Encourage your players to attack the spaces between opponents with neat footwork and then offload the ball to teammates who are in close support. By Dan Cottrell MORE

Pick and go basics

in Attack

Add effective pick and go plays to your tactics. Give your players the skills and decision making to use this ploy accurately. MORE

Fix, pass and penetrate

in Attack

Get your first receiver to hold their defender and the second receiver to take the gap. This activity develops the decision-making into a three-player attack. MORE

Bump, pop or latch

in Attack

Create options to support and dent the defensive line when the tacklers are in a strong position to start with. The support player coaches the ball carrier in-play. MORE

Stop your 10 drifting

in Attack, Rugby drills

Fly halves (10s) that angle away the source of the ball before they pass, force their own backline across, losing attacking space wider out. Help your 10 stop drifting. MORE

How do I get my players to play “heads...

in Attack

Heads up rugby means the players make decisions on what’s in front of them rather than play to a pattern. We would like our players to do this more often because it allows them to exploit weaknesses in defence. MORE



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